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Benny Carter Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Benny Carter.

At my age, I realize that my most precious possession is time,
and I've got too much unfinished work to do to spend
even a minute talking about myself.
- Benny Carter

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dreams are renewable no matter what our age.
- Dale Turner

I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do.
- Phyllis Diller

 

And in the end, it's not
the years in your life that count,
it's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
- Henry David Thoreau

Age does not protect you from love.
But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
- Anais Nin

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It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older,
I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
- Bill Cosby

I'm saving that rocker for the day
when I feel as old as I really am.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

When you become senile, you won't know it.
- Bill Cosby

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
- Helen Keller

He has a profound respect for old age.
Especially when it's bottled.
- Gene Fowler

I will never be an old man.
To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
- Francis Bacon

When a noble life has prepared old age,
it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.
- Muriel Spark

Old age is an excellent time for outrage.
My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.
- Louis Kronenberger

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm.
Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.
- Golda Meir

When your friends begin to flatter
you on how young you look,
it's a sure sign you're getting old.
- Mark Twain

The golden age is before us, not behind us.
- William Shakespeare

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens.
A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not
suddenly become filled on retirement.
- Dwight L. Moody

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's
birthday but never remembers her age.
- Robert Frost

Age considers; youth ventures.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue,
but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice;
it whitens only the hair.
- Ira Gershwin

How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
- C. S. Lewis

The youth gets together his materials
to build a bridge to the moon,
or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth,
and, at length, the middle-aged man
concludes to build a woodshed with them.
- Henry David Thoreau

What most persons consider as virtue,
after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
- Voltaire

Age is not a particularly interesting subject.
Anyone can get old.
All you have to do is live long enough.
- Don Marquis

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
catching up with Mother Nature.
- Harold Coffin

Old age is like everything else.
To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
- Tom Stoppard

Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Old age has deformities enough of its own.
It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I'm not interested in age.
People who tell me their age are silly.
You're as old as you feel.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

In youth we run into difficulties.
In old age difficulties run into us.
- Beverly Sills

All diseases run into one - old age.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.
- James Thurber

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
- Albert Camus

One great thing about getting old is that
you can get out of all sorts of social obligations
just by saying you're too tired.
- George Carlin

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
- Stanislaw Lec

In youth the days are short and the years are long.
In old age the years are short and day's long.
- Pope Paul VI

As you age naturally, your family shows more and more on your face.
If you deny that, you deny your heritage.
- Frances Conroy

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful,
kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing.
It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage,
but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
- Confucius

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

Age is an issue of mind over matter.
If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
- Mark Twain

We've put more effort into helping folks reach old
age than into helping them enjoy it.
- Frank Howard Clark

Life is to be taken lightly
by those who wish to be happy
and by those who wish to age gracefully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.
- Doris Day

The really frightening thing about middle age is the
knowledge that you'll grow out of it.
- Doris Day

Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
- Hosea Ballou

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking
that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
- Don Marquis

Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.
- H. L. Mencken

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth,
but a reproach to old age.
- Aristotle

Every formula of every religion has, in this age of reason,
to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Old age is a shipwreck.
- Charles de Gaulle

In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent.
We are no longer in the past, we have arrived.
- Knut Hamsun

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body,
the mind, and the heart.
And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise,
study, and love.
- Alan Bleasdale

You end up as you deserve.
In old age you must put up with the face,
the friends, the health, and the children you have earned.
- Judith Viorst

Age is how we determine how valuable you are.
- Jane Elliot

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.
- Bob Hope

Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
- Emily Dickinson

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve.
Middle age is when you're forced to.
- Bill Vaughan

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.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Old age is no place for sissies.
- Bette Davis

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of
having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
- Jim Fiebig

The tendency of old age to the body,
say the physiologists,
is to form bone.
It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old
man whose opinions are not ossified.
- Bob Wells

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

I don't believe one grows older.
I think that what happens early on in life is that
at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.
- T. S. Eliot


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