When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
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.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.