If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
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.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.