Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
I think, therefore I am.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.