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Elderly Quotes and Sayings
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If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate.
- Bertrand Russell

Almost all my middle-aged and elderly acquaintances,
including me, feel about 25, unless we haven't had our coffee,
in which case we feel 107.
- Martha Beck

If I were mayor, I'd invite everyone to have free boat
trips on the river and free balloon rides over the city.
I'd let the elderly in residential homes wander free.
- Jane Birkin

 

And as a child I was filled with passionate admiration
for acts of civic courage I had seen performed by an elderly military doctor,
who was a friend of my family.
- Rene Cassin

When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right.
When he states that something is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

A lot of kids do look up to us.
But there are just as many elderly people to put us down.
- Donnie Wahlberg

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It's true I don't tolerate fools but then they don't tolerate me,
so I am spiky.
Maybe that's why I'm quite good at playing spiky elderly ladies.
- Maggie Smith

I know what I write about seems exotic to a lot of people,
but not for me.
I pulled up to an old trading post and saw a few elderly
Navajos sitting on a bench.
I felt right at home.
- Tony Hillerman

Sure I'm for helping the elderly.
I'm going to be old myself someday.
- Lillian Gordy Carter

Hollywood does not write parts for people like me,
an elderly gentleman, and when they find out you're crippled,
forget about it.
No, I'll never work again.
- Ricardo Montalban

Some writing and production projects will be a great
way to spend my elderly rock years.
- Geddy Lee

Let me be clear - I want all Louisiana citizens to have choice -
including the elderly and persons with disabilities -
and their families -
who rely on the state for their care.
- Kathleen Blanco

I remember once having to stop performing when I thought
an elderly man a few rows back from the front was actually
going to die because he was laughing so hard.
- Adrian Edmondson

Social Security is one of the greatest achievements
of the American government,
protecting our elderly against poverty and assuring
young people of a more secure future.
- Mark Foley

In fact, Social Security is the only source of income
nationwide for 29 percent of unmarried elderly women.
- Ginny B. Waite

I believe that if you are elderly, physically or mentally
handicapped we have an obligation too you,
but if you are able-bodied, you should be working.
- Alphonso Jackson

Why can't we build orphanages next to homes for the
elderly? If someone were sitting in a rocker,
it wouldn't be long before a kid will be in his lap.
- Cloris Leachman

This administration is cutting the programs that our
Nation and its citizens need most,
while dissolving the safety nets created to protect
the elderly and less fortunate in this wealthy Nation.
- Corrine Brown

Germany, I think, was first to substitute a Social
Security program for its elderly based on this premise,
that is, that we would tax workers to pay retirement
benefits for those retired.
- John Shadegg

So my father grew up in an orphanage in Boston.
He was then adopted by an elderly childless couple from Maine,
who gave him the name of Mitchell.
He moved to Maine, and there he met my mother and was married.
- George J. Mitchell

We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties,
arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives
to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks,
elderly Jews and other minorities.
- Barbra Streisand

Traditionally, Medicare's assurance has been that for
the elderly and persons with disabilities that they
will not be alone when confronted with the full burden
of their health care costs.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

I cannot forget a conversation that I had with an elderly couple from the tribe.
They asked me whether I would kill them after I had finished.
When I asked them why they asked that,
they replied, Because you white men always do!
- Roland Joffe

It has to have a payroll tax that's dedicated to Social Security.
The Social Security tax has been very successful over
the years in raising almost all of our elderly citizens out of poverty.
- James Roosevelt

The University of Nebraska says that elderly people
that drink beer or wine at least four times a week
have the highest bone density.
They need it - they're the ones falling down the most.
- Jay Leno

As pressure grows to ease the financial burden on social security,
pressure will also grow to eliminate the elderly and
infirm to 'free up' more money for the 'fit' and those
who contribute more than they take from society.
- Cal Thomas

It was once said that the moral test of government
is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life,
the children; those who are in the twilight of life,
the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life,
the sick, the needy and the handicapped.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

Many Americans are unaware that we still have a large
population of working families,
elderly, and children who rely on emergency food pantries,
shelters, and other resources to meet their nutritional needs.
- Blanche Lincoln

Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing.
When fullness of life has been achieved,
shortness of days is nothing.
That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death;
they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten.
- Lewis Mumford

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education;
in the elder,
a part of experience.
- Francis Bacon

