Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
The knowledge of all things is possible
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.