It is the height of absurdity to sow little but weeds in the first half of one's lifetime and expect to harvest a valuable crop in the second half.
In politics, absurdity is not a handicap.
All philosophy lies in two words: sustain and abstain
Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one.
Absence and death are the same -- only that in death there is no suffering.
The absent are always in the wrong.
The absent are like children, helpless to defend themselves.
When a person is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind.
The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.
Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.