If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
What an elder sees sitting; the young can't see standing.
Someone praising a man for his foolhardy bravery, Cato, the elder, said, There is a wide difference between true courage and a mere contempt of life.
A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most. On Other Peoples Expectations: The only man who behaved sensibly was my tailor; he took my measurement anew every time he saw me, while all the rest went on with their old measurements and expected them to fit me.
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My first introduction to chemistry came at a quite early age through my mother's elder brother.
When I was young I was amazed at Plutarch's statement that the elder Cato began at the age of eighty to learn Greek. I am amazed no longer. Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.
Don't regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many.
Now that I am sixty, I see why the idea of elder wisdom has passed from currency.
After man there would be the mighty beetle civilisation, the bodies of whose members the cream of the Great Race would seize when the monstrous doom overtook the elder world. Later, as the earth's span closed, the transferred minds would again migrate through time and space -- to another stopping place in the bodies of the bulbous vegetable entities of Mercury. But there would be races after them, clinging pathetically to the cold planet and burrowing to its horror-filled core, before the utter end.
These same experiences make of the sequence of life cycles a generational cycle, irrevocably binding each generation to those that gave it life and to those for whose life it is responsible. Thus, reconciling lifelong generativity and stagnation involves the elder in a review of his or her own years of active responsibility for nurturing the next generations, and also in an integration of earlier-life experiences of caring and of self-concern in relation to previous generations.
Every two weeks, an elder goes to the grave carrying the last spoken word of that culture. An entire philosophy, a body of knowledge about the natural world that had been empirically gleaned over centuries, goes away.
We will not bend or fail until the blood of every last Jew from the youngest child to the oldest elder is spilt to redeem our land!
Today America lost a great elder statesman, a committed public servant, and leader of the Senate. And today I lost a treasured friend. Ted Kennedy was an iconic, larger than life United States senator whose influence cannot be overstated. Many have come before, and many will come after, but Ted Kennedy's name will always be remembered as someone who lived and breathed the United States Senate and the work completed within its chamber.
But the good news was that my elder sister refused to get married straight away and I couldn't get married until she did so I had the licence to go off and dream.
You seek help from the elders. A society with elders is healthy. It's not always that way in the West.
He has not yet become an elder statesman, though his foreign policy credentials are considerable, but he is certainly our ancient mariner, forever tugging at our sleeve to let him tell his tale of what really happened.
You are our dearly beloved brothers, and in a certain way, it could be said that you are our elder brothers.
Sure I'm for helping the elderly. I'm going to be old myself someday.
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.
The Senate is the last primitive society in the world.
We still worship the elders of the tribe and honor the territorial imperative.
He's passed from rising hope to elder statesman without any intervening period whatsoever.
Parents today are under a lot of stress, sometimes working two jobs just to make ends meet. They're trying to find day care for their kids and elder care for their own parents. The Federal Government shouldn't add to their worries by not living up to its obligations.
My birth neither shook the German Empire nor caused much of an upheaval in the home. It pleased mother, caused father a certain amount of pride and my elder brother the usual fraternal jealousy of a hitherto only son.
It's true I don't tolerate fools but then they don't tolerate me, so I am spiky.
Maybe that's why I'm quite good at playing spiky elderly ladies.
I created the Women's Federation for World Peace in order to restore all that woman originally lost. You American women don't need a man in the position of grandfather, parents, husband, elder or younger brother. You only need the true Adam.
I conceive there lies a clear rule in Titus that the elder women should instruct the younger and then I must have a time wherein I must do it.
I believe that if you are elderly, physically or mentally handicapped we have an obligation too you, but if you are able-bodied, you should be working.
Oh, brothers! I don't care for brothers.
My elder brother won't die, and my younger brothers seem never to do anything else.
I was born on 22 March 1931 in New York, the elder child of Abraham and Fanny Richter.
My two elder sisters married Englishmen and went abroad.
In fact, Social Security is the only source of income nationwide for 29 percent of unmarried elderly women.
Washington and the elder Napoleon. Both were brave men; both were true men; both loved their country and dared to expose their lives for their country's cause.
Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile.
From William of Orange to William Pitt the younger there was but one man without whom English history must have taken a different turn, and that was William Pitt the elder.
Being appointed Elder Professor meant very much taking over the shop, in that the professor in those days controlled all the moneys.
I, Lawrence Klein, was born in Omaha, Nebraska, as were my elder brother and younger sister.
On the 1st day of December, 1830, I was confirmed, and in accordance with the word of the Lord I was ordained an Elder under the hands of the Prophet.
"Elders" often suggest young people should "respect" them, but what they really mean is submit to control.
Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom.
As an elder of the Americas and of the rest of the planet, it is my responsibility to care for and protect, to the best of my ability, the young.
My elder brothers were all put apprentices to different trades.
I was put to the grammar-school at eight years of age, my father intending to devote me, as the tithe of his sons, to the service of the Church.
Some writing and production projects will be a great way to spend my elderly rock years.
A lot of kids do look up to us. But there are just as many elderly people to put us down.
Once upon a time there was a widow who had two daughters.
The elder was so much like her, both in looks and character, that whoever saw the daughter saw the mother.