Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
My weapon is literature