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He is so old that his blood type was discontinued. ...
by George William Curtis

He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.
- George William Curtis

Related topics: Science

A man's country is not a certain area of land,
of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle
and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
- George William Curtis

Happiness lies first of all in health.
- George William Curtis

The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.
- George William Curtis

 

Every great crisis of human history is a pass of Thermopylae,
and there is always a Leonidas and his three hundred to die in it,
if they can not conquer.
- George William Curtis

Nature makes woman to be won and men to win.
- George William Curtis

Romance like a ghost escapes touching;
it is always where you are not,
not where you are.
The interview or conversation was prose at the time,
but it is poetry in the memory.
- George William Curtis

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Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of certain income can indulge.
- George William Curtis

Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.
- George William Curtis

It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing
that assures the prosperous voyage.
- George William Curtis

The test of civilization is its estimate of women.
- George William Curtis

It is not observed in history that families improve with time.
- George William Curtis

While we read history we make history.
- George William Curtis

Imagination is as good as many voyages -
and how much cheaper!
- George William Curtis

The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.
- George William Curtis

Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame,
which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble
thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind.
- George William Curtis

Our common liberty is consecrated by a common sorrow.
- George William Curtis

The big mistake that men make is that when they turn
thirteen or fourteen and all of a sudden they've reached puberty,
they believe that they like women.
Actually, you're just horny.
It doesn't mean you like women any more at twenty-one than you did at ten.
- George William Curtis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

"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]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The best mirror is an old friend.
- Proverb

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

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

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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