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Peter Lewis Allen Quotes and Sayings

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Was this an old disease, and, if so,
which one? If it was new,
what did that say about the state of medical knowledge? And in any case,
how could physicians make sense of it?
- Peter Lewis Allen

Often, city fathers blamed prostitutes for the disease,
and some threatened to brand their cheeks with hot
iron if they did not desist from their vices.
- Peter Lewis Allen

Even more than this, however, the sick -
like lepers -
were often reviled because people believed that they
had brought their torments upon themselves.
- Peter Lewis Allen

Medical research in the twentieth century mostly takes place in the lab;
in the Renaissance,
though, researchers went first and foremost to the
library to see what the ancients had said.
- Peter Lewis Allen

 

The idea of infection began to be taken far more seriously than it ever had before.
Hospitals transformed themselves in response to the new plague -
sometimes for the better,
but often for the worse, as when, in fear,
they cast their ulcerated patients out into the streets.
- Peter Lewis Allen

Perhaps more than any other disease before or since,
syphilis in early modern Europe provoked the kind of
widespread moral panic that AIDS revived when it struck America in the 1980s.
- Peter Lewis Allen

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The best mirror is an old friend.
- Proverb

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Old is always fifteen years from now.
- Bill Cosby

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
- Henry Ford

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy
person has no time to form.
- Andre Maurois

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue,
but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice;
it whitens only the hair.
- Ira Gershwin

I cried on my 18th birthday.
I thought 17 was such a nice age.
You're young enough to get away with things,
but you're old enough, too.
- Liv Tyler

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

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.
We grow old by deserting our ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
- Samuel Ullman


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