The value of three things is justly appreciated by all classes of men: youth, by the old; health, by the diseased; and wealth, by the needy.— Omar Khayyam
Helpful Old Things quotations
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
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.
The only good thing about the good old days is they're gone.
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
My dear young fellow,' the Old-Green-Grasshopper said gently, 'there are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven't started wondering about yet.
"Be Prepared." "Be prepared for what?" "Why, for any old thing."
God wants to purify our minds until we can bear all things, believe all things, hope all things, and endure all things. God dwells in you, but you cannot have this divine power until you live and walk in the Holy Ghost, until the power of the new life is greater than the old life.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
The hard thing when you get old is to keep your horizons open.
The first part of your life everything is in front of you, all your potential and promise. But over the years, you make decisions; you carve yourself into a given shape. Then the challenge is to keep discovering the green growing edge.
Old concept: Love is blind. Marriage is an eye opener. New concept: Love is not blind - it simply enables one to see things others fail to see.
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.
Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made him sick.
When the mind is full of worldly desires, it is their very nature to confuse the mind. Withdraw the mind from outer things and turn it inwards.
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.
Today I will go out with the flow of life and trust the process. I will not stress over things I can't control.
If Copenhagen were a person, that person would be generous, beautiful, elderly, but with a flair. A human being that has certain propensities for quarrelling, filled with imagination and with appetite for the new and with respect for the old - somebody who takes good care of things and of people.
'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.'
Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.
All things on earth point home in old October;
sailors to sea, travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken.
When kids hit one year old, it's like hanging out with a miniature drunk.
You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit.
When I was eight years old to be a spaceman was the most exciting thing I could imagine.
If you eyes are opened, you'll see the things worth seeing.
There are many in this old world of ours who hold that things break about even for all of us. I have observed, for example, that we all get the same amount of ice. The rich get it in the summertime and the poor get it in the winter.
I wish they'd had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the good old days.
A whole lot of things would've been straightened out.
When I was old enough to realize all meat was killed, I saw it as an irrational way of using our power, to take a weaker thing and mutilate it. It was like the way bullies would take control of younger kids in the schoolyard.
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.
You kill yourself and you make a big old sacrifice and try to get your revenge.
That all you're gonna end up with is a paragraph in a newspaper. In the end, it does nothing. Nothing changes. The world goes on and you're gone. The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.
There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.
Old friends pass away, new friends appear.
It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
Sometimes, a break from your routine is the very thing you need.
But in my imagination this whole thing developed and I started mixing up old folk songs with the Beatles beat and taking them down to Greenwich Village and playing them for the people there.
All, all are gone, the old familiar faces.
Everybody is doing the same old thing.
Two things you will never have to chase: true friends and true love.
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.
How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart, you begin to understand, there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep...that have taken hold.
Say goodbye to the age-old stereotypes of seduction.
Seductive, but not a seductress, a woman wears a scent to reveal her personality.
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.
Age appears to be best in four things;
old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Old age is an excellent time for outrage.
My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.
I would never stop watching film. The reason why I say I like the old ones is I like the subject matter better. I thought they had more variety to them, they had more romantic comedies and things that appealed to me more.
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.
I wanted to play piano in restaurants in the south of France.
I went there on holiday once and I saw this guy playing in an old tuxedo. He was all disheveled, with a whisky glass on the piano. I thought that was the coolest thing. So what's happened to me with 'Twilight' isn't really what I'd planned.