Best Quotes About Old

Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own. -Jonathan Swift

When I told my doctor I couldn't afford an operation, he offered to touch-up my X-rays. -Henny Youngman

By the year 2020, the year of perfect vision, the old will outnumber the young. -Maggie Kuhn

Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. -Plato

The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds. -John F. Kennedy

Like many women my age, I am 28 years old. -Mary Schmich

I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into professional football the name Jerry Ford might have been a household word today. -Gerald R. Ford

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

If you don't learn to laugh at troubles, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old. -E. W. Howe

When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it – a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand – as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there's a clash between the two, it's bad art. -Marc Chagall

The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or to say a new thing in an old way. -Richard Harding Davis

The whole business of marshaling one's energies becomes more and more important as one grows older. -Hume Cronyn

I find that a man is as old as his work. If his work keeps him from moving forward, he will look forward with the work. -William Ernest Hocking

No man is ever old enough to know better. -Holbrook Jackson

There's never a new fashion but it's old. -Geoffrey Chaucer

We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence. -Joseph Roux

The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone. -Orison Swett Marden

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators. -P. J. O'Rourke

The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. -John W. Gardner

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life. -John F. Kennedy

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in. -George McGovern

We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own. -Ben Sweetland

I hope I never get so old I get religious. -Ingmar Bergman

Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel. -Ambrose Bierce

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself. -Henry Ward Beecher

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. -William Shakespeare

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. -Thomas Huxley

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside. -John F. Kennedy

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they are gone, and so hold on when there is nothing in you except the will which says to them: 'Hold on!' -Rudyard Kipling

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear. -Thomas Jefferson

It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living with the bones of the dead. -Robert Green Ingersoll

I existed from all eternity and, behold, I am here; and I shall exist till the end of time, for my being has no end. -Khalil Gibran

Success is that old ABC – ability, breaks, and courage. -Charles Luckman

It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. -Arthur Conan Doyle

Why should anybody be interested in some old man who was a failure? -Ernest Hemingway

I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning. -Adlai Stevenson I

Every director bites the hand that lays the golden egg. -Samuel Goldwyn

One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is. -Erma Bombeck

Congress seems drugged and inert most of the time… its idea of meeting a problem is to hold hearings or, in extreme cases, to appoint a commission. -Shirley Chisholm

Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning System that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it. -Marshall McLuhan

A best-seller was a book which somehow sold well because it was selling well. -Daniel J. Boorstin

He had a massive stroke. He died with his tie on. Do you think that could be our generation's equivalent of that old saying about dying with your boots on? -Stephen King

In 20 or 30 years, you'll be able to hold in your hand as much computing knowledge as exists now in the whole city, or even the whole world. -Douglas Engelbart

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person, defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro. -Dave Barry

In Los Angeles, by the time you're 35, you're older than most of the buildings. -Delia Ephron

How young can you die of old age? -Steven Wright

There isn't a flaw in his golf or his makeup. He will win more majors than Arnold Palmer and me combined. Somebody is going to dust my records. It might as well be Tiger, because he's such a great kid. -Jack Nicklaus

He's going to be around a long, long time, if his body holds up. That's always a concern with a lot of players because of how much they play. A lot of guys can't handle it. But it looks like he can. -Jack Nicklaus

Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a good defense cannot beat a better offense.' In other words a good offense wins. -Dan Quayle

I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones. -John Cage

Great designers seldom make great advertising men, because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture – and forget that merchandise must be sold. -James Randolph Adams

There are very few men of genius in advertising agencies. But we need all we can find. Almost without exception they are disagreeable. Don't destroy them. They lay golden eggs. -David Ogilvy

I don't think the advertisers have any real idea of their power not only to reflect but to mold society. -Marya Mannes

The philosophy behind much advertising is based on the old observation that every man is really two men – the man he is and the man he wants to be. -William Feather

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. -Samuel Ullman

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. -Chili Davis

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are? -Satchel Paige

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age. -Victor Hugo

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen. -Brigitte Bardot

To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am. -Bernard Baruch

Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion. -Doris Lessing

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her. -Agatha Christie

I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates. -T. S. Eliot

Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it, old age is still old age. -Sinclair Lewis

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. -Henry David Thoreau

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. -Henry Ford

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form. -Andre Maurois

You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old. -George Burns

The trick is growing up without growing old. -Casey Stengel

The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis. -Leon Edel

The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood. -Logan Pearsall Smith

When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age. -Victor Hugo

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. -Buddha

As we grow old, the beauty steals inward. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

A library is thought in cold storage. -Herbert Samuel

I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It's not. Mine had me trained in two days. -Bill Dana

A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm. -Bill Vaughan

The real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old. -Jean Kerr

Your problem is you're… too busy holding onto your unworthiness. -Ram Dass

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. -George S. Patton

I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived. -Willa Cather

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people. -Orson Welles

The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too. -Samuel Butler

Such is the audacity of man, that he hath learned to counterfeit Nature, yea, and is so bold as to challenge her in her work. -Pliny the Elder

For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant! -Edward Abbey

It takes a long time to grow an old friend. -John Leonard

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends – you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue. -Alice Miller

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch a new one that's fit to make an old one out of. -Sarah Orne Jewett

It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves. -Robert Louis Stevenson

There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder. -Alfred Austin

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer. -Will Rogers

Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear. -Alan Coren

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is. -Maxim Gorky

If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time. -Josh Billings

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there. -George Santayana

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. -Norman Vincent Peale

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! -Charles Dickens

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. -Bill Vaughan

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold. -Aristotle

The cruelest lies are often told in silence. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms. -Mark Twain

Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim. -Thomas Babington Macaulay

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. -Andrew Carnegie

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. -Abraham Joshua Heschel

One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him. -Booker T. Washington

How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said. -Victor Hugo

You don't have to hold a position in order to be a leader. -Anthony J. D'Angelo

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. -Havelock Ellis

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia. -Judith Viorst

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old. -John Ciardi

In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage. -Robert Anderson

Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him. -Marilyn Monroe

The Wedding March always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle. -Heinrich Heine

Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she's a householder. -Thornton Wilder

In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar – a practice which is still continued. -Helen Rowland

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory. -Franklin Pierce Adams

Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days. -Doug Larson

When you see a woman who can go nowhere without a staff of admirers, it is not so much because they think she is beautiful, it is because she has told them they are handsome. -Jean Giraudoux

When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is. -Oscar Wilde

The beauty of 'spacing' children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones – which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones. -Sydney J. Harris

If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example. -George Bernard Shaw

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. -Clarence Darrow

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. -John Kenneth Galbraith

Racism isn't born, folks, it's taught. I have a two-year-old son. You know what he hates? Naps! End of list. -Denis Leary

In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms. -Stephen Jay Gould

I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am. -Sylvia Plath

Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage. -Publilius Syrus

The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back. -Steve Garvey

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. -Khalil Gibran

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron. -Horace Mann

What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do – especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road. -William Least Heat-Moon

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. -Robert Louis Stevenson

The trouble about man is twofold. He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; he forgets truths which are too simple. -Rebecca West

What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what destroys it can be told. -Andre Gide

Unjust. How many times I've used that word, scolded myself with it. All I mean by it now is that I don't have the final courage to say that I refuse to preside over violations against myself, and to hell with justice. -Lillian Hellman

I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way. -Robert Frost

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon. -Napoleon Bonaparte

You're an old-timer if you can remember when setting the world on fire was a figure of speech. -Franklin P. Jones

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened. -Mark Twain

Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space. -Orson Scott Card

History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools. -Ambrose Bierce

I heard the old, old, men say 'all that's beautiful drifts away, like the waters.' -William Butler Yeats

A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time. -Annie Dillard

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. -Mahatma Gandhi

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember how many times we have told it to the same person. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics. -Plutarch

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins. -Albert Schweitzer

If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way. -Mark Twain

When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory. -Friedrich Nietzsche

No one lies so boldly as the man who is indignant. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. -Ronald Reagan

In this outward and physical ceremony we attest once again to the inner and spiritual strength of our Nation. As my high school teacher, Miss Julia Coleman, used to say: 'We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.' -Jimmy Carter

Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space. -Ansel Adams

Now if the harvest is over, And the world cold, Give me the bonus of laughter, As I lose hold. -John Betjeman

A newspaper is lumber made malleable. It is ink made into words and pictures. It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day. -Jim Bishop

A good heavy book holds you down. It's an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic. -Roy Blount, Jr.

