Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
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.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
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.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.