To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
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.
A friend to all is a friend to none
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
The object of the superior man is truth.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Resist much. Obey little.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Wisdom begins at the end.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
Think globally, act locally.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
What can't be cured must be endured.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.