As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
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.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.