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Welcome to these Old Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

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

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational Live-By

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

"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]

Often, the greatest joy is to be found not in new things,
but in old things seen through new eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

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

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

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

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

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

The best mirror is an old friend.
- Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Old is the new new.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

"Think simple" as my old master used to say -
meaning reduce the whole of its parts
into the simplest terms,
getting back to first principles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary
to put all the play and learning into childhood,
all the work into middle age,
and all the regrets into old age.
- Margaret Mead

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty, never grows old.
- Franz Kafka

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

As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
- 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

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

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

He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort,
should, when young, consider that he may one day become old,
and remember when he is old, that he has once been young.
- Joseph Addison

When men destroy their old gods,
they will find new ones to take their place.
- Pearl S. Buck

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

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

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

Have your new year's resolutions been a new beginning for you
or have they just been different words on the same old beginning?
Maybe now's the time to establish
a new pattern of viewing your life fresh.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

I make it a policy to try never to
make a complete idiot of myself twice in the same way.
After all, there's always all kinds of new ways
to make a complete idiot of myself.
Why repeat the old ones?
- Margot Dalton

One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend."
We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older.
The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young.
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age
when a busy life and changing geographies
can cause us to neglect those friends.
Today is the day to invest in those people
we hope will call us "old friend" in the years to come.
- Grant Fairley

Love makes the world go 'round
- an old anonymous proverb,
made popular by the 1958 and 1961 songs


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