You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Know what you are talking about.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.