Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
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.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
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.
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.
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.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
The knowledge of all things is possible
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.