Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
Dare to think for yourself.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.