• Old men delight in giving good advice as a consolation for the fact that they can no longer provide bad examples.
  • The hours of folly are measur'd by the clock, but of wisdom no clock can measure.
    • William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790), Proverbs of Hell.
  • A short saying oft contains much wisdom.
  • Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools.
    • George Chapman, All Fools (1605)
  • The power of a book lies in its power to turn a solitary act into a shared vision. As long as we have books, we are not alone.
    • Laura Welch Bush, Bringing Out the Best in Everyone You Coach : Use the Enneagram System for Exceptional Results (2009) by Ginger Lapid-Bogda, p. 123.
  • People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it's served up.
    • George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings (1998)
  • Nos vertus ne sont, le plus souvent, que de vices déguisés.

Useful sourcing materialEdit

Google Books