Age Quotes

Nothing is more curious than the almost savage hostility that humor excites in those who lack it.
George Saintsbury
Oliver wendell holmes - there is no friend like an old friend who has...

It is a blessed thing that in every age someone has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.
Robert Green Ingersoll
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.... You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Rosevelt
We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.
Eleanor Roosevelt
How many ages hence Shall this our lofty scene be acted over In states unborn and accents yet unknown.
William Shakespeare

The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself and can never be erased.
Alexander Hamilton
Stanislaus - what is fame? the advantage of being known by...
To grow old is to grow common. Old age equalizes - we are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world.
Eric Hoffe
Question with boldness even the existence of a God because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind - Folded fear.
Thomas Jefferson
Johnson - poetry cannot be translated; and, therefore, it...
I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiousity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Roosevelt, Eleano
The love of retirement has in all ages adhered closely to those minds which have been most enlarged by knowledge, or elevated by genius. Those who enjoyed everything generally supposed to confer happiness have been forced to seek it is the shades of privacy.
Johnson
It is a sad fact that 50 percent of marriages in this country end in divorce. But hey, the other half end in death. You could be one of the lucky ones!
Richard Jeni
The most happy marriage I can imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Thought is the blossom language the bud action the fruit behind it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If faith cannot be reconciled with rational thinking, it has to be eliminated as an anachronistic remnant of earlier stages of culture and replaced by science dealing with facts and theories which are intelligible and can be validated.
Erich Fromm
In this age when there can be no losers in peace and no victors in war, we must recognize the obligation to match national strength with national restraint.
Lyndon B. Johnson
The biggest shortage of all is the shortage of common sense.
Author Unknown
A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.
Robertson Davies
What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?
Logan Pearsall Smith
I detest life - Insurance agents they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.
Stephen Leacock
Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2003
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth.
John Lyly
I am about to put foward some major ideas they will be heard and pondered. If not all of them please, surely a few will in some sort, then, I shall have contributed to the progress of our age, and shall be content.
Marquis de Sade
Lord grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Saint Francis of Assisi
Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the original autho.
Philip G. Hamerton
Not every age is fit for childish sports.
Titus Maccius Plautus
You despise books you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.
Voltaire
Being able to support oneself allows one to choose a marriage out of love and not just economic dependence. It also allows one to risk that marriage.
Gloria Steinem
Language is a living, kicking, growing, flitting, evolving reality, and the teacher should spontaneously reflect its vibrant and protean qualities.
John A. Rassias
The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.
Aldous Huxley
A man who does not know foreign language is ignorant of his own.
Johann von Goethe
Courage changes things for the better... With courage you can stay with something long enough to succeed at it, realizing that it usually takes two, three or four times as long to succeed as you thought or hoped.
Earl Nightingale
All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
James Abram Garfield
Most men would feel insulted if it were proposed to employ them in throwing stones over a wall, and then in throwing them back, merely that they might earn their wages. But many are no more worthily employed now.
Henry David Thoreau
As A general rule, people marry most hapily with their own kind. The trouble lies in the fact that people usually marry at an age where they do not really know what their own kind is.
Robertson Davies
Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
Virginia Woolf
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
Robert Burton