I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
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 more important than knowledge.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
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.
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.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.