Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them
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.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.