Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
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.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Dare to think for yourself.
Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
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.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help 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.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.