Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
Wat kan in de bezigheden der mensen van belang lijken voor een man die de eeuwigheid voor ogen houdt en zich bewust is van de uitgestrektheid van het universum?
I never heard of an old man forgetting where he had buried his money! Old people remember what interests them: the dates fixed for their lawsuits, and the names of their debtors and creditors.
It is our own evil thoughts which madden us.
It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.
In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour command power and glory.