old quotes

“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.”

“My relationship to power and authority is that I'm all for it. People need somebody to watch over them. Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave.”

“I told Warren if he mentions Prop. 13 one more time, he has to do 500 push-ups.”

“It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

“A man growing old becomes a child again.”

“Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away.”

“A lie never lives to be old. ”

“No one longs to live more than someone growing old. ”

“No lie ever reaches old age.”

“Whoever thinks that he alone has speech, or possesses speech or mind above others, when unfolded such men are seen to be empty. ”

“If it were possible to cure evils by lamentation and to raise the dead with tears, then gold would be a less valuable thing than weeping.”

“Not even old age knows how to love death.”

“Old age and the passage of time teach all things.”

“I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes, - and the stars through his soul.”

“Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.”

“How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said. ”

“When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.”

“The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity; in a girl boldness.”

“The wise man does not grow old, but ripens. ”

“Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old. ”

“Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.”