An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn’t betray it I’d be ashamed of myself.
The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.
All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called ‘Facts’. They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Complex astronomical instruments like the Antikythera Mechanism and the Nebra Sky Disk were made by Pagans. Our Pagan intellectual heritage includes poets and scientists and literary intellectuals of every kind, especially including those who wrote some of the most important and influential books in all of Western history.
Only through the conscious action of the working masses in city and country can it be brought to life, only through the people’s highest intellectual maturity and inexhaustible idealism can it be brought safely through all storms and find its way to port.
The highest Hindu intellectual training was based on the practice of yoga, and produced, as its fruit, those marvellous philosophical systems, the six Darshanas and the Brahma Sutras, which are still the delight of scholars and the inspiration of occultists and mystics.
I don’t see myself as a hero because what I’m doing is self-interested: I don’t want to live in a world where there’s no privacy and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity.
The liberal professions, and in a wider sense the well-to-do classes, are certainly those with the liveliest taste for knowledge and the most active intellectual life.