Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
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.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.