Golden Years

 

"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

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"For the ignorant, old age is winter; for the learned, old age is the harvest." ~~ Hasidic Proverb

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"It's no longer a question of staying healthy. It's a question of finding a sickness you like. " ~~ Jackie Mason

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"Because of war, old age creeps up on you. Of Joshua, after waging war with thirty-one kings, it is said: And Joshua became old and stricken in years." ~~ Tanchuma

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"Boys should be given bread, old men---oil, babies---honey." ~~ Talmud, Yoma

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

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"When does a man begin to feel that old age seized him? When he suddenly sees a new generation that conquers the field of labor and does the work differently from his practice." ~~ Achad Ha'am

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"A thing learnt in childhood is proven in old age." ~~ Traditional Proverb

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"What grows never grows old." ~~ Noah Benshea

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"Happy are we whose youth shamed not our old age!" ~~ Talmud, Sukkah

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