I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Know what you are talking about.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
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.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
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.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
The knowledge of all things is possible
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
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.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
My weapon is literature
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.