I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
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.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
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 have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Investigate, educate and organize.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
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.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
Dare to think for yourself.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.