The ordinariness of living to be old is too novel a thing to appreciate. -Ronald Blythe

I was too old for a paper route, too young for Social Security and too tired for an affair. -Erma Bombeck

To hold that the act of homosexual sodomy is somehow protected as a fundamental right would be to cast aside millennia of moral teaching. -Warren E. Burger

I am perhaps the oldest musician in the world. I am an old man but in many senses a very young man. And this is what I want you to be, young, young all your life, and to say things to the world that are true. -Pablo Casals

Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours, I must look her straight in the eyes. -Prince Charles

The short words are best, and the old words are the best of all. -Winston Churchill

Call it vanity, call it arrogant presumption, call it what you wish, but I would grope for the nearest open grave if I had no newspaper to work for, no need to search for and sometimes find the winged word that just fits, no keen wonder over what each unfolding day may bring. -Bob Considine

These doomsday warriors look no more like soldiers than the soldiers of the Second World War looked like conquistadors. The more expert they become the more they look like lab assistants in small colleges. -Alistair Cooke

A book is like a piece of rope; it takes on meaning only in connection with the things it holds together. -Norman Cousins

As men get older, the toys get more expensive. -Marvin Davis

I've always thought that the stereotype of the dirty old man is really the creation of a dirty young man who wants the field to himself. -Hugh Downs

The love we have in our youth is superficial compared to the love that an old man has for his old wife. -Will Durant

In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order. -Will Durant

A boy is holding a girl so very tight in his arms tonight. -Edward VIII

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

No one should ever sit in this office over 70 years old, and that I know. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else – I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations. -Queen Elizabeth II

My son is 7 years old. I am 54. It has taken me a great many years to reach that age. I am more respected in the community, I am stronger, I am more intelligent and I think I am better than he is. I don't want to be a pal, I want to be a father. -Clifton Fadiman

The unrecorded past is none other than our old friend, the tree in the primeval forest which fell without being heard. -Barbara W. Tuchman

The inner spaces that a good story lets us enter are the old apartments of religion. -John Updike

Not everyone grows to be old, but everyone has been younger than he is now. -Evelyn Waugh

Now I'm an old Christmas tree, the roots of which have died. They just come along and while the little needles fall off me replace them with medallions. -Orson Welles

Generally students are the best vehicles for passing on ideas, for their thoughts are plastic and can be molded and they can adjust the ideas of old men to the shape of reality as they find it in villages and hills of China or in ghettos and suburbs of America. -Theodore White

When the bus or the plane rolled or flew through the night, they sang songs of their own composition about Mr Nixon and the Republicans in chorus with the Kennedy staff and felt that they, too, were marching like soldiers of the Lord to the New Frontier. -Theodore White

That common cold of the male psyche, fear of commitment. -Richard Schickel

The art of reading between the lines is as old as manipulated information. -Serge Schmemann

In the large cities that received new Americans, there flowered a golden age of restaurants, manned by the available talent from abroad and fueled by the restless wealth of the newly rich. -David Joseph Schwartz

Every stress leaves an indelible scar, and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful situation by becoming a little older. -Hans Selye

I learned in business that you had to be very careful when you told somebody that's working for you to do something, because the chances were very high he'd do it. In government, you don't have to worry about that. -George P. Shultz

I use my hands like a sculptor, to mold and shape the sound I want, to clarify. -Leonard Slatkin

I give the name violence to a boldness lying idle and enamored of danger. -Jean Genet

When he hung up on Nancy Reagan, that's when he crossed his final threshold. -David Gergen

Discussing how old you are is the temple of boredom. -Ruth Gordon

After 12 years, the old butterflies came back. Well, I guess at my age you call them moths. -Franco Harris

Loving an old bachelor is always a no-win situation, and you come to terms with that early on, or you go away. -Jean Harris

So I will say it with relish. Give me a hamburger but hold the lawsuit. -S. I. Hayakawa

Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. -Joseph Stalin

I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature. -John Steinbeck

The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true. -John Steinbeck

I have owed you this letter for a very long time-but my fingers have avoided the pencil as though it were an old and poisoned tool. -John Steinbeck

They may not be conscripted against their will as the foot soldiers in a federal crusade. -John Paul Stevens

You know, you really can't beat a household commodity – the ketchup bottle on the kitchen table. -Adlai Stevenson I

Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story. -Margaret Thatcher

We were told our campaign wasn't sufficiently slick. We regard that as a compliment. -Margaret Thatcher

A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair. -Abraham Joshua Heschel

Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed, scolded and beamed at the world. -Jane Howard

We at Chrysler borrow money the old-fashioned way. We pay it back. -Lee Iacocca

A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he's going to get sick on it. -Lyndon B. Johnson

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye. -Roger Kahn

I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world. -Helen Keller

One sometimes feels a guest of one's time and not a member of its household. -George F. Kennan

Whenever I was upset by something in the papers, Jack always told me to be more tolerant, like a horse flicking away flies in the summer. -Jackie Kennedy

We must get into the picture business. This is a new industry and a gold mine. it looks like another telephone industry. -Joseph P. Kennedy

The closer and more confidential our relationship with someone, the less we are entitled to ask about what we are not voluntarily told. -Louis Kronenberger

The monsters of our childhood do not fade away, neither are they ever wholly monstrous. But neither, in my experience, do we ever reach a plane of detachment regarding our parents, however wise and old we may become. To pretend otherwise is to cheat. -John le Carre

In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving around old trunks of bad times, the pain of this and the shame of that, the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold. -John Leonard

I have been overcome by the beauty and richness of our life together, those early mornings setting out, those evenings gleaming with rivers and lakes below us, still holding the last light. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The punctuation of anniversaries is terrible, like the closing of doors, one after another between you and what you want to hold on to. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Television is a golden goose that lays scrambled eggs; and it is futile and probably fatal to beat it for not laying caviar. Anyway, more people like scrambled eggs than caviar. -Lee Loevinger

The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been. -Madeleine L'Engle

I suppose, in a way, this has become part of my soul. It is a symbol of my life. Whatever I have done that really matters, I've done wearing it. When the time comes, it will be in this that I journey forth. What greater honor could come to an American, and a soldier? -Douglas MacArthur

I've looked that old scoundrel death in the eye many times but this time I think he has me on the ropes. -Douglas MacArthur

An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome. -William Manchester

Our real work is prayer. What good is the cold iron of our frantic little efforts unless first we heat it in the furnace of our prayer? Only heat will diffuse heat. -Mother Maribel

Her old Grannie and subject must be the first to kiss her hand. -Mary of Teck

I wouldn't mind turning into a vermilion goldfish. -Henri Matisse

Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold. -Andre Maurois

I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it. -Marshall McLuhan

As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost. -Margaret Mead

I don't know why you use a fancy French word like detente when there's a good English phrase for it – cold war. -Golda Meir

The Polo Lounge is like a fine old mink coat: opulent, dignified and warm. -Bryan Q. Miller

It was a somber place, haunted by old jokes and lost laughter. Life, as I discovered, holds no more wretched occupation than trying to make the English laugh. -Malcolm Muggeridge

The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue. -Edward R. Murrow

The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it. -Edward R. Murrow

So long as there is one pretty girl left on the stage, the professional undertakers may hold up their burial of the theater. -George Jean Nathan

Liturgy is like a strong tree whose beauty is derived from the continuous renewal of its leaves, but whose strength comes from the old trunk, with solid roots in the ground. -Pope Paul VI

Living is strife and torment, disappointment and love and sacrifice, golden sunsets and black storms. I said that some time ago, and today I do not think I would add one word. -Laurence Olivier

When you're a young man, Macbeth is a character part. When you're older, it's a straight part. -Laurence Olivier

Little old ladies of both sexes. Why do I let them bother me? -John O'Hara

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. -H. L. Mencken

He who cannot rest, cannot work; he who cannot let go, cannot hold on; he who cannot find footing, cannot go forward. -Harry Emerson Fosdick

He has a profound respect for old age. Especially when it's bottled. -Gene Fowler

It is anomalous to hold that in order to convict a man the police cannot extract by force what is in his mind, but can extract what is in his stomach. -Felix Frankfurter

Little ol' boy in the Panhandle told me the other day you can still make a small fortune in agriculture. Problem is, you got to start with a large one. -Jim Hightower

The man who treasures his friends is usually solid gold himself. -Marjorie Holmes

The old idea of a composer suddenly having a terrific idea and sitting up all night to write it is nonsense. Nighttime is for sleeping. -Benjamin Britten

It may not be possible to get rare roast beef but if you're willing to settle for well done, ask them to hold the sweetened library paste that passes for gravy. -Marian Burros

Once upon a time there was an old country, wrapped up in habit and caution. We have to transform our old France into a new country and marry it to its time. -Charles de Gaulle

It was a perfect night for a train. The occasional whistle told Louis of all the farewells he had ever known. -Charles Tennyson Turner

All of us, whether guilty or not, whether old or young, must accept the past. It is not a case of coming to terms with the past. That is not possible. It cannot be subsequently modified or undone. -Richard von Weizsaecker

Lovers of literature will look for the remains of the golden treasure in that shipwreck on the bottom of the sea of criticism. -Josef Skvorecky

In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past, we have arrived. -Knut Hamsun

When I was 14, I was the oldest I ever was. I've been getting younger ever since. -Shirley Temple

Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible. -Abraham Lincoln

Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action; the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action. -Friedrich Schiller

Beauty and folly are old companions. -Benjamin Franklin

Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power. -Jean Paul

I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry, and of criminal inquiry too. -Thomas Jefferson

Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Method is more important than strength, when you wish to control your enemies. By dropping golden beads near a snake, a crow once managed To have a passer-by kill the snake for the beads. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Whoever benefits his enemy with straightforward intention that man's enemies will soon fold their hands in devotion. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new. -Henry David Thoreau

