old quotes

“Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one's dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being. ”

“I will undoubtedly have to seek what is happily known as gainful employment, which I am glad to say does not describe holding public office.”

“There I was, an 18-year-old mimic rooming with a blind whistler.”

“If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.”

“Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition - in having put forth the best within you.”

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”

“A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes.”

“Just because you fall once, doesn't mean you're fall at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always trust yourself, because if you don't then who will?”

“I wanted to ask a thousand questions, but there was no one to ask. Besides I knew that people only told lies to children-lies about everything from soup to Santa Claus.”

“Burt Reynolds once asked me out. I was in his room. ”

“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.”