The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Dare to think for yourself.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
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.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
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.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.