A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
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 little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
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.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
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 most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
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.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.