If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost.
At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.