A lie never lives to be old. -Sophocles

All truth is not to be told at all times. -Samuel Butler

The universal medicine for the Soul is the Supreme Reason and Absolute Justice; for the mind, mathematical and practical Truth; for the body, the Quintessence, a combination of light and gold. -Albert Pike

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together. -Daniel Webster

Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children's faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup. -Sara Teasdale

In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Labour was the first price, the original purchase – money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased. -Adam Smith

The disembodied spirit is immortal; there is nothing of it that can grow old or die. But the embodied spirit sees death on the horizon as soon as its day dawns. -Thomas Hobbes

If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go. -John Burroughs

Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise. -Samuel Johnson

When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange – my youth. -Sara Teasdale

The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble. -Epicurus

Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old. -Abraham Lincoln

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love. -Alan Bleasdale

Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder. -Aldous Huxley

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age. -Amos Bronson Alcott

In science, read by preference the newest works. In literature, read the oldest. The classics are always modern. -Amy Lowell

The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent, experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it, if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. -Anthony Burgess

It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily. -Arnold Palmer

I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old. -Benjamin Franklin

Old books that have ceased to be of service should no more be abandoned than should old friends who have ceased to give pleasure. -Bernard Baruch

In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us. -Josh Billings

By the time you're eighty years old you've learned everything. You only have to remember it. -Bill Vaughan

The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified. -Bob Wells

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. -Les Brown

How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete. -C. S. Lewis

No one is so old as to think he cannot live one more year. -David Viscott

Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough. -Don Marquis

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young. -Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement. -Dwight L. Moody

Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet. -Earl Nightingale

Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death. -Edith Wharton

The art of creation is older than the art of killing. -Ed Koch

I was born at the age of twelve on a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lot. -Ed Koch

Every time I think that I'm getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens. -Elvis Presley

Fortune befriends the bold. -Emily Dickinson

When you're 50 you start thinking about things you haven't thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity – but actually it's about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial. -Eugene O'Neill

There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow. -Fay Weldon

I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word – politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit. -Fran Lebowitz

I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am. -Francis Bacon

Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree. -T. S. Eliot

Cast your cares on God; that anchor holds. -Frank Moore Colby

A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye, it because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried. -Garson Kanin

The first time I read an excellent work, it is to me just as if I gained a new friend; and when I read over a book I have perused before, it resembles the meeting of an old one. -George Gissing

For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity. -George Santayana

He is so old that his blood type was discontinued. -Bill Dana

As I get older I seem to believe less and less and yet to believe what I do believe more and more. -Gerald Brenan

If you wish to be brothers, let the arms fall from your hands. One cannot love while holding offensive arms. -Gerald Brenan

A healthy old fellow, who is not a fool, is the happiest creature living. -Gerald Brenan

Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Beauty is in the heart of the beholder. -H. G. Wells

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them. -Harrison Ford

I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel. -Henri Frederic Amiel

To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. -Herman Melville

We pay when old for the excesses of youth. -J. B. Priestley

Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed. -Jean Anouilh

Somebody told me I should put a pebble in my mouth to cure my stuttering. Well, I tried it, and during a scene I swallowed the pebble. That was the end of that. -Jean Rostand

To me – old age is always ten years older than I am. -Bernard Baruch

Boldness is a mask for fear, however great. -John Dryden

If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old. -John Kenneth Galbraith

It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash. -Josh Billings

It is not how old you are, but how you are old. -Jules Renard

The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep. -Laurence J. Peter

The newest books are those that never grow old. -Logan Pearsall Smith

Few people know how to be old. -Maggie Kuhn

You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world. -Maurice Chevalier

To think, when one is no longer young, when one is not yet old, that one is no longer young, that one is not yet old, that is perhaps something. -Maxwell Maltz

There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it. -Miguel de Cervantes

When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality. -Muriel Spark

Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer. -Ovid

The older you get the stronger the wind gets – and it's always in your face. -Pablo Picasso

We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave. -Pearl S. Buck

The best mirror is an old friend. -Peter Nivio Zarlenga

Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

In youth, the days are short and the years are long. In old age, the years are short and days long. -Pope Paul VI

Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young. -Rabindranath Tagore

Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Getting old is a fascination thing. The older you get, the older you want to get. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked. -Robert Browning

There's nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear. -Rose Kennedy

Being stuck is a position few of us like. We want something new but cannot let go of the old – old ideas, beliefs, habits, even thoughts. We are out of contact with our own genius. Sometimes we know we are stuck; sometimes we don't. In both cases we have to DO something. -Rush Limbaugh

A man's as old as he's feeling. A woman as old as she looks. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

There is not a more repulsive spectacle than on old man who will not forsake the world, which has already forsaken him. -T. S. Eliot

If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older. -Tom Stoppard

If you associate enough with older people who do enjoy their lives, who are not stored away in any golden ghettos, you will gain a sense of continuity and of the possibility for a full life. -Tom Stoppard

Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old. -Victor Hugo

Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery. -Andy Warhol

The golden age is before us, not behind us. -Simon the Zealot

What old people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can. Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new. -Henry David Thoreau

If you wait, all that happens is that you get older. -Mario Andretti

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. -Franz Kafka

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. -George Bernard Shaw

When you finally go back to your old home, you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood. -Sam Ewing

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way. -Thomas Jefferson

The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them. -Samuel Butler

The interval between the decay of the old and the formation and establishment of the new constitutes a period of transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty, confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism. -John C. Calhoun

We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles. -Jimmy Carter

Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold. -Euripides

The earth has grown old with its burden of care, but at Christmas it always is young, the heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair, and its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of angels is sung. -Phillips Brooks

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. -C. S. Lewis

If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done. -Dale Carnegie

The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold. -Khalil Gibran

Keeping score of old scores and scars, getting even and one-upping, always makes you less than you are. -Malcolm Forbes

Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal. -Elbert Hubbard

While there is a chance of the world getting through its troubles, I hold that a reasonable man has to behave as though he were sure of it. If at the end your cheerfulness in not justified, at any rate you will have been cheerful. -H. G. Wells

A cold in the head causes less suffering than an idea. -Jules Renard

Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory. -Alan Alda

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. -George Eliot

Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God. -Mary Manin Morrissey

When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. -Khalil Gibran

Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold. -Leo Tolstoy

Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more. -Louis L'Amour

A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself. -George Bernard Shaw

A man is not old as long as he is seeking something. -Jean Rostand

Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state. -Thomas Jefferson

We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us. -Christian Nestell Bovee

You can't hold a man down without staying down with him. -Booker T. Washington

The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy. -Sun Tzu

If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry. -Emily Dickinson

Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so. -Walter Lippmann

Originality implies being bold enough to go beyond accepted norms. -Anthony Storr

The function of the law is not to provide justice or to preserve freedom. The function of the law is to keep those who hold power, in power. -Gerry Spence

Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims. -Ayn Rand

If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron. -Lee Trevino

The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. -Douglas MacArthur

The victor will never be asked if he told the truth. -Adolf Hitler

The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools. -Doug Larson

He was a bold man that first ate an oyster. -Jonathan Swift

To hold a pen is to be at war. -Voltaire

You don't want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions. The questions are diamonds you hold in the light. Study a lifetime and you see different colors from the same jewel. -Richard Bach

Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members. -Pearl S. Buck

It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical: At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts. -Boris Yeltsin

An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense… that gold and economic freedom are inseparable. -Alan Greenspan

There's one more terrifying fact about old people: I'm going to be one soon. -P. J. O'Rourke

I look forward to being older, when what you look like becomes less and less an issue and what you are is the point. -Susan Sarandon

The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you're learning you're not old. -Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture. -Abraham Joshua Heschel

A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new; when an age ends; and when the soul of a nation long suppressed finds utterance. -Jawaharlal Nehru

Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves. -Rollo May

Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold. -Joseph Chilton Pearce

Thus times do shift, each thing his turn does hold; New things succeed, as former things grow old. -Robert Herrick

The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in this world is to discover new truths, and the next is to shake off old prejudices. -Frederick the Great

Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own. -Sydney J. Harris

The misery of a child is interesting to a mother, the misery of a young man is interesting to a young woman, the misery of an old man is interesting to nobody. -Eric Hoffer

I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience. -Audrey Hepburn

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others. -Audrey Hepburn

Men become much more attractive when they start looking older. But it doesn't do much for women, though we do have an advantage: make-up. -Bette Davis

I never had a chance to play with dolls like other kids. I started working when I was six years old. -Billie Holiday

You've got to have something to eat and a little love in your life before you can hold still for any damn body's sermon on how to behave. -Billie Holiday

I don't need a man. But I'm happier with one. I like to have someone I can touch and squeeze and kiss. But I don't fold up and die if I don't have a man around. -Cher

I won't be able to do what I'm doing forever. There aren't that many scripts floating around for fifty-year-old chicks. -Cher

You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself. -Diana Ross

I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back. -Imelda Marcos

When they see me holding fish, they can see that I am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers. -Imelda Marcos

Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death. -Jackie Kennedy

It's lonely and cold on the top… lonely and cold. -Judy Garland

My boyfriend keeps telling me I've got to own things. So, first I bought this car. And then he told me I oughta get a house. 'Why a house?' 'Well, you gotta have a place to park the car.' -Julia Roberts

I have as much privacy as a goldfish in a bowl. -Princess Margaret

You don't get older, you get better. -Shirley Bassey

You have to be born a sex symbol. You don't become one. If you're born with it, you'll have it even when you're 100 years old. -Sophia Loren

If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes. -Mickey Spillane

To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. -Tony Dorsett

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success… such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything. -Nikola Tesla

A beautiful lady is an accident of nature. A beautiful old lady is a work of art. -Louis Nizer

One had to take some action against fear when once it laid hold of one. -Rainer Maria Rilke

'Think simple' as my old master used to say – meaning reduce the whole of its parts into the simplest terms, getting back to first principles. -Frank Lloyd Wright

I remember I read this harsh review about my show, and one of my friends told me that this was the exact same stuff people said about Madonna. And it's like, she didn't care. Madonna just came out and was herself. I respect that a lot. -Britney Spears

I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act. -Jennifer Aniston

When I'm out with my girlfriends at the bar, and I see some young 18-year old boy, just for fun I say, 'Hi honey. Do you like girls? Do you like girls exclusively? Oh, good.' -Yasmine Bleeth

They told me I gave the best milk mustache of anybody. -Yasmine Bleeth

Everyone told me to pass on 'Speed' because it was a 'bus movie.' -Sandra Bullock

I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought 17 was such a nice age. You're young enough to get away with things, but you're old enough, too. -Liv Tyler

When I first came to Hollywood I was told to go out with an agent because it was good for my career. So I went to a party with him because it was good for my 'career.' Well, he thought the whole thing was a big date. Needless to say, I was very upset. -Salma Hayek

A girl told me my lips looked like somebody had pressed strawberry yogurt against my face. -Katherine Heigl

I was always told I was special. And I was also assured that I had a gift and a purpose. -Ashley Judd

My parent's divorce and hard times at school, all those things combined to mold me, to make me grow up quicker. And it gave me the drive to pursue my dreams that I wouldn't necessarily have had otherwise. -Christina Aguilera

A man's only as old as the woman he feels. -Groucho Marx

A tavern is a place where madness is sold by the bottle. -Jonathan Swift

I don't feel old. I don't feel anything till noon. That's when it's time for my nap. -Bob Hope

I don't plan to grow old gracefully. I plan to have face-lifts until my ears meet. -Rita Rudner

I have the body of an eighteen year old. I keep it in the fridge. -Spike Milligan

I smoke ten to fifteen cigars a day. At my age I have to hold on to something. -George Burns

I spent many years laughing at Harry Secombe's singing until somebody told me that it wasn't a joke. -Spike Milligan

I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous – everyone hasn't met me yet. -Rodney Dangerfield

I'm very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch. -Woody Allen

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso. -Pablo Picasso

No one can feel as helpless as the owner of a sick goldfish. -Kin Hubbard

The Bible was a consolation to a fellow alone in the old cell. The lovely thin paper with a bit of matress stuffing in it, if you could get a match, was as good a smoke as I ever tasted. -Brendan Behan

When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, 'Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe? -Quentin Crisp

When you're eight years old nothing is your business. -Lenny Bruce

When you've told someone that you've left them a legacy the only decent thing to do is to die at once. -Samuel Butler

You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there. -George Burns

The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the older man who will not laugh is a fool. -George Santayana

You can't be as old as I am without waking up with a surprised look on your face every morning: 'Holy Christ, whaddya know – I'm still around!' It's absolutely amazing that I survived all the booze and smoking and the cars and the career. -Paul Newman

You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back. -Barbara De Angelis

I wouldn't be caught dead marrying a woman old enough to be my wife. -Tony Curtis

On my first day in New York a guy asked me if I knew where Central Park was. When I told him I didn't he said, 'Do you mind if I mug you here?'. -Paul Merton

You don't appreciate a lot of stuff in school until you get older. Little things like being spanked every day by a middle-aged woman: Stuff you pay good money for in later life. -Emo Philips

It's the most amazing feeling to hold your child in your arms. -Chris O'Donnell

There are moments when I can't believe I'm as old as I am. But I feel better physically than I did 10 years ago. I don't think, Oh God, I'm missing something. -Madonna Ciccone

I hate every human being on earth. I feel that everyone is beneath me, and I feel they should all worship me. That's what I told my kids. -Roseanne Barr

I'm not into older guys. To tell you the truth, Richard Gere is not the sexiest man alive, in my book. -Winona Ryder

It's an old adage that the way to be safe is never to be secure… Each one of us requires the spur of insecurity to force us to do our best. -Harold W. Dodds

I'm not ready to be a woman yet, I'd like it if my body were more boyish. Maybe I'll like my curves when I'm older but right now they kind of make me squirm. -Vanessa Marcil

Misery is manifold. The wretchedness of the earth is multiform. -Matt LeBlanc

I really feel like life will dictate itself. You should allow it to unfold as naturally as possible. Just go with the flow. When you're really desperate, you say a few prayers and hope for the best. That's the way I've always lived my life. -Shania Twain

Stick to the basics, hold on to your family and friends – they will never go out of fashion. -Niki Taylor

I've told Billy if I ever caught him cheating, I wouldn't kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all of his sports injuries are. -Angelina Jolie

If someone had told me years ago that sharing a sense of humour was so vital to partnerships, I could have avoided a lot of sex! -Kate Beckinsale

Since I was 13 or 14 I've always felt older than I actually am. -Kate Winslet

I'm not computer literate. I e-mail. I know how to get on the Web, but I haven't crossed over into the internet world. I'm old-fashioned, I guess. -Katie Holmes

Our favorite holding period is forever. -Warren Buffett

Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement. -Florence Scovel Shinn

I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. No one who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness. -Johann Kaspar Lavater

I foresee that man will resign himself each day to new abominations, and soon that only bandits and soldiers will be left. -Jorge Luis Borges

Sooner or later the Internet will become profitable. It's an old story played before by canals, railroads and automobiles. -Paul Samuelson

Now is the time for us to strike. We must strengthen our foothold in Asia, to ensure no nation overtakes us. -Lawrence Summers

When a new source of taxation is found it never means, in practice, that the old source is abandoned. It merely means that the politicians have two ways of milking the taxpayer where they had one before. -H. L. Mencken

Never reveal all of yourself to other people; hold back something in reserve so that people are never quite sure if they really know you. -Michael Korda

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science. -Albert Einstein

Re-examine all that you have been told… dismiss that which insults your soul. -Walt Whitman

In some South Pacific cultures, a speaker holds a conch shell as a symbol of temporary position of authority. Leaders must understand who holds the conch that is, who should be listened to and when. -Max de Pree

It's very important to have the right clothing to exercise in. If you throw on an old T-shirt or sweats, it's not inspiring for your workout. -Cheryl Tiegs

Our strategic dialogue with China can both protect American interests and uphold our principles, provided we are honest about our differences on human rights and other issues and provided we use a mix of targeted incentives and sanctions to narrow these differences. -Madeleine Albright

I was coming home from kindergarten – well they told me it was kindergarten. I found out later I had been working in a factory for ten years. It's good for a kid to know how to make gloves. -Ellen DeGeneres

Yeah I'm thirty-six, but on the show I'm thirty-two. Nobody wants to watch a thirty-six year old woman, so they decided to make me thirty-two. Much more appealing somehow. -Ellen DeGeneres

Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

All diseases run into one, old age. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds the other team below 100 points they almost always win. -Doug Collins

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age. -Aristotle

The older one grows, the more one likes indecency. -Virginia Woolf

Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention, but it has no persuasive value at all. -John Kenneth Galbraith

I feel old when I see mousse in my opponent's hair. -Andre Agassi

Some women hold up dresses that are so ugly and they always say the same thing: 'This looks much better on.' On what? On fire? -Rita Rudner

When I told my friends I was going to be a comedian, they laughed at me. -Carrot Top

Good words cool more than cold water. -John Ray

The only thing that white people have that black people need, or should want, is power-and no one holds power forever. -James Baldwin

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries. -Bill Cosby

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. -Helen Keller

It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office. -Shirley MacLaine

One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night. -Margaret Mead

As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might. -Marian Anderson

Sure I'm for helping the elderly. I'm going to be old myself someday. -Lillian Gordy Carter

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold. -Zelda Fitzgerald

Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. -Benjamin Franklin

A lie told often enough becomes the truth. -Vladimir Lenin

You feel a little older in the morning. By noon I feel about 55. -Bob Dole

The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour. -William James

Know what the old masters did. Know how they composed their pictures, but do not fall into the conventions they established. These conventions were right for them, and they are wonderful. They made their language. You make yours. All the past can help you. -Robert Henri

There's nothing that makes you so aware of the improvisation of human existence as a song unfinished. Or an old address book. -Carson McCullers

