My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
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.
Investigate, educate and organize.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
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.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
When you know better you do better.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.