If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
My weapon is literature
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.