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"The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people and greatly assists the circulation of the blood."

"True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life ourselves and the world around us."

"Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are."

"I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost."

"Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life."

"While we are postponing life speeds by."

"There has been a change in men's attitudes toward their clothes. Men are more aware of fashion they're not afraid of it."

"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."

"As human beings we are vulnerable to confusing the unprecedented with the improbable. In our everyday experience if something has never happened before we are generally safe in assuming it is not going to happen in the future but the exceptions can kill you and climate change is one of those exceptions."

Al Gore

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"We love life not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving."

"Win as if you were used to it lose as if you enjoyed it for a change."

"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting for in movement there is life and in change there is power."

"Under Barack Obama the only 'Change' is that 'Hope' has been hard to find. Now millions of Americans are insecure about their future. But instead of inspiring us by reminding us of what makes us special he divides us against each other. He tells Americans they're worse off because others are better off. That people got rich by making others poor."

"The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little."

Max Lerner

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"Marriage is not about age it's about finding the right person."

"In the information age you don't teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he'd have a talk show."

"Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go no one else."

"The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age."

"There are no college courses to build up self-esteem or high school or elementary school. If you don't get those values at a early age nurtured in your home you don't get them."

"I will never be an old man. To me old age is always 15 years older than I am."

"I don't think anything changes until ideas change. The usual American viewpoint is to believe that something is wrong with the person."

"There are three constants in life... change choice and principles."

"I'd date someone younger or older age doesn't matter to me. Or looks really - it's all about maturity."

"I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed."

"A truly great book should be read in youth again in maturity and once more in old age as a fine building should be seen by morning light at noon and by moonlight."

"Life is very interesting... in the end some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths."

"We don't get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know…"

"It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate."

"When marrying ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory."

"It's the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they're gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it's my turn to leave."

"I've never worried about age."

"Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives."

"I don't think people change. I think they definitely mature. But I think the essence of what I am today is the same as when I was five years old. It's just maturity. I've become a healthier fuller expression of that essence."

"Change brings opportunity."

"To write a story about New York that only deals with people in your age and socioeconomic bracket that feels dishonest to me. So much of New York comes from everyone bumping into each other."

"Any change even a change for the better is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts."

"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it move with it and join the dance."

"Every man dies. Not every man really lives."

"I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that you know. I'm one of those people."

"If you don't change your beliefs your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?"

"Sure I played did you think I was born at the age of 70 sitting in a dugout trying to manage guys like you?"

"Everyone knows that by far the happiest and universally enjoyable age of man is the first. What is there about babies which makes us hug and kiss and fondle them so that even an enemy would give them help at that age?"

"The time is always right to do the right thing."

"Age is not important unless you're a cheese."

"Strong characters are brought out by change of situation and gentle ones by permanence."

"All change is not growth as all movement is not forward."

"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life."

"Well what was called the blessed hope of the Bible is that one day Jesus Christ would come back again start a whole new era that this world order that we know it would change into something that would be wonderful that we'd call the millennium."

"American Idol transcends age gender ethnicity everything."

"Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness."

"We are in an electronic technology age now and it's about time we put away the old stuff."

"Women lie about their age men lie about their income."

"Listen in England people are already writing their memoirs at the age of 23."

"No I don't regret anything at this point. That may change on the next phone call but at the moment I don't regret anything."

"The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults and everyone sees them they change and everyone looks up to them."

"Life is what we make it always has been always will be."

"As you simplify your life the laws of the universe will be simpler solitude will not be solitude poverty will not be poverty nor weakness weakness."

"All I want to do is change the world."

"Excess generally causes reaction and produces a change in the opposite direction whether it be in the seasons or in individuals or in governments."


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"If we don't like what the Republicans do we need to get in there and change it."

"If you're in a bad situation don't worry it'll change. If you're in a good situation don't worry it'll change."

"Ours is an excessively conscious age. We know so much we feel so little."

"Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people."

"A liberal knows that the only certainty in this life is change but believes that the change can be directed toward a constructive end."

"A tart temper never mellows with age and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use."

"Someday perhaps change will occur when times are ready for it instead of always when it is too late. Someday change will be accepted as life itself."

"Life is a lot like jazz... it's best when you improvise."

"Maybe I'll be a feminist in my old age."


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"There is no wealth but life."

"There are few things that we so unwillingly give up even in advanced age as the supposition that we still have the power of ingratiating ourselves with the fair sex."

"There is no progress whatever. Everything is just the same as it was thousands and tens of thousands of years ago. The outward form changes. The essence does not change."

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."

"The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man's adjustment to it the speed of his acceptance."

"There are many challenges there are many obstacles let us try to change the obstacles to advantages."

"You must understand the whole of life not just one little part of it. That is why you must read that is why you must look at the skies that is why you must sing and dance and write poems and suffer and understand for all that is life."

"Children under five are the poorest age group in America and one in four infants toddlers and preschoolers are poor during the years of greatest brain development."

"One of the great challenges of our age in which the tools of our productivity are also the tools of our leisure is to figure out how to make more useful those moments of procrastination when we're idling in front of our computer screens."

"One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name."

"Time in general has always been a central obsession of mine - what it does to people how it can constitute a plot all on its own. So naturally I am interested in old age."

Anne Tyler

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"So it’s a lot of hard work and it’s a lot of worrying constantly and if you don’t love it, you’re going to fail. So you’ve got to love it and you’ve got to have passion and I think that’s the high-order bit."

"Why should 20-year-olds only be considered sexy? I think we get better with age."

"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."

"Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired."


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"In order to effect great change we need to look at how we can help those in our own communities as well as globally."

"Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world."

"In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day's long."

"Age becomes reality when you hear someone refer to that attractive young woman standing next to the woman in the green dress and you find that you're the one in the green dress."

Lois Wyse

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"If you want to know the taste of a pear you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience."

"The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere."

"Age acquires no value save through thought and discipline."

"Men are but children of a larger growth Our appetites as apt to change as theirs And full as craving too and full as vain."

"When I was at school I was in choirs more than anything else from a very young age about 9 years old. And then I started taking drum lessons."

Ben Barnes

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"The information encoded in your DNA determines your unique biological characteristics such as sex eye color age and Social Security number."

Dave Barry

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"Variety's the very spice of life That gives it all its flavor."

"Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath."

"There is no force like success and that is why the individual makes all effort to surround himself throughout life with the evidence of it as of the individual so should it be of the nation."

"It's coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It's not just climate change it's sheer space places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us and the natural world is doing it for us right now."

"One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead."

"We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature."

"There is no age height or weight requirement to skate. It is good exercise no matter what your age is. If you want to be competitive most start young. But I practice with many adult competitors."