Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying, ''Why not?'' and the other, ''Why bother?''
Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.
The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.