Bene qui latuit, bene vixit
He who hid well, lived well
Tristia (9-12 A.D.)
To know all is to forgive all.
Madame de Staël, 1807
To know all is to forgive all, and to be appalled by most of it.
Quentin Crisp, 1985
Animated GIF: Colleen Moore in Irene (1926)
An inordinate passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young.
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime (1891)
Photo by Ethan Russell: Keith Richards, Rolling Stones North American Tour, 1972
No civilized man ever regrets a pleasure, and no uncivilized man ever knows what a pleasure is.
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)
Porcelain by Johann Joachim Kändler: The Thrown Kiss (c. 1736)
Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
A Woman of No Importance (1893)
Illustration: Fig leaves in art, c. 1383-1599. See Jahsonic’s microblog for details