We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
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.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
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.
The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
The knowledge of all things is possible
I think that kids have a greater capacity for processing things than we give them credit for.