That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
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.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.