A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Investigate, educate and organize.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.