In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
The knowledge of all things is possible
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
I cannot live without books.