old quotes

“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. ”

“It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives to all the miseries, but is dead to all the pleasures. ”

“Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example.”

“Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember how many times we have told it to the same person.”

“Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name.”

“Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person?”

“Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.”

“Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples. ”

“It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of the office which one fills.”

“Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones keep to theirs a great while. ”

“I speak directly to the people, and I know that the people of California want to have better leadership. They want to have great leadership. They want to have somebody that will represent them. And it doesn't matter if you're a Democrat or a Republican, young or old.”