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.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
When you know better you do better.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
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
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.