Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
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.
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.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.