It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
Industrialize or perish.
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
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.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.
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.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.