To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Time wounds all heels.
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 are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
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.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
The cure for pain is in the pain.