Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
When you know better you do better.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
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.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
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.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
A witty saying proves nothing.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
I am a part of everything that I have read.