If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
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.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Dare to think for yourself.