All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
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.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.