The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
Investigate, educate and organize.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
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.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining 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.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
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 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.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.