Now, of my threescore years and ten, Twenty will not come again.— A. E. Housman
Seductive Threescore quotations
Threescore years and ten is enough; if a man can't suffer all the misery he wants in that time, he must be numb.
Alike all ages. Dames of ancient days Have led their children through the mirthful maze, And the gay grandsire, skill'd in gestic lore, Has frisk'd beneath the burden of threescore.
Let us love nobly, and live, and add again years and years unto years, till we attain to write threescore: this is the second of our reign.
A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book.
Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars. What are threescore years and ten hurriedly and coarsely lived to moments of divine leisure in which your life is coincident with the life of the universe?
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough, And stands about the woodland ride Wearing white for Eastertide. Now, of my threescore years and ten, Twenty will not come again, And take from seventy springs a score, It only leaves me fifty more. And since to look at things in bloom Fifty springs are little room, About the woodlands I will go To see the cherry hung with snow.
The days of our years are threescore years and ten;
and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Psalms 90:10
And a wandering beauty is a blade out of its scabbard.
You know how dangerous, gentlemen of threescore?May you know it yet ten more.
A goodly portly man, i' faith, and a corpulent;
of a cheerful look, a pleasing eye, and a most noble carriage; and, as I think, his age some fifty, or, by'r Lady, inclining to threescore; and now I remember me, his name is Falstaff.