The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
Know what you are talking about.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.