Golden Years

 

"Shame not the old: we shall all be numbered among them." ~~ Ben Sira 8:6

Filed under: Ben Sira, Golden Years, Manners

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"Respect an old man who has lost his learning: remember that the fragments of the Tablets broken by Moses were preserved alongside the new." ~~ Talmud: Berakot 8b

Filed under: Education, Golden Years, Talmud

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"A sick man, when he recovers from an illness, returns to the days of his youth." ~~ Talmud, Nedarim

Filed under: Golden Years, Health and Medicine, Talmud, Nedarim

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"Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples." ~~ George Burns

Filed under: Business and Money, George Burns, Golden Years, Humor

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"The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy. " ~~ Sam Levenson

Filed under: Children, Golden Years, Humor, Parents, Sam Levenson

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"Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. " ~~ Golda Meir

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"When young I ate so that I could write; in old age I write so that I may eat." ~~ M. A. Ginsburg

Filed under: Food and Drink, Golden Years, M. A. Ginsburg

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"The ignorant think less clearly as they grow older; scholars think more clearly as they age." ~~ Talmud, Kinnin

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"Who wants to know all grows old before his time." ~~ Yiddish Proverb

Filed under: Golden Years, Knowledge, Yiddish Proverb

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"To be old is a glorious thing when one has not unlearned what it means to begin. " ~~ Martin Buber

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