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Elders Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Elders

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For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

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Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders
and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.
- Ben Lindsey

Healthy children will not fear life if their elders
have integrity enough not to fear death.
- Erik H. Erikson

You will be courteous to your elders who have explored
to the point from which you may advance;
and helpful to your juniors who will progress farther
by reason of your labors.
- Abbott L. Lowell

 

The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to
be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I did get a very fine education, and not just in science.
It took some pressure on the part of my elders to convince
me that I really should take an interest in humanities.
- Joshua Lederberg

Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile.
- Henry B. Adams

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Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth.
The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Comrade Deng Xiaoping - along with other party elders -
gave the party leadership their firm and full support
to put down the political disturbance using forceful measures.
- Li Peng

Mysteries, like the Masonic rites, are ones parents
and elders are sworn not to reveal to the uninitiated,
which include all children.
And so we sought for signs.
- Anthony Hecht

The Senate is the last primitive society in the world.
We still worship the elders of the tribe and honor
the territorial imperative.
- Eugene McCarthy

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders,
but they have never failed to imitate them.
- James A. Baldwin

Thanks to television, for the first time
the young are seeing history made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

Ruling elders are declared to be the representatives of the people.
- Charles Hodge

The music business can be very cold.
And it doesn't honor its elders.
- Brenda Lee

There has been enough suffering in our country,
there has been enough of children whose dreams die
before they have a chance to grow and there has been
enough of our elders who,
having served their nation, are forced into indignity in their old age.
- John Agyekum Kufuor

We really need to get over this love affair with the
fetus and start worrying about children.
- Joycelyn Elders

You can't be what you don't see.
I didn't think about being a doctor.
I didn't even think about being a clerk in a store,
I'd never seen a black clerk in a clothing store.
- Joycelyn Elders

The functions of these elders, therefore,
determine the power of the people; for a representative
is one chosen by others to do in their name what they
are entitled to do in their own persons;
or rather to exercise the powers which radically inhere
in those for whom they act.
- Charles Hodge

There are two barriers that often prevent communication
between the young and their elders.
The first is middle-aged forgetfulness of the fact
that they themselves are no longer young.
The second is youthful ignorance of the fact that the
middle aged are still alive.
- Jessamyn West

I savour the adulation and love I have been getting
from my fans and the blessings of elders in my family.
Fourteen years have given me a lot and I can't thank
God and the industry enough.
- Akshay Kumar

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

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

Home is where the heart is.
- Pliny the Elder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the end spring new beginnings.
- Pliny the Elder

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

There is always something new out of Africa.
- 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

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

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

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

Truth comes out in wine.
- 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

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

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

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

Only in Washington does a decrease in the proposed
increase equal a spending cut.
- Larry Elder

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

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

Once brave politicians and others explain the war on drugs' true cost,
the American people will scream for a cease-fire.
Bring the troops home, people will urge.
Treat drugs as a health problem, not as a matter for
the criminal justice system.
- Larry Elder

Outsourcing and globalization of manufacturing allows
companies to reduce costs,
benefits consumers with lower cost goods and services,
causes economic expansion that reduces unemployment,
and increases productivity and job creation.
- Larry Elder

In comparing various authors with one another,
I have discovered that some of the gravest and latest
writers have transcribed,
word for word, from former works, without making acknowledgment.
- Pliny the Elder

Today America lost a great elder statesman,
a committed public servant, and leader of the Senate.
And today I lost a treasured friend.
Ted Kennedy was an iconic, larger than life United
States senator whose influence cannot be overstated.
Many have come before, and many will come after,
but Ted Kennedy's name will always be remembered as
someone who lived and breathed the United States Senate
and the work completed within its chamber.
- Orrin Hatch

The war on drugs is wrong, both tactically and morally.
It assumes that people are too stupid,
too reckless, and too irresponsible to decide whether
and under what conditions to consume drugs.
The war on drugs is morally bankrupt.
- Larry Elder

This battle for 'common-sense' gun control laws pits
emotion and passion against logic and reason.
All too often in such a contest, logic loses.
So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful,
'gun control' legislation.
Good news - if you're a crook.
- Larry Elder

America traditionally represents the greatest possibility
of someone's going from nothing to something.
Why? In theory, if not practice, the government stays
out of the way and lets individuals take risks and
reap rewards or accept the consequences of failure.
We call this capitalism - or, at least,
we used to.
- Larry Elder


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