Michel De Montaigne
Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.
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There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
It is not death, it is dying that alarms me.
There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom.
There is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge.
The thing I fear most is fear.
I write to keep from going mad from the contradictions I find among mankind - and to work some of those contradictions out for myself.
Every one rushes elsewhere and into the future, because no one wants to face one's own inner self.
Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil's alphabet - the first vice in corrupt nature that moves, and the last which dies.
My ultimate aim is to make euthanasia a positive experience.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
The deferring of anger is the best antidote to anger.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.
It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.
I think that it's more likely that in my 60s and 70s I will be writing poetry rather than fiction.
My generation of bossy, confident, baby-boom women were something brand new in history. Our energy and assertiveness weren't created by Betty Friedan, unknown before her 1963 book, or by Gloria Steinem, whose political activism, as even the Lifetime profile admitted, did not begin until 1969.
You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
I turned to music originally because of my past and needing a release or an outlet to get out anger or frustration or hurt.