The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
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.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
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.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.