Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
It took us three years to build the NeXT computer. If we'd given customers what they said they wanted, we'd have built a computer they'd have been happy with a year after we spoke to them - not something they'd want now.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
Investigate, educate and organize.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.