Play it cool, that's the old school rule man.— Nas
Useful Old Man quotations
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Anyone can practice. Young man can practice. Old man can practice. Very old man can practice. Man who is sick, he can practice. Man who doesn't have strength can practice. Except lazy people; lazy people can't practice Ashtanga yoga.
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.
Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will appreciate you.
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
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.
Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.
Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be again.
The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope.
Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.
Young men, listen to an old man to whom old men listened when he was young.
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
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.
The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans too.
I am not Christ or a philanthropist, old lady, I am all the contrary of a Christ I fight for the things I believe in, with all the weapons at my disposal and try to leave the other man dead so that I don't get nailed to a cross or any other place.
'The best thing about hunting and fishing,' the Old Man said, 'is that you don't have to actually do it to enjoy it. You can go to bed every night thinking about how much fun you had twenty years ago, and it all comes back clear as moonlight.'
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
To the barefoot man, happiness is a pair of shoes.
To the man with old shoes, it's a pair of new shoes. To the man with new shoes, it's stylish shoes. And of course, the fellow with no feet would be happy to be barefoot. Measure your life by what you have not by what you don't.
I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.
There was an old man with a beard, who said: 'It is just as I feared! Two owls and a hen, four larks and a wren have all built their nests in my beard.
The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute. The man who does not ask, is a fool for life.
Worry is an old man with bended head, carrying a load of feathers which he thinks are lead.
The child in me could not die as it should have died, because according too legends it must find its father again. The old legends knew, perhaps, that in absence the father becomes glorified, deified, eroticized, and this outrage against God the Father has to be atoned for. The human father has to be confronted and recognized as human, as man who created a child and then, by his absence, left the child fatherless and then Godless.
Anything is possible when your man smells like Old Spice and not a lady. I'm on a horse.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.
My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began; So is it now I am a man; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die! The Child is father of the Man; I could wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky.
I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
The New Testament, and to a very large extent the Old, is the soul of man.
You cannot criticize it. It criticizes you.
... to say that the CIA and the KGB engage in similar practices is the equivalent of saying that the man who pushes an old lady into the path of a hurtling bus is not to be distinguished from the man who pushes an old lady out of the path of a hurtling bus: on the grounds that, after all, in both cases someone is pushing old ladies around.
I'm just a simple man standing alone with my old brushes, asking God for inspiration.
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
There is an old joke that went around- it goes, in the beginning God made man in His own image, and since the fall, man has been seeking to return the compliment.
In dark ages people are best guided by religion, as in a pitch-black night a blind man is the best guide; he knows the roads and paths better than a man who can see. When daylight comes, however, it is foolish to use blind, old men as guides.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.
The toughest opponent of all is Old Man Par.
He's a patient soul who never shoots a birdie and never incurs a bogey. And if you would travel the long road with him, you must be patient, too.
Let us now relieve the Romans of their fears by the death of a feeble old man.
To the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.
If you want to test a man’s character give him power.
I'm an old-fashioned guy... I want to be an old man with a beer belly sitting on a porch, looking at a lake or something.
No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative, you're keeping the man-child alive.
I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.
Man shall not live by bread alone.
It seldom happens that a man changes his life through his habitual reasoning.
No matter how fully he may sense the new plans and aims revealed to him by reason, he continues to plod along in old paths until his life becomes frustrating and unbearable-he finally makes the change only when his usual life can no longer be tolerated.