The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
The knowledge of all things is possible
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
A thought is an idea in transit.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
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.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.