The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
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.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
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.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Investigate, educate and organize.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.