We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
You cant have a plan for your day, til you have a plan for your life.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
Freedom is from within.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.