I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
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 fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
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.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.