How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. -John Burroughs

I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless. -Bette Davis

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. -Benjamin Franklin

Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all. -Winston Churchill

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them. -George Orwell

I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out. -Anne Frank

Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man. -Louis Nizer

I hold this as a rule of life: too much of anything is bad. -Terence

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day. -Dalai Lama

While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be. -Amos Bronson Alcott

First, he must hold rational values, and to do this he must be a thinker. -Andrew Bernstein

A hero holds purposes appropriate to man and is, therefore, a thinker. -Andrew Bernstein

Deep down, my mom had long suspected I was gay… Much of her anger and hurt came from her sense of betrayal that she was the last to be told. -Chaz Bono

To many a man, and sometimes to a youth, there comes the opportunity to choose between honorable competence and tainted wealth. The young man who starts out to be poor and honorable, holds in his hand one of the strongest elements of success. -Orison Swett Marden

A man has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so. -Walter Lippmann

Parents, however old they and we may grow to be, serve among other things to shield us from a sense of our doom. As long as they are around, we can avoid the fact of our mortality; we can still be innocent children. -Jane Howard

My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mind, and behold, all things are changed! -Anne Sullivan

The 'good old times' – all times when old are good. -Lord Byron

There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch. -Bette Davis

In every age 'the good old days' were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them. -Brooks Atkinson

To say, 'well done' to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge. -Phillips Brooks

The flower has opened, has been in the sun and is unafraid. I'm taking more chances; I'm bold and proud. -Paula Cole

I like to have a thing suggested rather than told in full. When every detail is given, the mind rests satisfied, and the imagination loses the desire to use its own wings. -Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success. -Louisa May Alcott

Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction. -E. O. Wilson

The older I get, the more I believe in what I can't explain or understand, even more than the things that are explainable and understandable. -Lillian Gish

Today we are afraid of simple words like goodness and mercy and kindness. We don't believe in the good old words because we don't believe in good old values anymore. And that's why the world is sick. -Lin Yutang

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. -Maya Angelou

Don't say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream. -Mark Twain

To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit and read it are old women over their tea. -Henry David Thoreau

That's me: an old kazoo with some sparklers. -Bette Davis

When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it – this is knowledge. -Confucius

Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age. -James Joyce

If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation. -Abigail Adams

What is inherently wrong with the word 'politician' if the fellow has devoted his life to holding public office and trying to do something for his people? -Richard J. Daley

The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy. -Dietrich Bonhoeffer

There is no brilliant single stroke that is going to transform the water into wine or straw into gold. -Coleman Young

We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends. -Mary McLeod Bethune

War is the unfolding of miscalculations. -Barbara W. Tuchman

You will find my last words in the blue folder. -Max Beerbohm

I didn't fully realize it at the time, but the goal of my life was profoundly molded by this experience – to help produce, in the next generation, more Mother Teresas and less Hitlers. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. And the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult. -Julia Cameron

Some people are uncomfortable with the idea that humans belong to the same class of animals as cats and cows and raccoons. They're like the people who become successful and then don't want to be reminded of the old neighborhood. -Phil Donahue

If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot. -John Bunyan

Do you think when two representatives holding diametrically opposing views get together and shake hands, the contradictions between our systems will simply melt away? What kind of a daydream is that? -Nikita Khrushchev

Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him. -George Santayana

I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarmed. -Mahatma Gandhi

I've told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Leroy bet me I couldn't find a pot of gold at the end, and I told him that was a stupid bet because the rainbow was enough. -Rita Mae Brown

Lots of people think they're charitable if they give away their old clothes and things they don't want. -Myrtle Reed

Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes. -Don Marquis

Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them. -Orison Swett Marden

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. -Rabindranath Tagore

Hope is the pillar that holds up the world. Hope is the dream of a waking man. -Pliny the Elder

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. -John F. Kennedy

My father was very strong. I don't agree with a lot of the ways he brought me up. I don't agree with a lot of his values, but he did have a lot of integrity, and if he told us not to do something, he didn't do it either. -Madonna Ciccone

Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action. -Mahatma Gandhi

The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us. -Quentin Crisp

The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values. -Norman Thomas

People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching cold. -John Jay Chapman

Now, I think that I should have known that he was magic all along. I did know it – but I should have guessed that it would be too much to ask to grow old with and see our children grow up together. So now, he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man. -Jackie Kennedy

He who molds the public sentiment… makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make. -Abraham Lincoln

We all need to look into the dark side of our nature – that's where the energy is, the passion. People are afraid of that because it holds pieces of us we're busy denying. -Sue Grafton

In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents, worried five of them to death, impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character. -P. J. O'Rourke

Don't worry over what the newspapers say. I don't. Why should anyone else? I told the truth to the newspaper correspondents – but when you tell the truth to them they are at sea. -William Howard Taft

The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through. -Alexis de Tocqueville

It's plain hokum. If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em. It's an old political trick. But this time it won't work. -Harry S Truman

A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office that a Republican wants. -Harry S Truman

The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so. -Gore Vidal

You will launch many projects, but have time to finish only a few. So think, plan, develop, launch and tap good people to be responsible. Give them authority and hold them accountable. Trying to do too much yourself creates a bottleneck. -Donald Rumsfeld

Even if the whole earth and sea were turned to gold, they could hardly satisfy the avarice of a woman… You can more easily scratch a diamond with your fingernail than you can by any human ingenuity get a woman to consent to giving any of her savings. -Andreas Capellanus

People who say you're just as old as you feel are all wrong, fortunately. -Russell Baker

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. -Publilius Syrus

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze. -Carolyn Gold Heilbrun

Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle. -Edna Ferber

I want to have children, but my friends scare me. One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours. I don't even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours. -Rita Rudner

Most women's magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers. -Gloria Steinem

In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value. -Alan Greenspan

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. -Edmund Burke

To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job. -Simone de Beauvoir

Why would anyone steal a shopping cart? It's like stealing a two-year-old. -Erma Bombeck

Some men love truth so much that they seem to be in continual fear lest she should catch a cold on overexposure. -Samuel Butler

Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room. -Winston Churchill

Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all. -Winston Churchill

Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so. -Tryon Edwards

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

People are very open-minded about new things – as long as they're exactly like the old ones. -Charles Kettering

Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person? -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

He missed an invaluable opportunity to hold his tongue. -Andrew Lang

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. -Bruce Lee

Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder. -Laurence J. Peter

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease. -Jean Paul

Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty. -Sallust

My kitchen linoleum is so black and shiny that I waltz while I wait for the kettle to boil. This pleasure is for the old who live alone. -Florida Scott-Maxwell

The golden rule is that there are no golden rules. -George Bernard Shaw

Life is full and overflowing with the new. But it is necessary to empty out the old to make room for the new to enter. -Eileen Caddy

Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way. -Eileen Caddy

When we grow old, there can only be one regret – not to have given enough of ourselves. -Eleonora Duse

Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience, you're too damned old to do anything about it. -Jimmy Connors

Stone walls confine a tinker; cold iron binds a witch; but a musician's music can never be fettered, for it lives first in her heart and mind. -Charles de Lint

There are few joys to compare with the telling of a well-told tale. -Charles de Lint

The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened. -Hector Hugh Munro

A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid. -J. R. R. Tolkien

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. -J. R. R. Tolkien

I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell. -Harry S Truman

Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion. -Oscar Wilde

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership. -Colin Powell

Some guy hit my fender, and I told him, 'Be fruitful and multiply,' but not in those words. -Woody Allen

Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice. -Lin Yutang

If those in charge of our society – politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television – can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves. -Howard Zinn

Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools. -George Chapman

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything. -Oscar Wilde

In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience. -Oscar Wilde

I hold that gentleman to be the best-dressed whose dress no one observes. -Anthony Trollope

Scalded cats fear even cold water. -Thomas Fuller

A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do. I'm still doing it. -Miles Davis

Don't hold your parents up to contempt. After all, you are their son, and it is just possible that you may take after them. -Evelyn Waugh

The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder. -Richard Bach

I doubt whether the world holds for any one a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice-cream. -Heywood Broun

It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it. -W. Somerset Maugham

Knowledge is two-fold, and consists not only in an affirmation of what is true, but in the negation of that which is false. -Charles Caleb Colton

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it. -Fyodor Dostoevsky

When young we are faithful to individuals, when older we grow loyal to situations and to types. -Cyril Connolly

What we have to do, what at any rate it is our duty to do, is to revive the old art of Lying. -Oscar Wilde

A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself. -Baltasar Gracian

Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses. -Francis Bacon

Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together. -Pearl S. Buck

No one can look back on his schooldays and say with truth that they were altogether unhappy. -George Orwell

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. -Lin Yutang

Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably. -Bertolt Brecht

In the olden days, the umpire didn't have to take any courses in mind reading. The pitcher told you he was going to throw at you. -Leo Durocher

I believe managing is like holding a dove in your hand. If you hold it too tightly you kill it, but if you hold it too loosely, you lose it. -Tommy Lasorda

Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it's business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don't love what you're doing and you can't give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You'll be an old man before you know it. -Al Lopez

