To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.