There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
A witty saying proves nothing.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
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.
Investigate, educate and organize.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of 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.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.