To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
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.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.