The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Know what you are talking about.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
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.
A thought is an idea in transit.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
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.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
I cannot live without books.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.