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.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
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.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know 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.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.