Great & Meaningful Quotes

“The Little Boy and the Old Man

Said the little boy, "Sometimes I drop my spoon."
Said the old man, "I do that too."
The little boy whispered, "I wet my pants."
I do that too," laughed the little old man.
Said the little boy, "I often cry."
The old man nodded, "So do I."
But worst of all," said the boy, "it seems
Grown-ups don't pay attention to me."
And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.
I know what you mean," said the little old man.”
― Shel Silverstein
“Prayer of an Anonymous Abbess:

Lord, thou knowest better than myself that I am growing older and will soon be old. Keep me from becoming too talkative, and especially from the unfortunate habit of thinking that I must say something on every subject and at every opportunity.

Release me from the idea that I must straighten out other peoples' affairs. With my immense treasure of experience and wisdom, it seems a pity not to let everybody partake of it. But thou knowest, Lord, that in the end I will need a few friends.

Keep me from the recital of endless details; give me wings to get to the point.

Grant me the patience to listen to the complaints of others; help me to endure them with charity. But seal my lips on my own aches and pains -- they increase with the increasing years and my inclination to recount them is also increasing.

I will not ask thee for improved memory, only for a little more humility and less self-assurance when my own memory doesn't agree with that of others. Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be wrong.

Keep me reasonably gentle. I do not have the ambition to become a saint -- it is so hard to live with some of them -- but a harsh old person is one of the devil's masterpieces.

Make me sympathetic without being sentimental, helpful but not bossy. Let me discover merits where I had not expected them, and talents in people whom I had not thought to possess any. And, Lord, give me the grace to tell them so.

― Anonymous


John F Kennedy....(April 1960, asked who is responsible for the Bay of Pigs?....)

“We intend to profit from this lesson,” .. “There's an old saying that victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan…

******I'm the responsible officer of the Government*******

Does any modern US President accept any blame for anything?




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Porlock, Calif
...[T]he problem with the world [is that] we have people who cannot police themselves, so they want to police everyone else around them.
~~from Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah


Saw this "Quote" on a member's post in the teapots by @Tish
"Growing old is inevitable growing up is optional." So true

The calendar dates go by day-by-day ... No matter how hard we'd try, we wouldn't be able to stop it. My father had a trick to keep ageing away... Take your age right now. Let's say 72, okay? Now take 7 add 2 = 9. Now this should get in touch with your inner child as it states that you're truly only 9 years old. Congratulations!

Therefore, here's my favourite quote!

"You're only as old as you feel!"

Have a great day!