The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
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.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
Learning never exhausts the mind.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
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.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.