The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
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.
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.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.