A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
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.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Investigate, educate and organize.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
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.
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.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.