I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
A witty saying proves nothing.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
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 fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.