Humanity is the keystone that holds nations and men together. When that collapses, the whole structure crumbles. This is as true of baseball teams as any other pursuit in life. -Connie Mack

The game has kept faith with the public, maintaining its old admission price for nearly thirty years while other forms of entertainment have doubled and tripled in price. And it will probably never change. -Connie Mack

I think we can win it if my brain holds out. -John McGraw

You can't worry if it's cold; you can't worry if it's hot; you only worry if you get sick. Because then if you don't get well, you die. -Joaquin Andujar

I've got a new invention. It's a revolving bowl for tired goldfish. -Lefty Gomez

The oldest pitcher acquires confidence in his ballclub – he doesn't try to do it all himself. -Burleigh Grimes

I've got a right to knock down anybody holding a bat. -Early Wynn

You can only milk a cow so long, then you're left holding the pail. -Hank Aaron

The only way I'm going to win a Gold Glove is with a can of spray paint. -Reggie Jackson

By the time you know what to do, you're too old to do it. -Ted Williams

I never have been sick. I don't even know what it means to be sick. I hear other players say they have a cold. I just don't know what it would feel like to have a cold – I never had one. -Honus Wagner

Baseball hasn't forgotten me. I go to a lot of old-timers games and I haven't lost a thing. I sit in the bullpen and let people throw things at me. Just like old times. -Bob Uecker

Doctors tell me I have the body of a thirty year old. I know I have the brain of a fifteen year old. If you've got both, you can play baseball. -Pete Rose

There is an old saying that money can't buy happiness. If it could, I would buy myself four hits every game. -Pete Rose

Fix your eye on the ball from the moment the pitcher holds it in his glove. Follow it as he throws to the plate and stay with it until the play is completed. Action takes place only where the ball goes. -Bill Klem

I told the umpires to walk back at least thirty-five feet from home plate. That reduced the arguements. -Bill Klem

The greatest memory for me of the 1984 Olympics was not the individual honors, but standing on the podium with my teammates to receive our team gold medal. -Mitch Gaylord

Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust. -Jesse Owens

Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history. -Pierre de Coubertin

The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It's an amazing luxury to say I'm 31 years old and I'm gonna take a year off. That's pretty amazing. -Sarah McLachlan

Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. -Alexander Pope

The oldest, shortest words – 'yes' and 'no' – are those which require the most thought. -Pythagoras

A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away. -Phyllis McGinley

It is in men as in soils where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not. -Jonathan Swift

We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us. -Marshall McLuhan

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. -Dorothea Lange

The still must tease with the promise of a story the viewer of it itches to be told. -Cindy Sherman

Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another. -Bono

There is nothing like a Bach fugue to remove me from a discordant moment… only Bach hold up fresh and strong after repeated playing. I can always return to Bach when the other records weary me. -Edward Weston

These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago… I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me. -Ansel Adams

Never have I found the limits of the photographic potential. Every horizon, upon being reached, reveals another beckoning in the distance. Always, I am on the threshold. -W. Eugene Smith

I never learned anything at all in school and didn't read a book for pleasure until I was 19 years old. -Stanley Kubrick

Perhaps it sounds ridiculous, but the best thing that young filmmakers should do is to get hold of a camera and some film and make a movie of any kind at all. -Stanley Kubrick

We must remember that a photograph can hold just as much as we put into it, and no one has ever approached the full possibilities of the medium. -Ansel Adams

When you grow up your mother says, 'Wear rubbers or you'll catch cold.' When you become an adult you discover that you have the right not to wear rubbers and to see if you catch cold or not. It's something like that. -Diane Arbus

Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear. -Thomas Jefferson

My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint. -Erma Bombeck

I'm at the age now where just putting my cigar in its holder is a thrill. -George Burns

It's a funny old world. -Margaret Thatcher

Why a four-year-old child could understand this report. Run out and find me a four-year-old child. I can't make head nor tail out of it. -Groucho Marx

Generation X is dead. It has come to mean anyone aged 13 to 55 years old. -William Gibson

I was a thirteen-year-old boy for thirty years. -Mickey Rooney

Someone once told me that every minute a murder occurs, so I don't want to waste your time, I know you want to go back to work. -Alfred Hitchcock

Normal is in the eye of the beholder. -Whoopi Goldberg

If you're going to hold someone down you're going to have to hold on by the other end of the chain. You are confined by your own repression. -Toni Morrison

That's the trouble with directors. Always biting the hand that lays the golden egg. -Samuel Goldwyn

An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it. -Robert Bresson

While three men hold together, the kingdoms are less by three. -Algernon Charles Swinburne

That's the awesome part. Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball and now hockey – and know they can win a gold medal, too. -Angela Ruggiero

Since I've been in Playboy myself in Australia, I love it, and I think it's really empowering and positive towards women, which is not a view that many women hold. -Dannii Minogue

Be bold. If you're going to make an error, make a doozy, and don't be afraid to hit the ball. -Billie Jean King

Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself. -Leo Buscaglia

There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers. -Erich Fromm

Everything has its limit – iron ore cannot be educated into gold. -Mark Twain

One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda. -Douglas MacArthur

No man is so old as to believe he cannot live one more year. -Sean O'Casey

Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head. -Euripides

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Every soldier must know, before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole. -Bernard Law Montgomery

The function of a citizen and a soldier are inseparable. -Benito Mussolini

I don't know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future. -Ralph Abernathy

Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand. -Karl A. Menninger

A kiss, when all is said, what is it? A rosy dot placed on the 'I' in loving; Tis a secret told to the mouth instead of to the ear. -Edmond Rostand

There are only two families in the world, my old grandmother used to say, the Haves and the Have-nots. -Miguel de Cervantes

One is never so dangerous when one has no shame, than when one has grown too old to blush. -Marquis de Sade

I maintain the rather old-fashioned view that this is my work and it's in the public arena, but that doesn't entitle everyone to know what happened at home before coming here. -Francesca Annis

The more a general is accustomed to place heavy demands on his soldiers, the more he can depend on their response. -Carl von Clausewitz

In should be the duty of every soldier to reflect on the experiences of the past, in the endeavor to discover improvements, in his particular sphere of action, which are practicable in the immediate future. -B. H. Liddell Hart

The courage of a soldier is heightened by his knowledge of his profession. -Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

I think one has to say it's not just simply a matter of capturing people and holding them accountable, but removing the sanctuaries, removing the support systems, ending states who sponsor terrorism. And that's why it has to be a broad and sustained campaign. -Paul Wolfowitz

Search for the truth. I tell you things and I always ask you to verify what I say. I told you yesterday that there was an attack and a retreat at Saddam's airport. -Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

Blair… is accusing us of executing British soldiers. We want to tell him that we have not executed anybody. They are either killed in battle, most of them get killed because they are cowards anyway, the rest they just get captured. -Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

We made them drink poison last night and Saddam Hussein's soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a lesson which will not be forgotten by history. Truly. -Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

Washington has thrown their soldiers on the fire. -Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

Many of our soldiers are stationed at Camp Coyote just south of the Iraqi border. This is how you know we have a strong army, when you can actually tell your enemy exactly where your camp is and what its name is. -Jon Stewart

About fifteen miles above New Orleans the river goes very slowly. It has broadened out there until it is almost a sea and the water is yellow with the mud of half a continent. Where the sun strikes it, it is golden. -Frank Yerby

Fortune favours the bold. -Virgil

Yield not to calamity, but face her boldly. -Virgil

I suppose when they reach a certain age some men are afraid to grow up. It seems the older the men get, the younger their new wives get. -Elizabeth Taylor

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years. -Simone Signoret

If you want a baby, have a new one. Don't baby the old one. -Jessamyn West

A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend – and he's a priest. -Erma Bombeck

A man has to be Joe McCarthy to be called ruthless. All a woman has to do is put you on hold. -Marlo Thomas

Remember the valiant Iraqi peasant and how he shot down an American Apache with an old weapon. -Saddam Hussein

These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow. -Sam Snead

Never ever discount the idea of marriage. Sure, someone might tell you that marriage is just a piece of paper. Well, so is money, and what's more life-affirming than cold, hard cash? -Dennis Miller

Arnold Schwarzenegger's publicist told USA Today that the actor has not ruled out running for governor of California, saying that he will make a decision soon. Reportedly Arnold needs that time to learn how to pronounce 'gubernatorial.' -Jimmy Fallon

You know you're getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It's like, 'See if you can blow this out.' -Jerry Seinfeld

I even went so far as to become a Southern Baptist for a while, until I realized that they didn't hold 'em under long enough. -Kinky Friedman

I think it would be interesting if old people got anti-Alzheimer's disease where they slowly began to recover other people's lost memories. -George Carlin

It is right that he too should have his little chronicle, his memories, his reason, and be able to recognize the good in the bad, the bad in the worst, and so grow gently old down all the unchanging days, and die one day like any other day, only shorter. -Samuel Beckett

We neither get better or worse as we get older, but more like ourselves. -Robert Anthony

Buy old masters. They fetch a better price than old mistresses. -Max Aitken

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. -Isaac Asimov

I don't want to be the oldest performer in captivity… I don't want to look like a little old man dancing out there. -Fred Astaire

