I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Investigate, educate and organize the country must progress, productive works and industries are the main avenues at present next to education for the advancement of the country
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
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.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.