The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
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.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
My weapon is literature
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.