A Quote by Thomas Bailey Aldrich on age, books, day, praise, and retirement

Books that have become classics - books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal - always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836 - 1907)

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A Quote by Thomas Arnold on age, cheerfulness, labor, life, men, play, tranquility, and work

One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful.

Thomas Arnold (1795 - 1842)

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A Quote by Thomas Arnold on age, beginning, life, and youth

Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun . . .

Thomas Arnold (1795 - 1842)

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A Quote by Publius Terence (P. Terentius Afer) on age and disease

Old age itself is a disease. -Senectus ipsast morbus

Terence (190 - 159 BC)

Source: Phormio

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on age, emptiness, life, and trying

He has spent all his life in letting down empty buckets into empty wells; and he is frittering away his age in trying to draw them up again.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 259.

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A Quote by Steven Wright on age, anxiety, thought, and time

When I turned two I was really anxious, because I'd doubled my age in a year. I thought, if this keeps up, by the time I'm six I'll be ninety.

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by Stephen Strauss on acceptance, age, children, dependence, kindness, nature, and parenthood

I think that the most important thing to teach children in an environmentally conscious age is alternative views of nature. They must be shown how our interpretation of natural systems is often completely dependent not on what is there but on what kind of box we draw around the data. And if they are going to be smarter than their parents, then schoolchildren must think subversively about accepted wisdoms concerning natural systems.

Stephen Strauss

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on age, dreams, insanity, and youth

Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift; in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Sophie Tucker on age, birth, good, needs, parenthood, personality, and personality

From birth to age 18, a girl needs good parents, from 18 to 35 she needs good looks, from 35 to 55 she needs a good personality, and from 55 on she needs cash.

Sophie Tucker

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on age, life, sensuality, world, and worth

Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! To all the sensual world proclaim, One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Old Mortality. Chap. xxxiv.

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