Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
Be that self which one truly is.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.