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.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Know what you are talking about.
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 think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
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.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.