The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
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.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
When you know better you do better.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Dare to think for yourself.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.