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How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are? ...
by Satchel Paige

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
- Satchel Paige

Related topics: Birthday

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

Don't look back.
Something might be gaining on you.
- Satchel Paige

 

Ain't no man can avoid being born average,
but there ain't no man got to be common.
- Satchel Paige

I never threw an illegal pitch.
The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't
never been seen by this generation.
- Satchel Paige

It's funny what a few no-hitters do for a body.
- Satchel Paige

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I never rush myself.
See, they can't start the game without me.
- Satchel Paige

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
- Satchel Paige

My pitching philosophy is simple - keep the ball way from the bat.
- Satchel Paige

Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame,
but to know thoroughly one's own virtues or powers
are the characteristics of an excellent man.
- Satchel Paige

Just take the ball and throw it where you want to.
Throw strikes.
Home plate don't move.
- Satchel Paige

I was born in August, no July, 1908.
- Satchel Paige

Age is a case of mind over matter.
If you don't mind, it don't matter.
- Satchel Paige

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

I don't generally like running.
I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench.
- Satchel Paige

If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.
- Satchel Paige

Money and women.
They're two of the strongest things in the world.
The things you do for a woman you wouldn't do for anything else.
Same with money.
- Satchel Paige

The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from
a second class citizen to a second class immortal.
- Satchel Paige

Avoid running at all times.
- Satchel Paige

If a man can beat you, walk him.
- Satchel Paige

You gotta keep the ball off the fat part of the bat.
- Satchel Paige

I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball.
- Satchel Paige

When a batter swings and I see his knees move,
I can tell just what his weaknesses are then I just
put the ball where I know he can't hit it.
- Satchel Paige

Airplanes may kill you, but they ain't likely to hurt you.
- Satchel Paige

My feet ain't got nothing to do with my nickname,
but when folks get it in their heads that a feller's got big feet,
soon the feet start looking big.
- Satchel Paige

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The best mirror is an old friend.
- Proverb

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


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