To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
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.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.