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Old Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Old.

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw

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We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

 

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is the cleansing fire
that burns away old regrets and resentments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

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

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving
for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Getting old is a fascination thing.
The older you get, the older you want to get.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

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

I want a girl just like good old mom,
who is different in every way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

I believe in God, but not as one thing,
not as an old man in the sky.
I believe that what people call God
is something in all of us.
I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha
and all the rest said was right.
It's just that the translations have gone wrong.
- John Lennon

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

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

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

An old friend will help you move.
A good friend will help you move a dead body.
- Jim Hayes

Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns
to be amused rather than shocked.
- Pearl S. Buck

Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the new.
- Henry David Thoreau

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
- John Leonard

Every one desires to live long,
but no one would be old.
- Abraham Lincoln

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

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

Short words are best
and the old words, when short, are best of all.
- Winston Churchill

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

The best mirror is an old friend.
- Proverb

It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process,
gradually changing opinions,
slowly eroding old barriers,
quietly building new structures.
- John F. Kennedy

Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business
that allows us to experience the present,
free of contamination from the past.
- Joan Borysenko

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Old is always fifteen years from now.
- Bill Cosby

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
- Brigitte Bardot

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

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 always like to know everything about my new friends,
and nothing about my old ones.
- Oscar Wilde

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend -
and he's a priest.
- Erma Bombeck

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

To a philosopher all news,
as it is called, is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
- Henry David Thoreau

A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender,
but you don't have a top for it.
- Jerry Seinfeld

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

There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

Old age is fifteen years older than I am.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

My coat and I live comfortably together.
It has assumed all my wrinkles, does not hurt me anywhere,
has moulded itself on my deformities,
and is complacent to all my movements,
and I only feel its presence because it keeps me warm.
Old coats and old friends are the same thing.
- Victor Hugo

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

Clear? Huh. Why a four-year-old child
could understand this report.
Run out and find me a four-year-old child,
I can't make head or tail of it.
- the Groucho Marx movie Duck Soup

As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

Old friends pass away, new friends appear.
It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives.
The important thing is to make it meaningful:
a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I make it a policy to try never to
make a complete idiot of myself twice in the same way.
After all, there's always all kinds of new ways
to make a complete idiot of myself.
Why repeat the old ones?
- Margot Dalton

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
- Robert Browning

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

You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
- George Burns

I'm too old-fashioned to use a computer.
I'm too old-fashioned to use a quill.
- Christopher Plummer


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