Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
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.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
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.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
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.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.