A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on age, boldness, sage, soul, truth, and youth

On his bold visage middle age Had slightly press'd its signet sage, Yet had not quench'd the open truth And fiery vehemence of youth: Forward and frolic glee was there, The will to do, the soul to dare.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Lady of the Lake. Canto i. Stanza 21.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on age, justice, speech, thought, truth, and youth

Just at the age 'twixt boy and youth, When thought is speech, and speech is truth.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Sir Robert Baden-Powell on age, charity, children, day, diet, duty, finance, freedom, home, leisure, life, love, mankind, mind, peace, pleasure, sacred, wives, and work

Possibly the best suggestion in condensed form, as to how to live, was given by my old Headmaster, Dr. Haig Brown, in 1904, when he wrote his Recipe for Old Age. A diet moderate and spare, Freedom from base financial care, Abundant work and little leisure, A love of duty more than pleasure, An even and contented mind In charity with all mankind, Some thoughts too sacred for display In the broad light of common day, A peaceful home, a loving wife, Children, who are a crown of life; These lengthen out the years of man Beyond the Psalmist's narrow span.

Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857 - 1941)

Source: Lessons from the varsity of life

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A Quote by Sir John Davies on age, beginning, earth, and world

The world's great age begins anew, The golden years return, The earth doth like a snake renew Her winter weeds outworn.

Sir John Davies (1569 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir John Denham on action and age


Actions of the last age are like almanacs of the last year.

Sir John Denham (1615 - 1668)

Source: The Sophy. A Tragedy.

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A Quote by Sir Isaac Newton on age, certainty, difficulty, nature, and rest

To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. 'Tis much better to do a little with certainty, and leave the rest for others that come after you, than to explain all things.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill Inc., 1992.

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A Quote by Shel Silverstein on age, books, discovery, experience, hope, and people

I would hope that people, no matter what age, would find something to identify with in my books, pick one up and experience a personal sense of discovery. That's great. But for them, not for me.

Shel Silverstein (1932 - 1999)

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A Quote by Shannon Fife on age, children, people, and retirement

The hardest people to convince they are at retirement age are children at bedtime.

Shannon Fife

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on age, architecture, belief, and happiness

Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 90

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on age, extremism, life, love, and pleasure

As for old age, embrace and love it. It abounds with pleasure, if you know how to use it. The gradually (I do not say rapidly) declining years are amongst the sweetest in a man's life; and, I maintain, that even where they have reached the extreme limit, they have their pleasure still.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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