I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
My weapon is literature
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
The knowledge of all things is possible
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.