The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.