For this feeling of wonder shows that you are a philosopher,
since wonder is the only beginning of philosophy.
Saturday, 18 February 2012
Quotations Regarding SEVEN AGES OF MAN
A child is surrounded with long traditions.
And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of
years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back - it is
already so far. Childhood:
the period of human life
intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes
from the sin of manhood and three from the guilt of age.
The four stages of man are infancy,
uselessness. We are all in a post-hypnotic trance induced in
All mankind love a lover. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beauty is the lover's gift. William Congreve Every lover is a soldier. Ovid
Every heart sings a song,
another heart whispers back.
Those who wish to sing always find a song.
At the touch of a lover,
everyone becomes a poet. Plato He is not a lover who does not love forever. Euripides
A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of
colored ribbon. Napoleon Bonaparte Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes
of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war. Otto von Bismarck Children play soldier.
That makes sense.
But why do soldiers play children? Karl Kraus Do you know what a soldier is, young man?
He's the chap who makes it possible for civilised folk to
despise war. Allan Massie
Every soldier thinks something of the moral
aspects of what he is doing.
But all war is immoral and if you let that bother
you're not a good soldier. Curtis LeMay
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can,
only as one who has seen its brutality,
its stupidity. Dwight D. Eisenhower Heroism on command,
and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the
name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them! Albert Einstein The poetry of
heroism appeals irresistibly to those who don't go to a war,
and even more to those whom the war is making enormously
It's always so. Louis-Ferdinand Celine True heroism is remarkably sober,
It is not the urge to surpass all others at
but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. Arthur Ashe A graceful and
honorable old age is the childhood of immortality. Pindar
A man does not die of love or his liver or even
of old age;
he dies of being a man. Miguel de Unamuno All diseases
run into one,
old age. Ralph Waldo Emerson At the age of
18 all young poets are sure they will be dead at 21 - of old age. Marguerite Young Error is acceptable as long as we are young;
but one must not drag it along into old age. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Forty is the old age of youth,
fifty is the
youth of old age. Hosea Ballou
I will never be an old man.
To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am. Francis Bacon