In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
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.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
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 hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.