— Oliver Wendell Holmes Poet, essayist, physician 1809 - 1894
Urania: A Rhymed Lesson (1846), p. 11.
„Once Europe existed in a Dark Age and Islam carried the torch of learning. Now we Muslims live in a Dark age.“
— Mahmud Tarzi Afghan writer 1865 - 1933
Mahmud Tarzi, reflecting on King Amanullah's exile. http://www.afghan-web.com/history/quotes.html Link
„The information age has off-loaded a great deal of work previously done by people we could call information specialists onto all of the rest of us.“
— Daniel Levitin, buch The Organized Mind
The Organized Mind (2014)
„With the blood of Christ to wash away the darkest guilt, and the Spirit of God to sanctify the vilest, and strengthen the weakest nature, I despair of none. Too late! It is never too late. Even old age, tottering to the grave beneath the weight of seventy years and a great load of guilt, may retrace its steps and begin life anew. Hope falls like a sunbeam on the hoary head. I have seen the morning rise cold and gloomy, and the sky grow thicker, and the rain fall faster as the hours wore on; yet, ere he set in night, the sun, bursting through heavy clouds, has broken out to illumine the landscape and shed a flood of glory on the dying day.“
— Thomas Guthrie British divine 1803 - 1873
The Way to Life: Sermons (1862), P. 273 (The Christian's Triumph).
„United States! the ages plead, —
Present and Past in under-song, —
Go put your creed into your deed,
Nor speak with double tongue.“
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
1860s, May-Day and Other Pieces (1867), Ode, st. 5
„Ages elapsed ere Homer's lamp appear'd,
And ages ere the Mantuan swan was heard:
To carry nature lengths unknown before,
To give a Milton birth, ask'd ages more.“
— William Cowper (1731–1800) English poet and hymnodist 1731 - 1800
Table Talk (1782), Line 556.
„Age in a virtuous person, of either sex, carries in it an authority which makes it preferable to all the pleasures of youth.“
— Richard Steele British politician 1672 - 1729
The Spectator (1711-1714), No. 153 (25 August 1711)
„In the middle ages of Christianity opposition to the State opinions was hushed. The consequence was, Christianity became loaded with all the Romish follies. Nothing but free argument, raillery & even ridicule will preserve the purity of religion.“
— Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826
1770s, Notes on Religion (October 1776), published in The Works of Thomas Jefferson in Twelve Volumes http://oll.libertyfund.org/ToC/0054.php, Federal Edition, Paul Leicester Ford, ed., New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1904, Vol. 2 http://oll.libertyfund.org/Texts/Jefferson0136/Works/0054-02_Bk.pdf, p. 256
„All persons known to be of good character and of sound mind and suitable age, who are connected with this organization, whether male or female, shall be encouraged to carry arms openly.“
— John Brown (abolitionist) American abolitionist 1800 - 1859
Provisional Constitution and Ordinances (1858), Article XLIII.
„At age 70 the guy towed 70 boats carrying 70 people across the Long Beach harbor, with both arms and feet shackled.“
— Jack LaLanne American exercise instructor 1914 - 2011
Robert Kennedy, in "Live Young Forever: 12 Steps to Optimum Health, Fitness and Longevity", p. 10
„But you will soon pay for it, my friend, when you take off your clothes, and with distended stomach carry your peacock into the bath undigested! Hence a sudden death, and an intestate old age; the new and merry tale runs the round of every dinner-table, and the corpse is carried forth to burial amid the cheers of enraged friends!“
— Juvenal, buch Satires
Satires, Satire I, Poena tamen praesens, cum tu deponis amictus turgidus et crudum pavonem in balnea portas. hinc subitae mortes atque intestata senectus; it nova nec tristis per cunctas fabula cenas: ducitur iratis plaudendum funus amicis. I, line 142.
„The past is the past," Harry goes on, "you got to live in the present. … It's the only way to think. When you're my age, you'll see it. At my age if you carried all the misery you've seen on your back you'd never get up in the morning.“
— John Updike American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic 1932 - 2009
Rabbit is Rich (1981)