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.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
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 task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
I cannot live without books.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
When you know better you do better.
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.