To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.