A book may be compared to your neighbor: if it be good, it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early.
Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.
Old age is not a disease – it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.
Few people know how to be old.
Power should not be concentrated in the hands of so few, and powerlessness in the hands of so many.
Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind – even if your voice shakes.
We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we admire.
The cool kindliness of sheets, that soon smooth away trouble; and the rough male kiss of blankets.