Why should we honor those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.
An aged man is but a paltry thing, A tattered coat upon a stick.
Wine come in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye; That’s all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die.
I have certainly known more men destroyed by the desire to have a wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots.
The intellect of man is forced to choose perfection of the life, or of the work, and if it takes the second must refuse a heavenly mansion, raging in the dark.
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold.