Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
My weapon is literature
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.