My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
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.