A thought is an idea in transit.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
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.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.