If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
A witty saying proves nothing.
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.
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.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
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.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.