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.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
My weapon is literature
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
When you know better you do better.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
I cannot live without books.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
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.