Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
Industrialize or perish.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
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.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
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.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
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.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think