Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.
To have a great man for an intimate friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.
Yet the stupid believe they are awake, busily and brightly assuming they understand things, calling this man ruler, that one herdsman? How dense! Confucius and you are both dreaming! And when I say you are dreaming, I am dreaming, too.
I've been involved in something which was chaotic and insane. All I can say now is that I am, and intend to stay, a single man.
It's going to take a certain man for me to ever get involved with, because he'll have to realize I don't have two children, I have three. Tommy is always going to always be a part of my life.
No intelligent man believes that anybody ever willingly errs or willingly does base and evil deeds; they are well aware that all who do base and evil things to them unwillingly.
I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.
Mathematicians have tried in vain to this day to discover some order in the sequence of prime numbers, and we have reason to believe that it is a mystery into which the human mind will never penetrate.
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself.
But when you're a celebrity, you discover that you're no longer the pursuer, but the one being pursued. That's one of the disappointments I have had since becoming a single man.
For my wrap present, Colin Farrell gave me a first edition book. I got so involved with this character and I was so sad when the movie was over that when I got home and I tried to read the book I got really emotional and I started crying.
There's good and bad in everybody. I wasn't looking for the good, or looking for the bad. This is a man who signed his pact with the devil 20 years ago, and he's learned to live with it. He's tried to protect his family from it.
If a man has nothing to eat, fasting is the most intelligent thing he can do.
How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.
Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded.
That a man is successful who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much, who has gained the respect of the intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.
You know what black hatred women feel toward me as soon as they see me, until I return inside my shell, they use every possible weapon. As soon as a generous man tries to help me out, a woman is here to hold his arm and prevent him from acting.
Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly, stupid or intelligent. We love because we love.
Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.
I have met with some of them - very honest fellows, who, with all their stupidity, had a kind of intelligence and an upright good sense, which cannot be the characteristics of fools.
God lends a helping hand to the man who tries hard.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea.