Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
I cannot live without books.
A thought is an idea in transit.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.