quote by Harry S. Truman

Term limits would cure both senility and seniority- both terrible legislative diseases.

— Harry S. Truman

Floundering Senile quotations

Your wrinkles either show that you're nasty, cranky, and senile, or that you're always smiling.

Only art is capable of dismantling the repressive effects of a senile social system that continues to totter along the deathline: to dismantle in order to build A SOCIAL ORGANISM AS A WORK OF ART.

Maybe I`m getting to the age when I`m starting to be senile or nostalgic or both, but people are so angry now. You used to be able to disagree with people and still be friends. Now you hear these talk shows, and everyone who believes differently from you is a moron and an idiot - both on the Right and the Left.

I'm plotting revolution against this lie that the majority has a monopoly of the truth. What are these truths that always bring the majority rallying round? Truths so elderly they are practically senile. And when a truth is as old as that, gentlemen, you can hardly tell it from a lie.


Education, the great mumbo jumbo and fraud of the age purports to equip us to live and is prescribed as a universal remedy for everything from juvenile delinquency to premature senility.

There are three signs of senility. The first sign is that a man forgets his theorems. The second sign is that he forgets to zip up. The third sign is that he forgets to zip down.

When I was young I was called a rugged individualist.

When I was in my fifties I was considered eccentric. Here I am doing and saying the same things I did then and I'm labeled senile.

You know, I have found a new way to get high and stay spaced out for hours on end, and the government can't stop me... It's called senility.

He types his labored column -- weary drudge! Senile fudge and solemn: spare, editor, to condemn these dry leaves of his autumn.


At twenty, a man feels awfully aged and blasé;

at thirty, almost senile; at forty, "not so old"; and at fifty, positively skittish.

I went from adolescence to senility, trying to bypass maturity.

The plague of government is senile delinquency.

I dont fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach.

We want, in fact, not so much a father in heaven as a grandfather in heaven: a senile benevolence who, as they say, "liked to see young people enjoying themselves" and whose plan for the universe was simply that it might be truly said at the end of each day, "a good time was had by all."


God how I hate new countries: They are older than the old, more sophisticated, much more conceited, only young in a certain puerile vanity more like senility than anything.

All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent.

When I was very young and the urge to be someplace was on me, I was assured by mature people that maturity would cure this itch.

Sometimes I worry that there’s not enough room in my brain for both my dreams and reality that I’m a hard drive with limited gigabytes and one day I won’t be able to maintain the firewall between them. I wonder if that’s what senility is.

Inflation is the senility of democracies.


All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent.

There is nothing worse than an idle hour, with no occupation offering.

People who have many such hours are simply animals waiting docilely for death. We all come to that state soon or late. It is the curse of senility.

Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile.

I attended a very small junior high and specially in the end that became a disaster. The principal was pretty senile and a drunk, so the children more or less runned the school.

You can keep your memory intact, preserve your brain's health, and minimize the risk of aging and senile dementia, things that are greatly feared as people grow older.


Anyone who claimed that old age had brought them patience was either lying or senile.

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, old people in America had prayed, "Please God, don't let me look poor." In the year 2000, they prayed, "Please God, don't let me look old." Sexiness was equated with youth, and youth ruled. The most widespread age-related disease was not senility but juvenility.

Superficial observers have long criticized the United States for making a fetish of youth. This is unfair. Uniquely among modern organs of public and private administration, its national legislature rewards senility.

In the modern technoindustrial culture, it is possible to proceed from infancy into senility without ever knowing manhood.

I am in the prime of my senility.


It is a pledge that senility has not the last say in everything.

Develop your eccentricities early, and no one will think you're going senile later in life

For the general practitioner a well-used library is one of the few correctives of the premature senility which is so apt to take him.

Soon I'll be old and I've done precious little in this world for lack of time.

I am always afraid I'll become senile before I've finished what I've undertaken.

Time and happenings and the grace of God are the best solvers of puzzles.

One must leave much to these, if he is not to worry himself into premature senility.

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