I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
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.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Industrialize or perish.
Dare to think for yourself.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
When you know better you do better.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.