The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
When you know better you do better.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
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.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.