The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Investigate, educate and organize.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
The knowledge of all things is possible
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
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.