Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
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.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
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 am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
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.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.