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Moses' Collection of Quotations
Come take a walk
Before my life has passed.
There are beautiful things to see and do,
So we must not walk too fast.
Come walk along with me;
We will share so many things.
There are paths that need exploring,
Where our spirits can soar on wings.
The beauty of life is precious,
A gift to be cherished each day.
So as you stroll along with me,
Enjoy the treasures along the way.
If you come and walk with me
Through the pages of my mind,
We will take away nothing but memories - -
And leave only footprints behind.
Everyone wants to live long but no one wants to get old.
"Good days are to be gathered like sunshine in grapes, to be trodden and bottled into wine and kept for age to sip at ease beside the fire. If the traveler has vintaged well, he need trouble to wander no longer; the ruby moments glow in his glass at will." Writer Freya Stark
"Grow old along with me! . . . The best is yet to be, the last of life for which the first was made. Our times are in His hand." from the poem "Rabbi Ben Ezra" by Robert Browning
"Growing old - it's not nice, but it's interesting." Playwright August Strindberg
"I am delighted to find that even at my age great ideas come to me, the pursuit and development of which should require another lifetime." Writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"I'm just the same age I've always been." Writer Carolyn Wells
"In youth we learn; in age we understand." Ebner - Eschenbach
"It is really something of a feat to have lived seventy-five years, in spite of illnesses, germs, accidents, disasters, and wars. And now every fresh day finds me more filled with wonder and better qualified to draw the last drop of delight from it." Writer Maurice Goudeket
"Men are like wine, some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age." Pope John XXIII
"Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young." Fred Astaire
"Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, "'I find no pleasure in them' -" Ecclesiastes 12:1
"The best is yet to be, the last of life for which the first was made. Our times are in His hand." from the poem "Rabbi Ben Ezra" by Robert Browning
"The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been." Writer Madeleine L'Engle
"There are dreams of love, life, and adventure in all of us. But we are also sadly filled with reasons why we shouldn't try. These reasons seem to protect us, but in truth they imprison us. They hold life at a distance. Life will be over sooner than we think. If we have bikes to ride and people to love, now is the time." Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"Things are more like they are now than they ever were before." Former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower
"When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire thoughtful people." Abraham Joshua Heschel
"When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed qnd when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out." George Santayana
"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset." Last words of Blackfoot warrior Crowfoot
You can't stop yourself from getting old, but you can always be immature.
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