Love is an aesthetic, studded with fairy tales.
Every honest man lives for himself. Every man worth calling a man lives for himself. The one who doesn’t – doesn’t live at all.
The tales of our exploits will survive as long as the human voice itself.
My own life has been much more than a fairy tale. I’ve had my share of difficult moments, but whatever difficulties I’ve gone through, I’ve always gotten the prize at the end.
For my whole life, my favorite activity was reading. It’s not the most social pastime.
We’ve moved on now but if I’m honest I am still a little bit in love with the way that we were.
I’ve always resented mirrors for their honesty.
Whatever understanding is reached with Pakistan has to be followed honestly, and everybody will have to rise above party politics and be actively committed to make India prosperous.
With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.
Reading is thinking with someone else’s head instead of one’s own.
Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else’s head instead of with one’s own.
Scholars are those who have read in books, but thinkers, men of genius, world-enlighteners, and reformers of the human race are those who have read directly in the book of the world.
I’ve never known any trouble than an hour’s reading didn’t assuage.
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them; but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
Politics these days in no occupation for an honest man… neither educated nor honest, he has to be an ignoramus & a rogue.
No man is really honest; none of us is above the influence of gain.
A demagogue must be neither an educated nor an honest man; he has to be an ignoramus and a rogue.
A recluse without books and ink is already in life a dead man.
Kant’s style is so heavy that after his pure reason, the reader longs for unreasonableness.