When I was 17, my father was so stupid, I didn't want to be seen with him in public. When I was 24, I was amazed at how much the old man had learned in just 7 years.— Mark Twain
Proven Being Old quotations
The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born; now is the time of monsters
Life is not a problem to be solved, but an experience to be had.
New friends may be poems but old friends are alphabets.
Don't forget the alphabets because you will need them to read the poems.
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.
Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
I am above eighty years old; it is about time for me to be going. I have been forty years a slave and forty years free and would be here forty years more to have equal rights for all.
I see and hear daily that you of the Clergy preach one against another, teach one contrary to another, inveigh one against another without charity or discretion. Some be too stiff in their old mumpsimus, others be too busy and curious in their new sumpsimus. Thus all men almost be in variety and discord.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
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.
You grow old when you lose interest in life, when you cease to dream, to hunger after new truths, and to search for new worlds to conquer. When your mind is open to new ideas, new interests, and when you raise the curtain and let in the sunshine and inspiration of new truths of life and the universe, you will be young and vital.
"Be Prepared." "Be prepared for what?" "Why, for any old thing."
I always said marriage should be a fifty-fifty proposition.
He should be at least fifty years old, and have at least fifty-million dollars.
The old is dying and the new cannot be born.
In this interregnum there arises a great diversity of morbid symptoms.
The value of life is not in its duration, but in its donation.
You are not important because of how long you live, you are important because of how effective you live. And most people are concerned about growing old rather than being effective.
Many of us are missing something in life because we are after the second best, I put before you what I have found to be the best - one who is worthy of all our devotion - Jesus Christ. He is the Saviour for the young and the old. Lord, here I am
Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
Keep the Pineal Gland operating and you will Never grow Old, You will always be Young.
Come grow old with me. The best is yet to be.
Do not be afraid of your difficulties.
Do not wish you could be in other circumstances than you are. For when you have made the best of an adversity, it becomes the stepping stone to a splendid opportunity.
The years go by one after the other; time slips past us with out our being aware of it; we grow old like ordinary men and we shall end like them.
The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased.
In the new covenant, God doesn't want us to be blessed when we obey the law and cursed when we fail. Doesn't such a system sound awfully similar to the old covenant? Grace is the undeserved, unmerited and unearned favor of God - the moment you try to merit the free favors of God, His grace is nullified.
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
A lot of people, black, white, mexican, young or old, fat or skinny have a problem being true to they self. They have a problem looking in the mirror and looking directly into their own souls. Only reason I am who I am today is because I can look directly into my face and find my soul
You can't be old and wise, if you were never young and crazy.
Do not lose joy in life as you grow old in years.
Let not your 'joie de vivre be crushed under the weight of years.
Our German Fatherland to which I hope will be granted.
.. to become in the future as closely united, as powerful, and as authoritative as once the Roman world-empire was, and that, just as in the old times they said, Civis romanus sum, hereafter, at some time in the future, they will say, I am a German citizen.
Studying the martial Way is like climbing a cliff: keep going forward without rest. Resting is not permissible because it causes recessions to old adages of achievement. Persevering day in, day out improves techniques, but resting one day causes lapses. This must be prevented.
Learning to live ought to mean learning to die - to acknowledge, to accept, an absolute mortality - without positive outcome,or resurrection, or redemption, for oneself or for anyone else. That has been the old philosophical injunction since Plato: to be a philosopher is to learn how to die.
Removing old conditionings from the mind and training the mind to be more equaimous with every experience is the first step toward enabling one to experience true happiness.
There's no point in being unhappy about growing older.
Just think of the millions who have been denied the privilege.
The universities do not teach all things .
.. so a doctor must seek out old wives, gypsies, sorcerers, wandering tribes, old robbers, and such outlaws and take lessons from them. A doctor must be a traveller . . . Knowledge is experience.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
We find by losing. We hold fast by letting go. We become something new by ceasing to be something old.