No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
Industrialize or perish.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.