Old age is a high price to pay for maturity.
No one is too old to learn a new way of being stupid.
Almost everything is more popular now than it used to be.
How weak and insignificant are the efforts of Man in comparison with the intractable elements of Nature ... but only as long as the course of this struggle is not explained in detail to the grandchildren.
Traditions are solutions for which we have forgotten the corresponding problems.
Technological advances have simply provided us with more effective means of moving backward.