My dad's gay experiences really had a very positive influence on me and my straight relationships - how to better accept all the weirdness and ambiguity and ups and downs and paradoxes. I knew from the beginning I was writing about love.
To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
Some wisdom you must learn from one who's wise.
Cleverness is not wisdom.
Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.
Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
Love is all we have the only way that each can help the other.
He is not a lover who does not love forever.
There is just one life for each of us: our own.
The greatest pleasure of life is love.
Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.
Down on your knees and thank heaven fasting for a good man's love.
God hates violence. He has ordained that all men fairly possess their...
Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails.
He was a wise man who originated the idea of God.
Those whom God wishes to destroy he first makes mad.
Whoso neglects learning in his youth loses the past and is dead for the...
Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.
Friends show their love in times of trouble not in happiness.
Forgive son men are men they needs must err.
No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.
To persevere trusting in what hopes he has is courage in a man.
The best of seers is he who guesses well.