It is better to know how to learn than to know.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
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.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
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.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.