If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
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.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
If you're teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.