Society bristles with enigmas which look hard to solve. It is a perfect maze of intrigue.
(Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Mlle. De Chaulieu 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).)
By the year 2020, the year of perfect vision, the old will outnumber the young.
(Maggie Kuhn (b. 1905), U.S. senior rights activist. As quoted in The Great Divide, book 2, section 6, by Studs Terkel (1988).
Kuhn was the grand convener of the Gray Panthers, a militant organization that advocated the rights of the elderly.)
(John Dickinson (1732-1808), U.S. statesman, essayist. Quoted in C.J. Stillé, The Life and Times of John Dickinson, ch. 5 (1891). Declaration on the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms (pamphlet) (1775).)