It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
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.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
I think, therefore I am.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
Intelligence is a moral category.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
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.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.