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Edward Lear Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Edward Lear

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There was an old man with a beard, who said:
'It is just as I feared!
Two owls and a hen, four larks and a wren have all
built their nests in my beard.
- Edward Lear

They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand,
on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon.
- Edward Lear

I was much distressed by next door people who had twin
babies and played the violin;
but one of the twins died,
and the other has eaten the fiddle, so all is peace.
- Edward Lear

Two old Bachelors were living in one house;
One caught a Muffin,
the other caught a Mouse.
- Edward Lear

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 PHOTO

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

Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the new.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business
that allows us to experience the present,
free of contamination from the past.
- Joan Borysenko

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

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

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

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

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

"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]

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

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

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

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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

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

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

It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

The best mirror is an old friend.
- Proverb

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

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

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

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

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

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 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

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

Old is always fifteen years from now.
- Bill Cosby

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

I make it a policy to try never to
make a complete idiot of myself twice in the same way.
After all, there's always all kinds of new ways
to make a complete idiot of myself.
Why repeat the old ones?
- Margot Dalton

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

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

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch
a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

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

We at Chrysler borrow money the old-fashioned way.
We pay it back.
- Lee Iacocca

I feel pretty good.
My body actually looks like an old banana,
but it's fine.
- Mike Piazza

You know you're getting old when you get that one candle on the cake.
It's like, 'See if you can blow this out.'
- Jerry Seinfeld

No one should ever sit in this office over 70 years old,
and that I know.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until
he comes home and rests his head on his old,
familiar pillow.
- Lin Yutang


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