The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
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.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
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.