Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
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 man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Dare to think for yourself.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.