old quotes

“You know you're old if your walker has an airbag. ”

“You know you're old if they have discontinued your blood type.”

“Old age is when the liver spots show through your gloves.”

“There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, "Truth is the daughter of Time." ”

“He who molds the public sentiment... makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.”

“Someone told me that each equation I included in the book would halve the sales.”

“Every old poem is sacred. ”

“Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.”

“I am not young but I feel young. The day I feel old, I will go to bed and stay there. J'aime la vie! I feel that to live is a wonderful thing.”

“Capital is money, capital is commodities. By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or, at the least, lays golden eggs. ”

“To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.”

“Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head. ”

“Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold. ”

“The bold are helpless without cleverness.”

“Silver and gold are not the only coin; virtue too passes current all over the world.”

“A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who have loved her in her youth.”

“Old maids, having never bent their temper or their lives to other lives and other tempers, as woman's destiny requires, have for the most part a mania for making everything about them bend to them.”

“Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.”

“What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.”

“Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.”

“As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.”

“I never heard of an old man forgetting where he had buried his money! Old people remember what interests them: the dates fixed for their lawsuits, and the names of their debtors and creditors.”

“The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.”

“Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age. ”

“Old age: the crown of life, our play's last act.”

“But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.”

“The 'good old times' - all times when old are good. ”

“Prolonged endurance tames the bold.”

“Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example. ”

“As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish. ”