To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
What's done can't be undone.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
What can't be cured must be endured.