Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.
Rigidly Common Logic
The most considerable difference I note among men is not in their readiness to fall into error, but in their readiness to acknowledge these inevitable lapses.
Freedom and order are not incompatible... truth is strength... free discussion is the very life of truth.
Incompatible Truth Is
The scientific spirit is of more value than its products, and irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.
Held Errors Scientific
Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation.
Make Up Good Decidedly
Of moral purpose I see no trace in Nature. That is an article of exclusively human manufacture and very much to our credit.
Purpose I I See
It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.
It is one of the most saddening things in life that, try as we may, we can never be certain of making people happy, whereas we can almost always be certain of making them unhappy.
People Life Almost
Books are the money of Literature, but only the counters of Science.
Literature Only Money
In science, as in art, and, as I believe, in every other sphere of human activity, there may be wisdom in a multitude of counsellors, but it is only in one or two of them.
I do not say think as I think, but think in my way. Fear no shadows, least of all in that great spectre of personal unhappiness which binds half the world to orthodoxy.
Half Fear Least