Home is where the heart is.
- Pliny the Elder

The fastest way for a politician to become an elder
statesman is to lose an election.
- Earl Wilson

Washington and the elder Napoleon.
Both were brave men; both were true men;
both loved their country and dared to expose their
lives for their country's cause.
- Matthew Simpson

I, Lawrence Klein, was born in Omaha,
Nebraska, as were my elder brother and younger sister.
- Lawrence R. Klein

He's passed from rising hope to elder statesman without
any intervening period whatsoever.
- Michael Foot

My two elder sisters married Englishmen and went abroad.
- Bill Forsyth

On the 1st day of December, 1830, I was confirmed,
and in accordance with the word of the Lord I was ordained
an Elder under the hands of the Prophet.
- Orson Pratt

What an elder sees sitting; the young can't see standing.
- Gustave Flaubert

Once upon a time there was a widow who had two daughters.
The elder was so much like her, both in looks and character,
that whoever saw the daughter saw the mother.
- Charles Perrault

We will not bend or fail until the blood of every last
Jew from the youngest child to the oldest elder is
spilt to redeem our land!
- Yasser Arafat

Being appointed Elder Professor meant very much taking over the shop,
in that the professor in those days controlled all the moneys.
- John Henry Carver

I was born on 22 March 1931 in New York,
the elder child of Abraham and Fanny Richter.
- Burton Richter

I conceive there lies a clear rule in Titus that the
elder women should instruct the younger and then I
must have a time wherein I must do it.
- Anne Hutchinson

From William of Orange to William Pitt the younger
there was but one man without whom English history
must have taken a different turn,
and that was William Pitt the elder.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

My first introduction to chemistry came at a quite
early age through my mother's elder brother.
- Geoffrey Wilkinson

Now that I am sixty, I see why the idea of elder wisdom
has passed from currency.
- John Updike

You are our dearly beloved brothers,
and in a certain way,
it could be said that you are our elder brothers.
- Pope John Paul II

The depth of darkness to which you can descend and
still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach.
- Pliny the Elder

From the end spring new beginnings.
- Pliny the Elder

In the last 1,000 years, the Arabs have translated
as many books as Spain translates in just one year.
- Larry Elder

It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation
than never to have acquired it.
- Pliny the Elder

The best plan is to profit by the folly of others.
- Pliny the Elder

Welfare distorts behavior, makes one less personally
responsible and reduces the role of private charity.
This principle applies to corporate welfare.
- Larry Elder

Truth comes out in wine.
- Pliny the Elder

There is always something new out of Africa.
- Pliny the Elder

An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.
- Pliny the Elder

Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none.
For we grieve only for what we know has happened,
but we fear all that possibly may happen.
- Pliny the Elder

Such is the audacity of man, that he hath learned to counterfeit Nature,
yea, and is so bold as to challenge her in her work.
- Pliny the Elder

A goal without a plan is just a wish.
- Larry Elder

Parents today are under a lot of stress,
sometimes working two jobs just to make ends meet.
They're trying to find day care for their kids and
elder care for their own parents.
The Federal Government shouldn't add to their worries
by not living up to its obligations.
- Barbara Mikulski

A woman who demands further gun control legislation
is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders.
- Larry Elder

He has not yet become an elder statesman,
though his foreign policy credentials are considerable,
but he is certainly our ancient mariner,
forever tugging at our sleeve to let him tell his tale of what really happened.
- Ronald Steel

No mortal man, moreover is wise at all moments.
- Pliny the Elder

I created the Women's Federation for World Peace in
order to restore all that woman originally lost.
You American women don't need a man in the position of grandfather,
parents, husband, elder or younger brother.
You only need the true Adam.
- Sun Myung Moon

The lust of avarice as so totally seized upon mankind
that their wealth seems rather to possess them than
they possess their wealth.
- Pliny the Elder

According to the Social Security Administration,
in 1945, 41.9 workers supported each individual retiree,
while today only 3.3 workers support each retiree.
This system cannot continue.
- Larry Elder

My birth neither shook the German Empire nor caused
much of an upheaval in the home.
It pleased mother, caused father a certain amount of
pride and my elder brother the usual fraternal jealousy of a hitherto only son.
- Conrad Veidt

In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain.
- Pliny the Elder

Hope is the pillar that holds up the world.
Hope is the dream of a waking man.
- Pliny the Elder


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