Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
My weapon is literature
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
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.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Dare to think for yourself.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Industrialize or perish.