If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
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.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Dare to think for yourself.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.