Old age is by nature rather talkative.
We all owe death a life.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
Life is too short for long-term grudges.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
Live simply so others may simply live.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.