quote by Joan D. Chittister

The secret of life is to let every segment of it produce its own yield at its own pace. Every period has something new to teach us. The harvest of youth is achievement; the harvest of middle-age is perspective; the harvest of age is wisdom; the harvest of life is serenity.

— Joan D. Chittister

Reckoning Middle Aged quotations

Middle aged quote Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should

Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.

Here's flowers for you; Hot lavender, mints, savoury, marjoram; The marigold, that goes to bed wi' the sun And with him rises weeping: these are flowers Of middle summer, and I think they are given To men of middle age.

By May, 1st, 1937, there should not be one single church left within the borders of Soviet Russia, and the idea of God will have been banished from the Soviet Union as a remnant of the Middle Ages, which has been used for the purpose of oppressing the working classes.

Middle aged quote Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.

Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.

The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything, and the young know everything.

What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age.

Middle-age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you.

Middle aged quote Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

By the proper intakes of vitamins and other nutrients and by following a few other healthful practices from youth or middle age on, you can, I believe, extend your life and years of well-being by twenty-five or even thirty-five years.

Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.

We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder.

Middle aged quote Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

In antiquity slaves were, in all honesty called slaves.

In the middle ages, they took the name of serfs. Nowadays they are called wage earners.

Youth is like a long weekend on Friday night. Middle age is like a long weekend on Monday afternoon.

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

Middle aged quote Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.

A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested;

on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.

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.

Middle aged quote The Past is where you learned the Lesson. The Future is where you apply the Less

The Past is where you learned the Lesson. The Future is where you apply the Lesson. Don't give up in the middle. http…

The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil.

Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.

If you surveyed a hundred typical middle-aged Americans, I bet you'd find that only two of them could tell you their blood types, but every last one of them would know the theme song from the Beverly Hillbillies.

Middle aged quote Do not regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many.

Do not regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many.

You make your own kinds of mistakes, and I’m sure you’ll have your share of regrets in life. But commitment was never your problem, sweetie. You have a better chance of making this work than most forty-year-olds I know. My little middle-aged child. Luckily, you seem to have found another old soul.

There once was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled.

This time was called the Dark Ages.

The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty.

The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.

Middle aged quote As you get older you will understand more and more that it's not about what you

As you get older you will understand more and more that it's not about what you look like or what you own, it's all about the person you've become.

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In the middle ages people were tourists because of their religion, whereas now they are tourists because tourism is their religion.

You know you've reached middle age when your weightlifting consists merely of standing up.

The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty.

The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.

Middle aged quote Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Congress is a middle-aged, middle-class, white male power structure .

.. no wonder it's been so totally unresponsive to the needs of this country.

We are more naive than those of the Middle Ages, and more frightened, for we can be made to believe almost anything.

Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.

Middle aged quote Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

In a man's middle years there is scarcely a part of the body he would hesitate to turn over to the proper authorities.

The information highway will transform our culture as dramatically as Gutenberg's press did the Middle Ages.

And like most middle-aged people who hear the clock ticking in their lives, I had come to resent a waste or theft of my time that was greater than any theft of my goods or money.

Middle aged quote You're never too old to wish upon a star.

You're never too old to wish upon a star.

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.

Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.

The greatest tragedy in the history of Christianity was neither the Crusades nor the Reformation nor the Inquisition, but rather the split that opened up between theology and spirituality at the end of the Middle Ages.

I am a middle-aged opera queen in loafers that makes out I am a 16 year old death metal skater... It's all fake! My hair is fake, my body is fake and my teeth are kind of fake

Life is about more than earning a living, and if you're not in the habit of thinking about it, you can end up middle-aged or even older and shocked to realize that your life seems empty.

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