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.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
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.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
Know what you are talking about.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
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.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
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.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.