The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
I cannot live without books.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
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.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.