If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
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.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
A witty saying proves nothing.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
Know what you are talking about.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.