I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
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.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
A thought is an idea in transit.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.