I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
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.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
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.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.