The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
We all owe death a life.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
In the end, everything is a gag.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.