Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
A thought is an idea in transit.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
The knowledge of all things is possible
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.