Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
Dare to think for yourself.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
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.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Know what you are talking about.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Investigate, educate and organize.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
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.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
A child miseducated is a child lost.