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.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
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.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.