Age Quotes

One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this.
Joe Darion, "The Impossible Dream".
Logan pearsall smith - marriage resembles a pair of shears, so jointed...
If you will protest courageously, and yet with dignity and Christian love, when the history books are written in future generations, the historians will have to pause and say, There lived a great people - A black people - who injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
Washington Irving
When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language.
James Earl Jones
From the persistence of noise comes the insistence of rage. From the emergence of tone comes the divergence of thought. From the enlightenment of music comes the wisdom of... silence.
Visions of Gregorian Chants
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.
George Orwell
George orwell - political language... is designed to make lies...
This document describes the usage and input syntax of the Unix Vax - 11 assembler As. As is designed for assembling code produced by the C compiler; certain concessions have been made to handle code written directly by people, but in general little sympathy has been extended.
Berkeley Vax/Unix Assembler Reference Manual (1983)
Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution.
Henry Louis Mencken
Wystan hugh auden - the class distinctions proper to a democratic...
Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud. Any of us put out more and better ideas if our efforts are truly appreciated.
Alexander Osborn
A self - Balancing, 28 - Jointed adaptor - Based biped; an electro - Chemical reduction plant, integral with segregated stowages of special energy extracts in storage batteries, for subsequent actuation of thousands of hydraulic and pneumatic pumps, with motors attached; 62, 000 miles of capillaries....
R. Buckminster Fulle
Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
Mark Twain
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Plato
No one becomes forty without incredulity and a sense of outrage.
Clifford Bax
There is no greater excitement than to support an intellectual wife and have her support you. Marriage is a partnership in which each inspires the other, and brings fruition to both of you.
Millicent Carey McIntosh
The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
George Santayana
I have often thought morality may perhaps consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
Leon Blum
Knowledge is a comfortable and necessary retreat and shelter for us in advanced age, and if we do not plant it while young, it will give us no shade when we grow old.
Phillip Chesterfield
Few ever live to old age, and fewer still ever became distinguished, who were not in the habit of early rising.
J. Todd
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. It is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you.
Conan Doyle
Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the door we never opened Into the rose - Garden. My words echo Thus, in your mind.
T. S. Eliot
It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.
Henry Ward Beeche
Dans ce pays - Ci il est bon de tuer de temps en temps un amiral pour encourager les autres. In this country England it is thought well to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others. from Candide.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Experience becomes possible because of language.
Noam Chomsky, Ruth Anshen, Biography of an Idea (Mt. Kisco, NY: Moyer Bell Limited, 1986), pg. 196
Truth never damages a cause that is just.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunites for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults.
Eric Hoffe
Choose in marriage only a woman whom you would choose as a friend if she were a man.
Joubert
Men keep agreements when it is to the advantage of neither to break them.
Solon
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantages of others.
Niccolo Machiavelli
If every age has its own characteristic doctrine, there are a thousand signs which point to Fascism as the characteristic doctrine of our time.
Benito Mussolini, The Political and Social Doctrine of Fascism, 1935
The illusion that times that were are better than those that are, has probably pervaded all ages.
Horace Greeley
Old age is not a disease - It is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.
Samuel Johnson
It seems to me that perfection of means and confusion of goals seems to characterize our age.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who does not have the courage to speak up for his rights cannot earn the respect of others.
Ren G. Torres
Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.
Daniel Webste
Courage consists of the power of self - Recovery.
Julie Arabi
It is sobering to consider that when Mozart was my age he had already been dead for a year.
Tom Lehre