What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
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.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
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.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.