Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
It is piracy, not overt online music stores, which is our main competitor.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.