Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
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.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
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.
Industrialize or perish.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
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 deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.