A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
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.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
Investigate, educate and organize.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.