A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
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.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.