I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
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.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
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.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
My weapon is literature
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.