What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
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.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
Just when I thought there wasn't room enough for another thought in my head, I had this great idea.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
My weapon is literature
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.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.