Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
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.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
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 furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.