A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
Dare to think for yourself.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.