Truth is what stands the test of experience.
Man is here for the sake of other men – above all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.
Student is not a container you have to fill but a torch you have to light up.
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.
Genius is not that you are smarter than everyone else. It is that you are ready to receive the inspiration.
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
The masses are never militaristic until their minds are poisoned by propaganda.
Logic will get you from a to b. Imagination will take you everywhere.
The person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into lazy habits of thinking..
There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.
Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience.
I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.
Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts.
The most valuable thing a teacher can impart to children is not knowledge and understanding per se but a longing for knowledge and understanding, and an appreciation for intellectual values, whether they be artistic, scientific, or moral.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
Combinatory play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought.