To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
I think, therefore I am.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.