Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty.
(Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Mme. Gaston in a letter to Mme. De l'Estorade, in Letters of Two Brides (Mémoires de Deux Jeunes Mariées), in La Presse (1841-1842), Souverain (1842), included in the Scènes de la Vie Privée in the Comédie humaine (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971).)
A lifetime [or, eternity] is a child playing, playing checkers; the kingdom belongs to a child.
(Heraclitus (c. 535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. quoted in Hippolytus [early third century A.D.], Refutation 9.9.4, Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy, trans. by R.D. McKirahan, Jr., eds. S. Marc Cohen, Patricia Curd, and C.D.C. Reeve, Hackett Publishing Co. (1995).)