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 deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
A thought is an idea in transit.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
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.
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.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Industrialize or perish.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.