The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
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.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
A witty saying proves nothing.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
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 beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.