I think the British have the distinction above all other nations of being able to put new wine into old bottles without bursting them. -Clement Attlee

I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer. -Brendan Behan

I speak directly to the people, and I know that the people of California want to have better leadership. They want to have great leadership. They want to have somebody that will represent them. And it doesn't matter if you're a Democrat or a Republican, young or old. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

President Bush is supporting Arnold but a lot of Republicans are not, because he is actually quite liberal. Karl Rove said if his father wasn't a Nazi, he wouldn't have any credibility with conservatives at all. -Bill Maher

Earlier today, Arnold Schwarzenegger criticized the California school system, calling it disastrous. Arnold says California's schools are so bad that its graduates are willing to vote for me. -Conan O'Brien

People here in Los Angeles are disgusted now about a sex scandal involving Arnold Schwarzenegger. Apparently for seven years, he carried on a sexual relationship with his own wife. -Craig Kilborn

The big political news, Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he's running for governor of California, and already, people are chanting, 'Four more vowels, four more vowels.' -Craig Kilborn

They're saying Arnold will get 95% of the vote. At least according to his brother, Jeb Schwarzenegger. -Craig Kilborn

Here's a little known fact – Arnold is the first body builder to run for governor since Janet Reno. -David Letterman

This is an industry that doesn't have the common cold… It has cholera. -Emanuel Azenberg

More varied than any landscape was the landscape in the sky, with islands of gold and silver, peninsulas of apricot and rose against a background of many shades of turquoise and azure. -Cecil Beaton

The old Court you and I served so long will not be worthy of its traditions if Nixon can twist, turn and fashion If Nixon gets away with that, then Nixon makes the law as he goes along – not the Congress nor the courts. -Earl Warren

Silence may be golden, but can you think of a better way to entertain someone than to listen to him? -Brigham Young

When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep. -William Butler Yeats

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven. -Andrew Young

When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen. -George Washington

I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God – I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least. -Walt Whitman

Let that which stood in front go behind, let that which was behind advance to the front, let bigots, fools, unclean persons, offer new propositions, let the old propositions be postponed. -Walt Whitman

Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well. -Denis Waitley

But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave. -William Wordsworth

How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold. -William Wordsworth

Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame. -Virginia Woolf

The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the mold of the body and mind. -Virginia Woolf

The connection between dress and war is not far to seek; your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers. -Virginia Woolf

I was in a queer mood, thinking myself very old: but now I am a woman again – as I always am when I write. -Virginia Woolf

I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them: for if one's tongue don't move in the steps of the day, and thinks to please by its old graces, it is only an object of ridicule. -Horace Walpole

It was said of old Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, that she never puts dots over her I s, to save ink. -Horace Walpole

I was so cold the other day, I almost got married. -Shelley Winters

You can be young without money but you can't be old without it. -Tennessee Williams

Oh, you weak, beautiful people who give up with such grace. What you need is someone to take hold of you – gently, with love, and hand your life back to you. -Tennessee Williams

The same people who are murdered slowly in the mechanized slaughterhouses of work are also arguing, singing, drinking, dancing, making love, holding the streets, picking up weapons and inventing a new poetry. -Raoul Vaneigem

Man dies of cold, not of darkness. -Miguel de Unamuno

Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune. -Francis Quarles

A Jewish man with parents alive is a fifteen-year-old boy, and will remain a fifteen-year-old boy until they die! -Philip Roth

Most nations, as well as people are impossible only in their youth; they become incorrigible as they grow older. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

We might come closer to balancing the Budget if all of us lived closer to the Commandments and the Golden Rule. -Ronald Reagan

It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first. -Ronald Reagan

There are so many things about which some old man ought to tell one while one is little; for when one is grown one would know them as a matter of course. -Rainer Maria Rilke

Gold like the sun, which melts wax, but hardens clay, expands great souls. -Antoine Rivarol

The world does not speak. Only we do. The world can, once we have programmed ourselves with a language, cause us to hold beliefs. But it cannot propose a language for us to speak. Only other human beings can do that. -Richard Rorty

I told Warren if he mentions Prop. 13 one more time, he has to do 500 push-ups. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

You're thinking of Europe as Germany and France. I don't. I think that's old Europe. -Donald Rumsfeld

Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination – everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell. -John Adams

Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order. -John Adams

Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other's faults. -Richard Armour

It's frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a drink too much. I can see myself doing it. In England, one feels all the social restraints holding one back. But here, anything can happen. -W. H. Auden

He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young, consider that he may one day become old, and remember when he is old, that he has once been young. -Joseph Addison

Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both. -Joseph Addison

The last time I saw him he was walking down lover's lane holding his own hand. -Fred Allen

Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation. -James Allen

Education is the best provision for old age. -Aristotle

In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds. -Aristotle

It is always in season for old men to learn. -Aeschylus

Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are. -Muhammad Ali

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: 'I'm with you kid. Let's go.' -Maya Angelou

Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way. -Jean Anouilh

It is my contention that civil disobediences are nothing but the latest form of voluntary association, and that they are thus quite in tune with the oldest traditions of the country. -Hannah Arendt

It was from an old friend who thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, 'Life and death issues don't come along that often, thank God, so don't treat everything like it's life or death. Go easier.' -Thomas Arnold

Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which saved him the trouble of distinct ideas. -George Eliot

Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart. -George Eliot

The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death. -Desiderius Erasmus

Everybody hates a prodigy, detests an old head on young shoulders. -Desiderius Erasmus

The bold are helpless without cleverness. -Euripides

Silver and gold are not the only coin; virtue too passes current all over the world. -Euripides

To my mind the old masters are not art; their value is in their scarcity. -Thomas A. Edison

I'm saving that rocker for the day when I feel as old as I really am. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Some men are born old, and some men never seem so. If we keep well and cheerful, we are always young and at last die in youth even when in years would count as old. -Tryon Edwards

Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom. -Havelock Ellis

Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade. -James M. Barrie

Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining. -Saul Bellow

The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development. Under it, in the wide sweep of things, men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better. -Christian Nestell Bovee

It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk. -Bertolt Brecht

All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold. -Anita Brookner

What's a man's age? He must hurry more, that's all; Cram in a day, what his youth took a year to hold. -Robert Browning

You should not take a fellow eight years old and make him swear to never kiss the girls. -Robert Browning

Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age. -Hosea Ballou

It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time. -Simone de Beauvoir

When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly. -Hilaire Belloc

Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man. -Arnold Bennett

I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one. -Aneurin Bevan

Admittedly, a homosexual can be conditioned to react sexually to a woman, or to an old boot for that matter. In fact, both homo – and heterosexual experimental subjects have been conditioned to react sexually to an old boot, and you can save a lot of money that way. -William S. Burroughs

A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open. -Francis Bacon

There exists, between people in love, a kind of capital held by each. This is not just a stock of affects or pleasure, but also the possibility of playing double or quits with the share you hold in the other's heart. -Jean Baudrillard

The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history. -Henry Ward Beecher

The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experiences. -Henry Ward Beecher

Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable. -Henry Ward Beecher

What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away. -Henry Ward Beecher

A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates. -Josh Billings

I have no name: I am but two days old. What shall I call thee? I happy am, Joy is my name. Sweet joy befall thee! -William Blake

To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour. -William Blake

Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity. -William Blake

I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow. -William Blake

A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent. -William Blake

Medicines are only fit for old people. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Like Confucius of old, I am so absorbed in the wonder of the earth and the life upon it, that I cannot think of heaven and the angels. -Pearl S. Buck

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice – no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service. -John Burroughs

Prolonged endurance tames the bold. -Lord Byron

But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of. -Lord Byron

It takes a lot more energy to fail than to succeed, since it takes a lot of concentrated energy to hold on to beliefs that don't work. -Jerry Gillies

Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart. -Arnold H. Glasow

Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery. -Edward Gibbon

As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of the office which one fills. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A man is never drunk if he can lay on the floor without holding on. -Joe E. Lewis

I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet, so he gave me pep pills. Know what happened? I ate faster. -Joe E. Lewis

I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious. -Vince Lombardi

Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

What a sense of security in an old book which time has criticized for us. -James Russell Lowell

The only faith that wears well and holds its color in all weathers is that which is woven of conviction and set with the sharp mordant of experience. -James Russell Lowell

Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne. -James Russell Lowell

The prudent see only the difficulties, the bold only the advantages, of a great enterprise; the hero sees both; diminishes the former and makes the latter preponderate, and so conquers. -Johann Kaspar Lavater

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. -C. S. Lewis

We will build new ships to carry man forward into the universe, to gain a new foothold on the moon and to prepare for new journeys to the worlds beyond our own. -George W. Bush

God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man. -Benjamin Franklin

There are three faithful friends – an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. -Benjamin Franklin

Always fall in with what you're asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever's going. Not against: with. -Robert Frost

I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old. -Robert Frost

Freedom lies in being bold. -Robert Frost

You can hold yourself back from the sufferings of the world, that is something you are free to do and it accords with your nature, but perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could avoid. -Franz Kafka

