Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
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.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
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.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
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.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.