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.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
It took us three years to build the NeXT computer. If we'd given customers what they said they wanted, we'd have built a computer they'd have been happy with a year after we spoke to them - not something they'd want now.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.