When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking.
Sixty minutes of thinking of any kind is bound to lead to confusion and unhappiness.
The Sixties are now considered a historical period, just like the Roman Empire.
For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
A manager's job is simple. For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw up all that smart stuff your organization did last December.
The other day they asked me about mandatory drug testing.
I said I believed in drug testing a long time ago. All through the sixties I tested everything.
Rap's conscious response to the poverty and oppression of U.
S. blacks is like some hideous parody of sixties black pride.
Gentlemen, to the lady without whom I should never have survived for eighty, nor sixty, nor yet thirty years. Her smile has been my lyric, her understanding, the rhythm of the stanza. She has been the spring wherefrom I have drawn the power to write the words. She is the poem of my life.
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.
One is rarely an impulsive innovator after the age of sixty, but one can still be a very fine orderly and inventive thinker. One rarely procreates children at that age, but one is all the more skilled at educating those who have already been procreated, and education is procreation of another kind.
With sixty staring me in the face, I have developed inflammation of the sentence structure and definite hardening of the paragraphs.
Whether sixty or sixteen, there is in every human being's heart the lure of wonder, the unfailing child-like appetite of what's next, and the joy of the game of living. In the center of your heart and my heart there is a wireless station; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, courage and power from men and from the infinite, so long are you are young.
Now that I am sixty, I see why the idea of elder wisdom has passed from currency.
You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen.
But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing.
...the person that had took a bull by the tail once had learnt sixty or seventy times as much as a person that hadn't, and said a person that started in to carry a cat home by the tail was getting knowledge that was always going to be useful to him, and warn't ever going to grow dim or doubtful. Chances are, he isn't likely to carry the cat that way again, either. But if he wants to, I say let him!
The word conservative is used by the BBC as a portmanteau word of abuse for anyone whose views differ from the insufferable, smug, sanctimonious, naive, guilt-ridden, wet, pink orthodoxy of that sunset home of the third-rate minds of that third-rate decade, the nineteen-sixties.
Our major universities are now stuck with an army of pedestrian, toadying careerists, Fifties types who wave around Sixties banners to conceal their record of ruthless, beaver-like tunneling to the top.
The trauma of the Sixties persuaded me that my generation's egalitarianism was a sentimental error. I now see the hierarchical as both beautiful and necessary. Efficiency liberates; egalitarianism tangles, delays, blocks, deadens.