Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Innovation is not the product of logical thought, although the result is tied to logical structure.
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
The difference between what the most and the least learned people know is inexpressibly trivial in relation to that which is unknown.
It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.
The human mind has first to construct forms, independently, before we can find them in things.
Look deep, deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
My pacifism is an instinctive feeling, a feeling that possesses me because the murder of men is disgusting. My attitude is not derived from any intellectual theory but is based on my deepest antipathy to every kind of cruelty and hatred.
Not until we dare to regard ourselves as a nation, not until we respect ourselves, can we gain the esteem of others, or rather only then will it come of its own accord
Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things.