If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
I cannot live without books.
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.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
A thought is an idea in transit.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
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.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.