The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
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.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
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.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.