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.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
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 direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
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.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.