Tag: Age (home)

The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to to believe that experience is a substitute for intelligence.

permalink source: Lyman Bryson
tags: Age, Experience, Intelligence, Mistake, Wisdom

First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down.

permalink source: Leo Rosenberg
tags: Age, Humor

Remember when we all wanted to look like Elizabeth Taylor? Well, now I do.

permalink source: Carrie Snow
tags: Age, Desire

"The years between 50 and 70 are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things and yet are not decrepit enough to turn them down."

permalink source: T. S. Eliot (at age 62 in Time Magazine 1950)
tags: Age

A U.S. Forest Service researcher announced in August that her team had discovered the largest living thing ever found, a 24-centuries-old fungus, covering 2,200 acres in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon; DNA testing confirmed that the underground, stringlike structure was all the same organism.

permalink source: News of the Weird Dec 22, 2000
tags: Age, Science

A young preacher and an older preacher go to breakfast with an 89-year-old long-time member. The young whippersnapper finally says "89? Wow. I don't know if I want to live to be 89!" The old man immediately replied with great wisdom: "You will when you're 88."

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Age, Wisdom, Death

"There’s no peer pressure." -- Unknown, Woman’s response to being asked about the benefits of turning 102.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Age, Community

A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time.

permalink source: Oliver W. Holmes, Sr., 1806-1894
tags: Age, Self-awareness

A boy becomes an adult three years before his parents think he does, and about two years after he thinks he does." -- Lewis B. Hershey

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Age, Maturity

I never read in the Bible where God retired anybody.

permalink source: Billy Graham
tags: Age, Retirement

Paradoxical as it may seem, to believe in youth is to look backward; to look forward, we must believe in age. By: Dorothy Sayers Source: Creed or Chaos, Sophia Press, 1949, 1974, pg. 57

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Age, Optimism, Youth Ministry

King David and King Solomon Led merry, merry lives, With many, many lady friends, And many, many wives; But when old age crept over them – With many, many qualms! – King Solomon wrote the Proverbs And King David wrote the Psalms.

permalink source: I don't know
tags: Age, Wisdom, David, Psalms, Solomon

Your College Years Are Not The Best Years Of Your Life

<i>On the occasion of his fiftieth birthday, Dilbert creator Scott Adams wrote:</i> When I was 20, I wondered what it would be like to be 50. None of my guesses were close. I assumed that "aging" was automatically bad, so I didn't look forward to it. No one told me that having more friends and fewer zits would feel like a good tradeoff. And if you told me I could have my twenty-year old body again, but I had to take my twenty-year old brain with it, I'd pass.

permalink source: Scott Adams, http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/the_dilbert_blog/2007/06/happy_birthday_.html
tags: Age