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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on elderly, men, and questions

He was reputed one of the wise men that made answer to the question when a man should marry? 'A young man not yet, an elder man not at all.'

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Marriage and Single Life

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A Quote by Edward Young on elderly and god

'T is elder Scripture, writ by God's own hand,- Scripture authentic! uncorrupt by man.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night ix. Line 644.

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A Quote by Confucius on elderly, home, and youth

A youth, when at home, should be filial, and, abroad, respectful to his elders.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Chauncey Depew on elderly, home, language, and lawyers

Chauncey Depew, when he was ninety-two, was asked: "What is the most beautiful word in the language?" The elderly lawyer quickly replied: "Home."

Chauncey Depew

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on beginning, body, buddhism, death, elderly, evil, future, good, immortality, life, mind, mortality, mountains, names, nature, past, purity, sacred, sage, sensuality, strength, and suffering

. . . this mind, through endless kalpas without beginning, has never varied. It has never lived or died, appeared or disappeared, increased or decreased. It's not pure or impure, good or evil, past or future. It's not true or false. It's not male or female. It doesn't appear as a monk or a layman, an elder or a novice, a sage or a fool, a buddha or a mortal. It strives for no realization and suffers no karma. It has no strength or form. It's like space. You can't possess it and you can't lose it. Its movements can't be blocked by mountains, rivers, or rock walls. . . . No karma can restrain this real body. But this mind is subtle and hard to see. It's not the same as the sensual mind. Everyone wants to see this mind, and those who move their hands and feet by its light are as many as the grains of sand along the Ganges, but when you ask them, they can't explain it. It's theirs to use. Why don't they see it? . . . Only the wise know this mind, this mind called dharma-nature, this mind called liberation. Neither life nor death can restrain this mind. Nothing can. It's also called the Unstoppable Tathagata, the Incomprehensible, the Sacred Self, the Immortal, the Great Sage. Its names vary but not its essence.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, p. 21-23

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A Quote by Arthur C. Clarke on college, elderly, good, impossibility, justice, mathematics, meetings, physics, and scientists

When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. Perhaps the adjective 'elderly' requires definition. In physics, mathematics, and astronautics it means over thirty; in the other disciplines, senile decay is sometimes postponed to the forties. There are, of course, glorious exceptions; but as every researcher just out of college knows, scientists of over fifty are good for nothing but board meetings, and should at all costs be kept out of the laboratory!

Arthur C. Clarke (1917 -)

Source: 'Profiles of the Future' 1962 (Clarke's First Law)

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