—Balthasar Gracian (via mycolorbook)
Good things, when short, are twice as good.
Five great enemies to peace inhabit with us: vice, avarice,ambition, envy, anger, and pride. If those enemies wereto be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
—Francesco Petrarcha (via mycolorbook)
If you describe things as better than they are, you are considered to be a romantic; if you describe things as worse than they are, you will be called a realist; and if you describe things exactly as they are, you will be thought of as a satirist.
—Quentin Crisp (via mycolorbook)
The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
—H.L. Mencken (via quotes-shape-us)