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.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Investigate, educate and organize.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
The knowledge of all things is possible
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
A thought is an idea in transit.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
When you know better you do better.