Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye...until we meet again
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Last year I sang for the Queen of England, met the president of the United States, and got an Emmy and a star on The Walk of Fame. And what did I do? I was just being myself.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.