The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
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.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
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.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.