God always takes the simplest way.
That is the way to learn the most, that when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes
Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.
The framing of a problem is often far more essential than its solution
One cannot alter a condition with the same mind set that created it in the first place.
Older men start wars, but younger men fight them.
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
A problem can’t be solved with the same level of thinking that created it.
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own — a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotisms.
Knowledge exists in two forms – lifeless, stored in books, and alive, in the consciousness of men. The second form of existence is after all the essential one; the first, indispensable as it may be, occupies only an inferior position.