A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.