For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
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.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
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.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
The knowledge of all things is possible
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.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.