We often hear of the beauties of old age, but the only old age that is beautiful is the one the man has been long preparing for by living a beautiful life. Every one of us is right now preparing for old age. … There may be a substitute somewhere in the world for Good Nature, but I do not know where it can be found. The secret of salvation is this: keep sweet, be useful, and keep busy.
Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn.
Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.
Silent gratitude isn't very much to anyone.