The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
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.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.