Civilization is a race between disaster and education.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
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.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge
Learning never exhausts the mind.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Industrialize or perish.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.