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Fifty Quotes

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One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

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A man who views the world the same at fifty
as he did at twenty
has wasted thirty years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali

Homesickness is nothing.
Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time.
- John Cheever

I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you,
you should stay home and have a good cry.
- Josh Billings

 

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete.
Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated
in the bottom half of their classes.
- Al McGuire

Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
- Hosea Ballou

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Finally, I told them I'd drop out of the management
program if they'd give me an entry-level job in the
newsroom for union wages,
about fifty dollars a week.
- Andrea Mitchell

What a man knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty
is for the most part incommunicable.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville
that man would not fly for fifty years.
- Wilbur Wright

I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent.
- Charles Caleb Colton

At fifty, that is in 1880, I formulated the idea of unity,
without being able to render it.
At sixty, I am beginning to see the possibility of rendering it.
- Camille Pissarro

If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything,
it is that peace does not follow disarmament -
disarmament follows peace.
- Bernard Baruch

In the last fifty years science has advanced more than
in the 2,000 previous years and given mankind greater
powers over the forces of nature than the ancients ascribed to their gods.
- John Boyd Orr

Every Friday I used to have about fifty,
sixty kids who would wait for me on Sunset Boulevard
and I'd take them all to dinner.
All runaways.
- Al Lewis

I can't stay No.
1 for fifty years, you know.
We'll see what happens.
- Roger Federer

Children born today have a fifty-fifty chance of living to 100.
- William Greider

In America, every female under fifty calls herself a girl.
- H. E. Bates

For each letter received from a creditor,
write fifty lines on an extraterrestrial subject and you will be saved.
- Charles Baudelaire

One of the things I love about theater,
one of the reasons I'll never give it up,
is that it's fifty percent the audience's responsibility.
- William Petersen

It's estimated that there may be two hundred and fifty
million children in the world engaged in some form
of exploitative child labour.
- Carol Bellamy

Somebody was asking me the other day -
President Bush is now talking about freedom for the Arab world.
I say, well, that's great.
I was talking about that fifty years ago.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

One has to be able to count if only so that at fifty
one doesn't marry a girl of twenty.
- Maxim Gorky

Whether or not our system of Indian management has
been a success during the past ten,
fifty, or hundred years is almost answered in the asking.
- Nelson A. Miles

The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so
much but that you change so little.
- Max Lerner

Today, our economy is divided: fifty percent is the
public economy and fifty percent is the private economy
that includes small companies employing from 4 to 200 workers.
- Ibrahim Rugova

I've been fifty thousand times to the Louvre.
I have copied everything in drawing,
trying to understand.
- Alberto Giacometti

If you file your waste-paper basket for fifty years,
you have a public library.
- Tony Benn

What we call creative work, ought not to be called work at all,
because it isn't.
I imagine that Thomas Edison never did a day's work in his last fifty years.
- Stephen Leacock

Any gentleman with the slightest chic will give a girl
a fifty dollar bill for the powder room.
- George Axelrod

Give me a man who says this one thing I do,
and not those fifty things I dabble in.
- Dwight L. Moody

If I cut an album now and sell it for ten bucks,
I can put seven dollars and fifty cents in my pocket.
- Mickey Gilley

A three year old child is a being who gets almost as
much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as
it does out of finding a small green worm.
- Bill Vaughan

Everyone has talent at twenty-five.
The difficulty is to have it at fifty.
- Edgar Degas

Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand
dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.
- Marilyn Monroe

I began drinking alcohol at the age of thirteen and
gave it up in my fifty sixth year;
it was like going straight from puberty to a mid-life crisis.
- George Montgomery

When I was young, I was told: 'You'll see,
when you're fifty.' I am fifty and I haven't seen a thing.
- Erik Satie

Fifty years from now I'll be just three inches of type in a record book.
- Brooks Robinson

A good catchword can obscure analysis for fifty years.
- Wendell Willkie

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty;
it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
- Coco Chanel

The greatest thing is nobody cares that I'm fifty years old.
They only care what I sound like.
- Rob Paulsen

I'll take fifty percent efficiency to get one hundred percent loyalty.
- Samuel Goldwyn

Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.
- Alexander Hamilton

Consultant: any ordinary guy more than fifty miles from home.
- Eric Sevareid

The Russians imitate French ways, but always at a distance of fifty years.
- Stendhal

The great social adventure of America is no longer
the conquest of the wilderness but the absorption of fifty different peoples.
- Walter Lippmann

I used to think that cyberspace was fifty years away.
What I thought was fifty years away,
was only ten years away.
And what I thought was ten years away...
it was already here.
I just wasn't aware of it yet.
- Bruce Sterling

Fifty years ago people were talking about Sydney's sprawl,
but nobody does anything about it.
- Harry Seidler

From here it sounds great to say we'll all get together soon,
but all I know is this: you can call me fifty days
or fifty years from now and I'll be glad to see you.
- Richard Hooker

I've only been doing this fifty-four years.
With a little experience, I might get better.
- Harry Caray

The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them:
there ought to be as many for love.
- Margaret Atwood

There's fifty bands doing my riffs for ever and ever.
- Santiago Durango

People try much less hard to make a marriage work than
they used to fifty years ago.
Divorce is easier.
- Mary Wesley

Hitting is fifty percent above the shoulders.
- Ted Williams

In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means
each party getting fifty percent of publicity.
- Lauren Bacall

Out of fifty mathematical papers presented in brief at such a meeting,
it is a rare mathematician indeed who really understands
what more than half a dozen are about.
- E. T. Bell

I have probably purchased fifty 'hot tips' in my career,
maybe even more.
When I put them all together, I know I am a net loser.
- Charles M. Schwab

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule,
where fifty-one percent of the people
may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.
- attributed to Thomas Jefferson

So I write melodies - thirty, forty,
fifty -
then I cast them off until I have just two or three.
If only one is needed, I go see the director and ask him to decide.
- Michel Legrand

The heyday of woman's life is the shady side of fifty.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I won't be able to do what I'm doing forever.
There aren't that many scripts floating around for fifty-year-old chicks.
- Cher

I mean, I've been in a hundred and fifty films;
I don't want to just sit around and talk about things.
- Michael Ironside

Unless you have made a complete surrender and are doing
his will it will avail you nothing if you've reformed
a thousand times and have your name on fifty church records.
- Billy Sunday

But when I disappeared, it sort of pissed me off,
that guys get to go on being sexual until they're seventy or eighty,
and we disappear at forty-five or fifty.
- Candice Bergen

Fifty percent of life in the N.B.A.
is sex.
The other fifty percent is money.
- Dennis Rodman

When it comes to two of the big social earthquakes
in the last fifty years -
which are the gay movement and the women's movement -
I think there is a direct line from Kinsey to those.
- Bill Condon

The truth is, this being errand boy to one hundred
and fifty thousand people tires me so by night I am
ready for bed instead of soirees.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

There are one-hundred fifty-four games in a season
and you can find one-hundred fifty-four reasons why
your team should have won every one of them.
- Bill Klem

I think middle-age is the best time,
if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience
which often sets in at about fifty.
- William Ralph Inge

Only sixteen players have hit fifty or more homers in a season.
To me, that's a very special milestone.
- Mark McGwire

Fifty percent of people won't vote, and fifty percent don't read newspapers.
I hope it's the same fifty percent.
- Gore Vidal


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