“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
"Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving."
"Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions."
“If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.”
“When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.”
“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”