To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
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.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.