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.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
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.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
Investigate, educate and organize.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.