To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?