Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
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.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
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.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.