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

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

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

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

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

 

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

An old friend will help you move.
A good friend will help you move a dead body.
- Jim Hayes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Getting old is a fascination thing.
The older you get, the older you want to get.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

I confessed recently to an old friend,
"I realized I was looking at you,
in your visit, through old glasses.
Speaking old words.
Telling old stories.
I realize that in my life I've made so many
physical changes and I need to give my spirit time to catch up."
Time for my spirit to look at my friend
through the new glasses of current life experiences.
Old friends are precious.
They become even more treasured when they are wrapped
in the currentness of life experiences
and not relegated to the past in which they once lived.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend -
and he's a priest.
- Erma Bombeck

A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender,
but you don't have a top for it.
- Jerry Seinfeld

One great thing about getting old is that
you can get out of all sorts of social obligations
just by saying you're too tired.
- George Carlin

"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]

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

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

Old age is fifteen years older than I am.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

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

All diseases run into one - old age.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

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.

Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns
to be amused rather than shocked.
- Pearl S. Buck

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When your friends begin to flatter
you on how young you look,
it's a sure sign you're getting old.
- Mark Twain

Clear? Huh. Why a four-year-old child
could understand this report.
Run out and find me a four-year-old child,
I can't make head or tail of it.
- the Groucho Marx movie Duck Soup

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

Old is always fifteen years from now.
- Bill Cosby

Old age is an excellent time for outrage.
My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.
- Louis Kronenberger

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

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.
We grow old by deserting our ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
- Samuel Ullman

Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks,
and courage.
- Charles Luckman

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

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

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

He has a profound respect for old age.
Especially when it's bottled.
- Gene Fowler

Old age is no place for sissies.
- Bette Davis

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

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

Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it,
old age is still old age.
- Sinclair Lewis


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