To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.