The Age

This is the first convention of the space age - where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it.

Proverbs bear age and he who should do well may view himself in them as in a looking-glass.

In ancient days, tradition says, When knowledge was much stinted— When few could teach and fewer preach, And books were not yet printed— What wise men thought, by prudence taught, They pithily expounded; And proverbs sage, from age to age, In every mouth abounded. O Blessings on the men of yore, Whom wisdom thus augmented, And left a store of easy lore For human use invented.

If you`re not a rebel by the age of twenty, you`ve got no heart, but if you haven`t turned establishment by thirty, you`ve got no brains.

The trouble with our age is that it is all signposts and no destination.

The age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists and calculators has succeeded.

It is one of the maladies of our age to profess a frenzied allegiance to truth in unimportant matters, to refuse consistently to face her where graver issues are at stake.

American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver`s-license age than at voting age.

At a certain age some people`s minds close up; they live on their intellectual fat.

Ours is the age which is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to.

Truely man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds theirs. We live by the death of others: we are burial places! I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look on the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.

What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.

Middle age is when you`re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn`t for you.

Wisdom doesn`t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.

I`ve reached the age where competence is a turn-on.

The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone`s neurosis, and we`d have a mighty dull literature if all the writers that came along were a bunch of happy chuckleheads.

Thanks to modern medical advances such as antibiotics, nasal spray, and Diet Coke, it has become routine for people in the civilized world to pass the age of 40, sometimes more than once.

They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body.

We advance in years somewhat in the manner of an invading army in a barren land; the age that we have reached, as the saying goes, we but hold with an outpost, and still keep open communications with the extreme rear and first beginnings of the march.

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.

Middle age is having a choice between two temptations and choosing the one that`ll get you home earlier.

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.

Wisdom doesn`t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.

Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it faster, too.

Each age has deemed the new-born year The fittest time for festal cheer.

It is not easy to be crafty and winsome at the same time, and few accomplish it after the age of six.

The lack of emotional security of our American young people is due, I believe, to their isolation from the larger family unit. No two people - no mere father and mother - as I have often said, are enough to provide emotional security for a child. He needs to feel himself one in a world of kinfolk, persons of variety in age and temperament, and yet allied to himself by an indissoluble bond which he cannot break if he could, for nature has welded him into it before he was born.

Love is no respecter of age or practicality Neither morality: unabashed She enters where she will Unheeding that her immortal fires Burn up human hearts...

Like good wine, marriage gets better with age - once you learn to keep a cork in it.


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