Famous Quotes

Here Are Some Quotes By Some Famous Authors

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A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.
Maurice Chevalier

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Robert Frost

Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.
Bette Midler

Age considers; youth ventures.
Rabindranath Tagore

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
Jim Fiebig

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
Tom Stoppard

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Mark Twain

Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
Don Marquis

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
Albert Camus

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

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
Agatha Christie

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
Henry Ford

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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

Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man's lifetime income - which he then spends sending his son to college.
Bill Vaughan

Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
George Bernard Shaw

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.
Victor Hugo

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.
Andre Maurois

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

How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
C. S. Lewis

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
Satchel Paige

I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought 17 was such a nice age. You're young enough to get away with things, but you're old enough, too.
Liv Tyler

I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.
T. S. Eliot

I don't feel old. I don't feel anything till noon. That's when it's time for my nap.
Bob Hope

I find that a man is as old as his work. If his work keeps him from moving forward, he will look forward with the work.
William Ernest Hocking

I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.
Lauren Bacall

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

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

I've been cushioned against having to work, with Rocky's continual bounty.
Richard O'Brien

In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past, we have arrived.
Knut Hamsun

In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day's long.
Pope Paul VI

In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.
Beverly Sills

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
Sam Ewing

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

It takes a long time to become young.
Pablo Picasso

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
Truman Capote

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
Bill Cosby

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

A joke is a very serious thing.
Winston Churchill

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
Henry Ward Beecher

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
Mignon McLaughlin

A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke - and that the joke is oneself.
Clifton Paul Fadiman

A sense of humor… is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.
Hugh Sidey

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
Jessamyn West

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
William Arthur Ward

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
E. B. White

Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end.
Sid Caesar

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
Peter Ustinov

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
William James

Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
Mark Twain

Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges.
Thomas W. Higginson

Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
Agnes Repplier

Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.
Agnes Repplier

Humor is just another defense against the universe.
Mel Brooks

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
Mark Twain

Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
Irvin S. Cobb

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
Christopher Morley

Humor is reason gone mad.
Groucho Marx

Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention, but it has no persuasive value at all.
John Kenneth Galbraith

Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.
Victor Borge

Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
Leo Rosten

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.
Max Eastman

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor.
Edward Albee

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.
Frank Howard Clark

If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
Mohandas Gandhi

If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.
Jennifer Jones

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Francis Bacon

Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from the birth as a paternal, or in other words a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read and say and eat and drink and wear.
Thomas W. Higginson

One doesn't have a sense of humor. It has you.
Larry Gelbart

The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense.
Jacob August Riis

The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.
Peter De Vries

There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
Thomas W. Higginson

This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought.
Lin Yutang

When a thought takes one's breath away, a grammar lesson seems an impertinence.
Thomas W. Higginson

When humor goes, there goes civilization.
Erma Bombeck

Wit is the lowest form of humor.
Alexander Pope

You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.
Bill Cosby

All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.
Carl Sagan

And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.
William Gibson

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke

Bill Gates is a very rich man today… and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions.
Dave Barry

Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully.
Graham Greene

Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
Alfred North Whitehead

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
Andy Grove

Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts.
William Gibson

Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?
Al Boliska

Doing linear scans over an associative array is like trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi.
Larry Wall

Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description, as science writers, but there are bad dreams as well as good dreams. We're dreamers, you see, but we're also realists, of a sort.
William Gibson

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
Gertrude Stein

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Richard P. Feynman

For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants, like most Lutheran boys. I got a telescope. My mother thought it would make the best gift.
Wernher von Braun

For years I have been mourning and not for my dead, it is for this boy for whatever corner in my heart died when his childhood slid out of my arms.
William Gibson

Gates is the ultimate programming machine. He believes everything can be defined, examined, reduced to essentials, and rearranged into a logical sequence that will achieve a particular goal.
Stewart Alsop

Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.
Mitchell Kapor

Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing… you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world.
Jimmy Carter

Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
R. Buckminster Fuller

I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours.
John F. Kennedy

I don't have to write about the future. For most people, the present is enough like the future to be pretty scary.
William Gibson

I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
R. Buckminster Fuller

I think complexity is mostly sort of crummy stuff that is there because it's too expensive to change the interface.
Jaron Lanier

I used to think that cyberspace was fifty years away. What I thought was fifty years away, was only ten years away. And what I thought was ten years away… it was already here. I just wasn't aware of it yet.
Bruce Sterling

If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.
Frank Lloyd Wright

If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
Omar N. Bradley

In Cyberspace, the First Amendment is a local ordinance.
John Perry Barlow

Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.
Ambrose Bierce

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
Albert Einstein

It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.
Clive James

It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.
John Stuart Mill

It may not always be profitable at first for businesses to be online, but it is certainly going to be unprofitable not to be online.
Esther Dyson

It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any level without leaving traces, bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.
William Gibson

Just as we could have rode into the sunset, along came the Internet, and it tripled the significance of the PC.
Andy Grove

Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster.
Andy Grove

Men have become the tools of their tools.
Henry David Thoreau

Microsoft is engaging in unlawful predatory practices that go well beyond the scope of fair competition.
Orrin Hatch

Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.
Linus Torvalds

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Elbert Hubbard

Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you, we cannot obtain order by physical coercion. We believe that from ethics, enlightened self-interest, and the commonweal, our governance will emerge.
John Perry Barlow

A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it.
William Feather

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
Henry Ford

A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships.
Stephen Covey

About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
Herbert Hoover

Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.
Al Boliska

All lasting business is built on friendship.
Alfred A. Montapert


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