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.— Sojourner Truth
Profound Eighty quotations
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.
Eighty-five percent of the reasons for failure are deficiencies in the systems and process rather than the employee. The role of management is to change the process rather than badgering individuals to do better.
Don't tell your problems to people: eighty percent don't care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.
My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle.
Eighty and six years have I served Christ, nor has He ever done me any harm.
How, then, could I blaspheme my King who saved Me?....I bless Thee for deigning me worthy of this day and this hour that I may be among Thy martyrs and drink the cup of my Lord Jesus Christ.
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
The appetizer is just an excuse for an extra meal.
Let's see, I will start with the eighty buffalo wings.
Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe.
Over the years, many executives have said to me with pride: 'Boy, I worked so hard last year that I didn't take any vacation.' I always feel like responding, "You dummy. You mean to tell me you can take responsibility for an eighty-million-dollar project and you can't plan two weeks out of the year to have some fun?
According to the California Hospital Association, health care for illegal aliens is costing state taxpayers well over $1 billion a year. Eighty-four hospitals across California have already been forced to close because of unpaid bills by illegal aliens.
Bush began helping Enron in the eighties.
Pixies and Sonic Youth were so important to the eighties.
People ask me what I'd most appreciate getting for my eighty-seventh birthday.
I tell them, a paternity suit.
If he loved with all the powers of his puny being, he couldn't love as much in eighty years as I could in a day.
I kind of imagine myself at eighty, a cat lady.
I know of nothing else in medicine that can come close to what a plant-based diet can do. In theory, if everyone were to adopt this, I really believe we can cut health care costs by seventy to eighty percent. That's amazing. And it all comes from understanding nutrition, applying nutrition, and just watching the results.
A couple of years I taught in graduate programs at NYU and Columbia, in the early eighties.
It's important to me that on 'Family Feud' I could kiss all the people.
It sounds crazy but when I first came here Petula Clark was on a show with Nat King Cole and he kissed her on the cheek and eighty-one stations in the South canceled him. I kissed black women daily and nightly on 'Family Feud' and the world didn't come to an end, did it?
There was no doubt that in the early and mid-eighties that many of us in broadsheet newspapers felt that we still had a responsibility to try to protect the Royal Family or if you like protect the Monarchy from the assaults of the media.
I was a vampire, and she had the sweetest blood I’d smelled in eighty years.
The shortness of life, I keep saying, makes everything seem pointless when I think about the longness of death. When I look ahead, all I can see is my final demise. And they say, But maybe not for seventy or eighty years. And I say, Maybe you, but me, I'm already gone.
Eighty percent of what everyone's talking about never happens.
I don't mean in terms of product development that's happening right now, I'm talking about the far-flung visions of the future.
The haiku that reveals seventy to eighty percent of its subject is good.
Those that reveal fifty to sixty percent, we never tire of.
Anyone who stops learning is old — whether this happens at twenty or at eighty. Anyone who keeps on learning not only remains young but becomes constantly more valuable — regardless of physical capacity.
We know that more than seventy to eighty percent of women masturbate, and ninety percent of men masturbate, and the rest lie.
One attribute of the human being is the potential to keep on growing, to keep on developing. And I think there's room in each of us. I hate to hear someone say, oh well, that man or that woman is sixty or seventy or eighty or ninety or a hundred, so he's finished. There's always something that can be transformed on the upward spiral.
When an eighty-five pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it's hard to feel sad.
Eighty percent of a picture is writing, the other twenty percent is the execution, such as having the camera on the right spot and being able to afford to have good actors in all parts.
Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.
Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.
Brain research tells us that only twenty percent of human beings have a sense of irony, which means that eighty percent of the world takes everything at face value.
Eighty-two percent of prisoners in the United States are high-school dropouts.
A high-school dropout between the ages of 30 and 34 is two-thirds more likely to be in jail, or to have been in jail, or to be dead.
Sanskrit has ninety-six words for love;
ancient Persian has eighty; Greek three; and English simply one.
What was interesting was talking to older gay men about what it was like being gay in the Eighties.