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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on age, beginning, elderly, learning, and youth

When I was young I was amazed at Plutarch's statement that the elder Cato began at the age of eighty to learn Greek. I am amazed no longer. Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on age, love, and youth

Doth not the appetite alter? A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Much Ado About Nothing

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on age, beauty, lies, and poets

If I could write the beauty of your eyes And in fresh numbers number all your graces, The age to come would say, 'This poet lies; Such heavenly touches ne'er touch'd earthly faces.'

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Sonnet 17

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on age, aim, ambition, angels, corruption, country, enemies, envy, fear, god, heaven, honesty, hope, integrity, justice, love, peace, silence, truth, and zeal

Cromwell, I charge thee, fling away ambition: By that sin fell the angels; how can man, then, The image of his Maker, hope to win by it? Love thyself last: cherish those hearts that hate thee; Corruption wins not more than honesty. Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace, To silence envious tongues. Be just, and fear not: Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's, Thy God's, and truth's; then if thou fall'st, O Cromwell, Thou fall'st a blessed martyr! Serve the king; And,-prithee, lead me in: There take an inventory of all I have, To the last penny; 'tis the king's: my robe, And my integrity to heaven, is all I dare now call mine own. O Cromwell, Cromwell! Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king, he would not in mine age Have left me naked to mine enemies.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King Henry VIII, Cardinal Wolsey in Act 3, scene 2.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on age, evil, hunger, and weakness

There is an old poor man, • • • •. . . . Oppress'd with two weak evils, age and hunger.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: As You Like It, Act 2, scene 7.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on age

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Therefore my age is as a lusty winter, Frosty, but kindly: let me go with you.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: As You Like It, act 2, scene 3

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on age and youth

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Crabbed age and youth cannot live together; Youth is full of pleasance; age is full of care.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Passionate Pilgrim

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on age, good, history, honor, jealousy, justice, men, men and women, reputation, schools, soldiers, time, women, and world

All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms. And then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel, And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school. And then the lover, Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier, Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard, Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel, Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice, In fair round belly with good capon lin'd, With eyes severe, and beard of formal cut, Full of wise saws and modern instances; And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon, With spectacles on nose and pouch on side, His youthful hose, well saved a world too wide For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice, Turning again towards childish treble, pipes An whistles in his sound. Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness, and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: As You Like It, Act 2, scene 7.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on age, beauty, death, deception, fear, friendship, perception, pride, and seasons

To me, fair friend, you never can be old, For as you were when first your eye I eyed, Such seems your beauty still. Three winters cold Have from the forests shook three summers' pride, Three beauteous springs to yellow autumn turn'd In process of the seasons have I seen, Three April perfumes in three hot Junes burn'd, Since first I saw you fresh, which yet are green. Ah! yet doth beauty, like a dial-hand, Steal from his figure and no pace perceived; So your sweet hue, which methinks still doth stand, Hath motion and mine eye may be deceived: For fear of which, hear this, thou age unbred; Ere you were born was beauty's summer dead.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Sonnet 104

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on age, enemies, god, and zeal

Had I but serv'd my God with half the zeal I serv'd my king, he would not in mine age Have left me naked to mine enemies.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King Henry VIII

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