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

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

Related topics: Age

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.
- Hosea Ballou

Though ambition in itself is a vice,
it often is also the parent of virtue.
- Hosea Ballou

Religion which requires persecution to sustain,
it is of the devil's propagation.
- Hosea Ballou

 

It is easy to be beautiful; it is difficult to appear so.
- Hosea Ballou

Everything in the world exists to end up in a book.
- Hosea Ballou

Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.
- Hosea Ballou

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Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.
- Hosea Ballou

Never let your zeal outrun your charity.
The former is but human, the latter is divine.
- Hosea Ballou

No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work.
- Hosea Ballou

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
- Hosea Ballou

Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way.
- Hosea Ballou

Energy, like the biblical grain of the mustard-seed,
will remove mountains.
- Hosea Ballou

Never be so brief as to become obscure.
- Hosea Ballou

The oppression of any people for opinion's sake has
rarely had any other effect than to fix those opinions deeper,
and render them more important.
- Hosea Ballou

Error is always more busy than truth.
- Hosea Ballou

Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature.
- Hosea Ballou

There is no such things as "best" in the world of individuals.
- Hosea Ballou

Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
- Hosea Ballou

Education commences at the mother's knee,
and every word spoken within hearsay of little children
tends toward the formation of character.
- Hosea Ballou

Theories are always very thin and insubstantial,
experience only is tangible.
- Hosea Ballou

Hatred is self-punishment.
- Hosea Ballou

Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective.
A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.
- Hosea Ballou

Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right;
more often unjust than just.
It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.
- Hosea Ballou

Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden.
- Hosea Ballou

To be seventy years young is sometimes
far more cheerful and hopeful
than to be forty years old.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English,
because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine
dollars for the right to speak it.
- Scott McNealy

At twenty years of age the will reigns;
at thirty, the wit;
and at forty, the judgment.
- Benjamin Franklin

There are 80 million moms in the United States.
Forty million stay at home with their children.
- Andrew Shue

I have these visions of myself being thirty,
thirty-five, forty having a family.
- Nastassja Kinski

Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
- Jack Benny

I turned forty, and I'm finally going to get married and maybe have a kid.
- Rick Moody

Forty for you, sixty for me.
And equal partners we will be.
- Joan Rivers

But when I disappeared, it sort of pissed me off,
that guys get to go on being sexual until they're seventy or eighty,
and we disappear at forty-five or fifty.
- Candice Bergen

It is the nobility of their style which will make our
writers of 1840 unreadable forty years from now.
- Stendhal

For a woman, forty is torture, the end.
- Grace Kelly

I'd rather be dead than singing "Satisfaction" when I'm forty-five.
- Mick Jagger

Men who have reached and passed forty-five,
have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world,
and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this.
- Golda Meir

At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look;
at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

It's better to have loved and lost than to have to
do forty pounds of laundry a week.
- Laurence J. Peter

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion
dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies.
- Woody Allen

I had always said to myself that forty was the cut
off point of my apprenticeship which may for some people
sound like a very long one,
but the novel as art is a middle-aged art.
- Jane Rule

Everyone should fail in a big way at least once before reaching forty.
- Allen Neuharth

For more than forty years, the United States Congress
has shamelessly used payroll taxes intended for Social
Security to fund big government spending.
- Mike Pence

There were sometimes from forty to sixty English machines,
but unfortunately the Germans were often in the minority.
With them quality was more important than quantity.
- Manfred von Richthofen

There were so many individual styles thirty or forty years ago.
- Buddy Rich

Anybody who's been married to a man for forty odd years knows he's all talk.
- Michael Parkinson

After forty a woman has to choose between losing her figure or her face.
My advice is to keep your face, and stay sitting down.
- Barbara Cartland

I mean in recent years, I think you've only got to
sell thirty or forty thousand to get a #1.
- Neil Innes

My high salary for one season was forty-six thousand dollars and a Cadillac.
- Duke Snider

A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning.
No bureaucrat would have invented it,
and that's what freedom is all about.
- Newt Gingrich

Since writing JAWS, I've been lucky enough to do close
to forty television shows about wildlife in the oceans,
and yes, I have been attacked by sea creatures once in a while.
- Peter Benchley

Think of the earth as a living organism that is being
attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years.
Either the host dies, or the virus dies,
or both die.
- Gore Vidal

Now, forty years after his passing, Winston Churchill is still quoted,
read, revered, and referred to as much,
if not more, than when he was alive.
- Mac Thornberry

I admit, I have a tremendous sex drive.
My boyfriend lives forty miles away.
- Phyllis Diller

One out of forty American men wears women's clothing.
We've had more than forty presidents.
One of these guys has been dancing around the Oval Office in a prom dress.
- Allison Janney

She said she was approaching forty, and I couldn't
help wondering from what direction.
- Bob Hope

And we never got the mule, let alone the forty acres.
- Charles Evers

My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven
years and not once have we had an argument serious
enough to consider divorce;
murder,
yes, but divorce, never.
- Jack Benny

I've been in love with the same woman for forty-one years.
If my wife finds out, she'll kill me.
- Henny Youngman

When you are forty, half of you belongs to the past...
And when you are seventy, nearly all of you.
- Jean Anouilh

I've led this empty life for over forty years and now
I can pass that heritage on and ensure that the misery
will continue for at least one more generation.
- Larry David

She was a handsome woman of forty-five and would remain so for many years.
- J. B. Priestley

My ancestors wandered lost in the wilderness for forty
years because even in biblical times,
men would not stop to ask for directions.
- Elayne Boosler

I was very much on the mathematical side,
where you probably do your best work before you're forty-five.
Having passed that significant date,
I thought I would do something else.
- John Polkinghorne

Christ shared our experience; he suffered as we suffer;
he died as we shall die,
and for forty days in the desert he underwent the struggle between good and evil.
- Basil C. Hume

Study until twenty-five, investigation until forty,
profession until sixty, at which age I would have him
retired on a double allowance.
- Thomas Moore

Forty pictures I was in, and all I remember is 'What
kind of bra will you be wearing today,
honey?' That was always the area of big decision -
from the neck to the navel.
- Donna Reed

Gosh, all a kid has to do these days is spit straight
and he gets forty-thousand dollars to sign.
- Cy Young

I've said it once and I'll say it a a hundred times,
I'm forty-four years old.
- Satchel Paige

From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.
- Napoleon Bonaparte


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