As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
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.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
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.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
A witty saying proves nothing.