What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
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.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
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.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
My weapon is literature
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.