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Stanley Kunitz Quotes and Sayings

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Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died.
They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind,
waiting for our call.
We have need for them.
They represent the wisdom of our race.
- Stanley Kunitz

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

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

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

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

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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

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

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

"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]

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The best mirror is an old friend.
- Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 is always fifteen years from now.
- Bill Cosby

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

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

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

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

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

Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands.
That's probably why they get along so well.
- Jonathan Carroll

It is always in season for old men to learn.
- Aeschylus

Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more
absurd than to increase our provisions for the road
the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.
- Fay Weldon

Those who love deeply never grow old;
they may die of old age,
but they die young.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm.
Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.
- Golda Meir

We at Chrysler borrow money the old-fashioned way.
We pay it back.
- Lee Iacocca

Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.
- Mary Schmich

I used to be good with kids, but as I get older,
I'm grumpy and terrible with them.
As for doing a gig at a 6-year old's birthday party,
you couldn't pay me enough.
- Johnny Vegas

But time growing old teaches all things.
- Aeschylus


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