Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
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.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
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.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction