All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Industrialize or perish.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
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.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.