Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw some and paint some and sing and dance and play and work everyday some.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
Never, ever underestimate the power of 'Id Like that.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
History is the devil's scripture.
It takes a long time to grow young.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.