The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
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.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
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.
When you know better you do better.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
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 the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.