All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
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.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Know what you are talking about.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.