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,
childhood,
adolescence,
and
uselessness.
We are all in a post-hypnotic trance induced in early infancy.
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, 
incomplete, 
until 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,
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 futility,
its stupidity.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Heroism on command,
senseless violence,
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 wealthy.
It's always so.
Louis-Ferdinand Celine
True heroism is remarkably sober,
very undramatic.
It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost,
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

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