In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
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.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.