For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Industrialize or perish.
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.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
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 books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
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.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.