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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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

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]

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

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

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

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

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

Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause,
does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
- Hesiod

You know you're getting old when you get that one candle on the cake.
It's like, 'See if you can blow this out.'
- Jerry Seinfeld

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
- George McGovern

A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age;
he dies of being a man.
- Miguel de Unamuno

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful,
kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing.
It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage,
but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
- Confucius

Inside every working anarchy, there's an Old Boy Network.
- Mitchell Kapor

To me - old age is always ten years older than I am.
- John Burroughs

I will never be an old man.
To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
- Francis Bacon

I crashed my boyfriend's birthday when I was 12 years old.
He didn't invite me and so I showed up.
- Isla Fisher

Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch
a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth,
but a reproach to old age.
- Aristotle

I'm not interested in age.
People who tell me their age are silly.
You're as old as you feel.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

But time growing old teaches all things.
- Aeschylus

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

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body,
the mind, and the heart.
And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise,
study, and love.
- Alan Bleasdale

When you finally go back to your old home,
you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood.
- Sam Ewing

Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
- Emily Dickinson

Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.
- James Thurber

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

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

Don't clap too hard - it's a very old building.
- John Osborne

Old age is like everything else.
To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Once I got married and had kids, I moved away from romantic roles,
because it seemed wrong to have my 3-year-old wondering
why Daddy was kissing someone else.
- Chevy Chase

In every marriage more than a week old,
there are grounds for divorce.
The trick is to find, and continue to find,
grounds for marriage.
- Robert Anderson

Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
- Bob Hope


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