To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
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.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
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.