Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
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.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.