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. -Franz Kafka

Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older. -John Maynard Keynes

Children play soldier. That makes sense. But why do soldiers play children? -Karl Kraus

It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new. -Karl Kraus

Much have I traveled in the realms of gold, and many goodly states and kingdoms seen. -John Keats

Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift; in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate. -Soren Kierkegaard

Often and often afterwards, the beloved Aunt would ask me why I had never told anyone how I was being treated. Children tell little more than animals, for what comes to them they accept as eternally established. -Rudyard Kipling

When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, and the women come out to cut up what remains, jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains and go to your gawd like a soldier. -Rudyard Kipling

He wrapped himself in quotations – as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors. -Rudyard Kipling

The light that radiates from the great novels time can never dim, for human existence is perpetually being forgotten by man and thus the novelists' discoveries, however old they may be, will never cease to astonish. -Milan Kundera

The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job. -Thomas Hardy

It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents. -Eric Hoffer

Begin, be bold and venture to be wise. -Horace

Every old poem is sacred. -Horace

Initiative is doing the right thing without being told. -Victor Hugo

The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity; in a girl boldness. -Victor Hugo

I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes, – and the stars through his soul. -Victor Hugo

Each child is an adventure into a better life – an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new. -Hubert H. Humphrey

There is in every American, I think, something of the old Daniel Boone – who, when he could see the smoke from another chimney, felt himself too crowded and moved further out into the wilderness. -Hubert H. Humphrey

The medieval university looked backwards; it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge. The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge. -Thomas Huxley

A decent boldness ever meets with friends. -Homer

A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

A new untruth is better than an old truth. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

We do not quit playing because we grow old, we grow old because we quit playing. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Growing old is not growing up. -Douglas Horton

It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it. -E. W. Howe

A young man is a theory, an old man is a fact. -E. W. Howe

More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth. -Napoleon Hill

Unaware of the absurdity of it, we introduce our own petty household rules into the economy of the universe for which the life of generations, peoples, of entire planets, has no importance in relation to the general development. -Alexander Herzen

As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary. -Ernest Hemingway

The momentum of freedom in our world is unmistakable – and it is not carried forward by our power alone. We can trust in that greater power Who guides the unfolding of the years. And in all that is to come, we can know that His purposes are just and true. -George W. Bush

I'm not willing to say I want to return to private life because I'm too old to begin telling lies now. -Paul O'Neill

Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid. -Dorothea Brande

There's nothing colder than chemistry. -Anita Loos

Our American professors like their literature clear and cold and pure and very dead. -Sinclair Lewis

Pleasant it to behold great encounters of warfare arrayed over the plains, with no part of yours in peril. -Lucretius

Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step – it is an old business procedure. -Fran Lebowitz

For support, I fall back on my heart. Has a man any fault a woman cannot weave with and try to change into something better, if the god her man prays to is a mother holding a baby? -Haniel Long

You know, my friends, with what a brave carouse I made a Second Marriage in my house; favored old barren reason from my bed, and took the daughter of the vine to spouse. -Omar Khayyam

It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young, and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old. -Leigh Hunt

Wherever the citizen becomes indifferent to his fellows, so will the husband be to his wife, and the father of a family toward the members of his household. -Wilhelm von Humboldt

We must become acquainted with our emotional household: we must see our feelings as they actually are, not as we assume they are. This breaks their hypnotic and damaging hold on us. -Vernon Howard

You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. -Bob Hope

Animals are stylized characters in a kind of old saga – stylized because even the most acute of them have little leeway as they play out their parts. -Edward Hoagland

He that is proud of riches is a fool. For if he is exalted above his neighbors because he has more gold, how much inferior is he to a gold mine. -Jeremy Taylor

Who ever converses among old books will be hard to please among the new. -William Temple

There cannot live a more unhappy creature than an ill-natured old man, who is neither capable of receiving pleasures, nor sensible of conferring them on others. -William Temple

Love is the only gold. -Alfred Lord Tennyson

I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell. -Harry S Truman

Let us not be too particular; it is better to have old secondhand diamonds than none at all. -Mark Twain

When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old. -Mark Twain

We lost because we told ourselves we lost. -Leo Tolstoy

My wife is always trying to get rid of me. The other day she told me to put the garbage out. I said to her I already did. She told me to go and keep an eye on it. -Rodney Dangerfield

The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned. -Denis Diderot

When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music. -Denis Diderot

Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers seasons run? -John Donne

Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly. -Democritus

In ceremonies of the horsemen, even the pawn must hold a grudge. -Bob Dylan

Someone earlier made a remark about losing 500 soldiers and 2,200 wounded in Iraq. Those soldiers were sent there by the vote of Sen. Lieberman, Sen. Edwards and Sen. Kerry. I think that is a serious matter. -Howard Dean

To keep the Golden Rule we must put ourselves in other people's places, but to do that consists in and depends upon picturing ourselves in their places. -Harry Emerson Fosdick

Great is the hand that holds dominion over man by a scribbled name. -Dylan Thomas

I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours. -Hunter S. Thompson

Next to the young, I suppose the very old are the most selfish. -William Makepeace Thackeray

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. -Democritus

Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age. -George Sand

Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The approach of liberty makes even an old man brave. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Slavery takes hold of few, but many take hold of slavery. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life. -William Shakespeare

Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying! -William Shakespeare

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. -William Shakespeare

This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. -William Shakespeare

Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry. -Samuel Smiles

I grow old learning something new every day. -Solon

Rich people without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces. -Solon

Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away. -Sophocles

What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one's meditations on the text and the disclosures of these meditations are no less a part of the structure of reality. -Wallace Stevens

What they do in heaven we are ignorant of; what they do not do we are told expressly. -Jonathan Swift

As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold. -Jonathan Swift

Observation is an old man's memory. -Jonathan Swift

Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of. -Jonathan Swift

Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back. -Publilius Syrus

America is a young country with an old mentality. -George Santayana

The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous in old age. -George Santayana

The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure, yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions that strangers may cast on her character. -George Santayana

Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force. -Dorothy L. Sayers

Lawyers enjoy a little mystery, you know. Why, if everybody came forward and told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth straight out, we should all retire to the workhouse. -Dorothy L. Sayers

The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value. -Arthur Schopenhauer

It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty. -Walter Scott

Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument, endeavors to silence by persecution, in old days by fire and sword, in modern days by the tongue. -Charles Simmons

The old know what they want; the young are sad and bewildered. -Logan Pearsall Smith

A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth. -Charles Spurgeon

It is not well to make great changes in old age. -Charles Spurgeon

The goose that lays the golden eggs likes to lay where there are eggs already. -Charles Spurgeon

The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction. -Charles Spurgeon

That man never grows old who keeps a child in his heart. -Richard Steele

If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity. -Sun Tzu

Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum. -Thomas Szasz

That old man dies prematurely whose memory records no benefits conferred. They only have lived long who have lived virtuously. -Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Had I not made it big, my family would have told me to recheck my decision. Now that I am successful, there is no way. They have to accept it gracefully. -Amisha Patel

I don't believe that old cliche that good things come to those who wait. I think good things come to those who want something so bad they can't sit still. -Ashton Kutcher

The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better. -Thomas Carlyle

Thought once awakened does not again slumber; unfolds itself into a System of Thought; grows, in man after man, generation after generation, – till its full stature is reached, and such System of Thought can grow no farther, but must give place to another. -Thomas Carlyle

The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young. -Willa Cather

Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen. -Willa Cather

Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful, kindly, sunshiny old age. -Lydia M. Child

The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

And though thou notest from thy safe recess old friends burn dim, like lamps in noisome air love them for what they are; nor love them less, because to thee they are not what they were. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave. -Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

You must not pity me because my sixtieth year finds me still astonished. To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly. -Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

You cannot hold on to anything good. You must be continually giving – and getting. You cannot hold on to your seed. You must sow it – and reap anew. You cannot hold on to riches. You must use them and get other riches in return. -Robert Collier

Pictures help you to form the mental mold. -Robert Collier

Make your mold. The best flux in the world will not make a usable shape unless you have a mold to pour it in. -Robert Collier

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium. -Albert Camus

The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism. -Albert Camus

With two thousand years of Christianity behind him… a man can't see a regiment of soldiers march past without going off the deep end. It starts off far too many ideas in his head. -Louis-Ferdinand Celine

As to honor – you know – it's a very fine mediaeval inheritance which women never got hold of. It wasn't theirs. -Joseph Conrad

There are men here and there to whom the whole of life is like an after-dinner hour with a cigar; easy, pleasant, empty, perhaps enlivened by some fable of strife to be forgotten – before the end is told – even if there happens to be any end to it. -Joseph Conrad

I have always paid income tax. I object only when it reaches a stage when I am threatened with having nothing left for my old age – which is due to start next Tuesday or Wednesday. -Noel Coward

No one was ever scolded out of their sins. -William Cowper

Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old. -Winston Churchill

The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. -George Washington Carver

The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting. -Henry James

I hold any writer sufficiently justified who is himself in love with his theme. -Henry James

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. -Thomas Jefferson

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