How alone everyone is in the vast tomb of the universe!
On the church vaulting above was the clock-face of eternity, void of number and serving as its own hand, only one black finger was pointing and the dead wanted to tell the time by it.
It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them.
Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him.
Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.
Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon, silvering over the evening of life.
Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end.
Live your life and forget your age.
Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life.
Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Two aged men, that had been foes for life, Met by a grave, and wept - and in those tears They washed away the memory of their strife; Then wept again the loss of all those years.
Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
The life of Christ concerns Him who, being the holiest among the mighty, and the mightiest among the holy, lifted with His pierced hand empires off their hinges, and turned the stream of centuries out of its channel, and still governs the ages.