Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
Resist much. Obey little.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
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.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.