The highest result of education is tolerance.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
When you know better you do better.
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.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
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.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Know what you are talking about.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.