Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
When you know better you do better.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
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.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
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.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
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.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.