To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
Industrialize or perish.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
A witty saying proves nothing.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
The knowledge of all things is possible
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
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.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.