"When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Denis Diderot on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Denis Diderot on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Denis Diderot on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Denis Diderot on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Denis Diderot on Robert Frost
"Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth."
"When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years."
"The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find."
"There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint."
"People praise virtue, but they hate it, they run away from it. It freezes you to death, and in this world you've got to keep your feet warm."