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.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
The knowledge of all things is possible
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
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.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
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.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.