Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
Certain signs precede certain events.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.