In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
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.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
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.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Dare to think for yourself.
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.