Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
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.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
My weapon is literature
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.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.