What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
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.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
My weapon is literature
I cannot live without books.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
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.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
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.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.