There is something that falls short of perfection in every book, without exception, something influenced by the age, even something… (read more)
When men grow virtuous in their old age, they are merely making a sacrifice to God of the Devil's leavings.
Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
Everybody wants to live forever, but nobody wants to grow old.
No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age… (read more)
Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and… (read more)
Beauty and ugliness disappear equally under the wrinkles of age; one is lost in them the other hidden.