Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
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.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
My weapon is literature
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Investigate, educate and organize.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
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.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.