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

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

Related topics: Age

I argue thee that love is life.
And life hath immortality.
- Emily Dickinson

Find ecstasy in life;
the mere sense of living is joy enough.
- Emily Dickinson

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
- Emily Dickinson

 

Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell.
- Emily Dickinson

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
- Emily Dickinson

Beauty is not caused.
It is.
- Emily Dickinson

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Where thou art, that is home.
- Emily Dickinson

How strange that nature does not knock,
and yet does not intrude!
- Emily Dickinson

Dying is a wild night and a new road.
- Emily Dickinson

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee, And revery.
The revery alone will do, If bees are few.
- Emily Dickinson

I'm nobody, who are you?
- Emily Dickinson

Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.
- Emily Dickinson

Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me;
The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
- Emily Dickinson

For love is immortality.
- Emily Dickinson

After great pain, a formal feeling comes.
The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.
- Emily Dickinson

It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.
- Emily Dickinson

Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.
- Emily Dickinson

That it will never come again is what makes life sweet.
- Emily Dickinson

Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned.
- Emily Dickinson

If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold
no fire can ever warm me,
I know that is poetry.
- Emily Dickinson

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off,
I know that is poetry.
- Emily Dickinson

Forever is composed of nows.
- Emily Dickinson

There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away
nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.
- Emily Dickinson

I do not like the man who squanders life for fame;
give me the man who living makes a name.
- Emily Dickinson

He ate and drank the precious Words,
his Spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor,
nor that his frame was Dust.
- Emily Dickinson

Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
- Emily Dickinson

People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.
- Emily Dickinson

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul -
and sings the tunes without the words -
and never stops at all.
- Emily Dickinson

Fortune befriends the bold.
- Emily Dickinson

I hope you love birds too.
It is economical.
It saves going to heaven.
- Emily Dickinson

They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always
think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.
- Emily Dickinson

To love is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
- Emily Dickinson

Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks,
feels, or believes.
- Emily Dickinson

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain.
- Emily Dickinson

I dwell in possibility.
- Emily Dickinson

Whenever a thing is done for the first time,
it releases a little demon.
- Emily Dickinson

The brain is wider than the sky.
- Emily Dickinson

Saying nothing...
sometimes says the most.
- Emily Dickinson

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.
- Emily Dickinson

A word is dead when it is said, some say.
I say it just begins to live that day.
- Emily Dickinson

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
- Emily Dickinson

Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.
- Emily Dickinson

Love is anterior to life, posterior to death,
initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.
- Emily Dickinson

Tell the truth, but tell it slant.
- Emily Dickinson

A wounded deer leaps the highest.
- Emily Dickinson

Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.
- Emily Dickinson

Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.
- Emily Dickinson

Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.
- Emily Dickinson

Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.
- Emily Dickinson

They might not need me; but they might.
I'll let my head be just in sight; a smile as small
as mine might be precisely their necessity.
- Emily Dickinson

My friends are my estate.
- Emily Dickinson

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

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

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

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

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

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

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

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

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

"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]

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

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

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

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

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.

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


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