The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
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.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.