“The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.”

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”

“It’s difficult for most people to imagine the creative process in tennis. Seemingly it’s just an athletic matter of hitting the ball consistently well within the boundaries of the court. That analysis is just as specious as thinking that the difficulty in portraying King Lear on stage is learning all the lines.”

“[Thinking is] what a great many people think they are doing when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”

“Some people do not become thinkers simply because their memories are too good.”

“At a certain age some people’s minds close up; they live on their intellectual fat”

“Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once a week.”

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you”

“A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.”

“Cannot people realize how large an income is thrift?”