The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
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.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
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.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
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.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
The knowledge of all things is possible
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
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.