If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
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.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
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.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
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.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
A thought is an idea in transit.