Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
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.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
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.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
My weapon is literature
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.