All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
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.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
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.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
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.