In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape.
Wisdom is keeping a sense of fallibility of all our views and opinions.
Intellectuals are people who believe that ideas are of more importance than values. That is to say, their own ideas and other people's values.
Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself.
We confess our bad qualities to others out of fear of appearing naive or ridiculous by not being aware of them.