When you know better you do better.
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.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
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.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
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.
Industrialize or perish.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Dare to think for yourself.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
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.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.