Elders Quotes

Elders Quotes by Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Adora Svitak, William Shakespeare, George Ade, Kate Winslet, William Brewster and many others.

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Every day without fail one should consider himself as dead. There is a saying of the elders that goes, ‘Step from under the eaves and you’re a dead man. Leave the gate and the enemy is waiting.’ This is not a matter of being careful. It is to consider oneself as dead beforehand.
Yamamoto Tsunetomo
We always reference kids but very rarely ask their opinion. Our inexperience might be what gives us the ability to teach our elders something, due to the fact that we are not jaded or cynical.
Adora Svitak
Danger knows full well that Caesar is more dangerous than he. We are two lions litter’d in one day, and I the elder and more terrible.
William Shakespeare
Even the elders can give a number of helpful hints.
George Ade
As a child, I never heard one woman say to me, “I love my body”. Not my mother, my elder sister, my best friend. No one woman has ever said, “I am so proud of my body.” So I make sure to say it to Mia , because a positive physical outlook has to start at an early age.
Kate Winslet
Generally, elders are among the more reverent members of the Church, but there is no law prescribing their age.
William Brewster
A medical revolution has extended the life of our elder citizens without providing the dignity and security those later years deserve.
John F. Kennedy
As an elder of the Americas and of the rest of the planet, it is my responsibility to care for and protect, to the best of my ability, the young.
Alice Walker
In Western Civilization, our elders are books.
Gary Snyder
The first time I read the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, my instinctive reaction was, so what’s wrong with THAT?В  Isn’t that the way any master plan should work?В  Doesn’t the public deserve – nay, demand – such despotism?
Anton Szandor LaVey
If the Son was begotten by the Holy Ghost, it would be very dangerous to baptize and confirm females, and give the Holy Ghost to them, lest he should beget children, to be palmed upon the Elders by the people, bringing the Elders into great difficulties
Brigham Young
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
Chief Seattle
What is happening to our young people? They disrespect their elders, they disobey their parents. They ignore the law. They riot in the streets inflamed with wild notions. Their morals are decaying. What is to become of them?
The sad fact is that if you love education, revere the life of the mind, care about the pursuit of truth, think young people need to receive wisdom from their elders, and value moral clarity, the university is the last place you would want to send your 18-year-old.
Dennis Prager
It’s a frightening thing. To go to France, the elder daughter of the church, it’s always called, and you get the feeling the church has gone away.
John Wilkins
Old age is not a disease – it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.
Maggie Kuhn
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
James A. Baldwin
The vampire’s true appearance was grotesque–but it wasn’t as bad as some of the things I had seen in my day. Some demons were a lot worse, and some of the Elder Things could rip your mind apart just by letting you look at them
Jim Butcher
A lot of people think medicine hunting is all Chris trekking through the jungle. Or, for that matter, the chiefs and (male) elders he works with. The men get the headlines, but it’s the women behind the scenes who are doing the planting and harvesting and chopping.
Zoe Helene
Slow down and think about the lessons of the elders.
Maya Soetoro-Ng
The young readers I have interacted with carry old concerns repackaged in the skin of a new generation: puzzlement over continuous national moral failings, contradictions with the elders, nostalgia for a nonexistent Kenyan past.
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
Phaedra shook her head. “If your people mean no offense, they should not speak their thoughts out loud in front of their children, Tesadora. Because it will be their children who come to slaughter us one day, all because of careless words passed down by their elders who meant no harm.
Melina Marchetta
As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
If you look at my collaborations, it is very much in line with all these others in the sense that it is a building of community, particularly among artists of color. This is what I learned from the example of elder African-American artists, which is where it is all coming from; to refuse to be silenced.
Vijay Iyer
The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
One of the things I’ve been taught by Native American elders is the importance of patience, of waiting to do things when the time is right.
Joseph Bruchac
With reference to the younger generation…”If the experience of their exhausted, insomniac, dispirited elders makes them decide they’d prefer not to go straight from the classroom to the cubicle to the coffin, it doesn’t mean they’re lazy. It means they’re sane.”
Anna Quindlen
As human beings we value the experience that comes with age. We are reminded over and over again with statements like older and wiser and respect your elders, promoting age as something to be cherished and respected.
Jenna Morasca
Parents have railed against shelters near schools, but no one has made any connection between the crazed consumerism of our kids and their elders’ cold unconcern toward others. Maybe the homeless are not the only ones who need to spend time in these places to thaw out.
Anna Quindlen
For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.
Margaret Mead
The young, free to act on their initiative, can lead their elders in the direction of the unknown… The children, the young, must ask the questions that we would never think to ask, but enough trust must be re-established so that the elders will be permitted to work with them on the answers.
Margaret Mead
Young Egyptians, gazing through the windows of the Internet, have gained a keener sense than many of their elders of the freedoms and opportunities they lack. They have found in social media a way to interact and share ideas, bypassing, in virtual space, the restrictions placed on physical freedom of assembly.
Mohamed ElBaradei
The younger brother must help to pay for the pleasures of the elder.
Jane Austen
I’d advise the youth to not get influenced or forced by their elders. They should have own political views and choices and the courage to pick the right leader.
Binnu Dhillon
Sometimes the knowledge you’ve been given in school or by an elder – ‘this is just the way it is’ – keeps you from accomplishing because it traps you in a box in your mind and limits your freedom to deliver.
When my elders mentioned ‘The War,’ they invariably meant that of 1914-1918, even after 1939, for the Second World War was merely the continuation of the first, ‘an armistice of 20 years,’ as Marshal Foch had accurately predicted at the Versailles Peace Conference, with some changes of side.
Michael Korda
Joseph Obomsawin, the elder I lived with there, says that those who turn to animals do so because humans have let them down.
Jodi Picoult
Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.
Ben Lindsey
I had an inkling that I was going to prison before I actually did, because I’d witnessed my father and my elders going through it. It seemed like that’s the way that you got respect, which is a sad thing.
Ashley Walters
I wasn’t part of the Taboo crowd the same way I was part of the New Romantics. I suppose I was seen more as an elder statesman because I had been around the London club scene for so many years. To the Taboo crowd I was really seen as a pop star, someone famous.
Boy George
Personally, I am more than ever inclined to believe that the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion are genuine. Without them I do not see how one could explain things that are happening today. More than ever, I think the Jews are at the bottom of all our troubles.
Nesta Helen Webster
Art is fueled by rebellion: the need, in some amounting to obsessions, to resist what is, to defy one’s elders, even to the point of ostracism; to define oneself, and by extension one’s generation, as new, novel, ungovernable.
Joyce Carol Oates
Children are nowhere taught, in any systematic way, to distinguish true from false, or meaningful from meaningless, statements. Why is this so? Because their elders, even in the democratic countries, do not want them to be given this kind of education.
Aldous Huxley
The fear and anxiety that infect humanity today are the results of this degradation of values, this ignorance of what is of significance and what is not, this want of faith in what the elders and sages have handed down as the wisdom of ages. People prefer what is pleasing to what is beneficial.
Sathya Sai Baba
At the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit. And that center is really everywhere. It is within each of us.
Black Elk
You are our dearly beloved brothers, and in a certain way, it could be said that you are our elder brothers.
Pope John Paul II
North Korea is a very Confucius country. We respect the elders, the hierarchy. It’s not like America where anyone can step up and do things, we have our tradition.
Park Yeon-mi
Elder sisters never can do younger ones justice!
Charlotte Mary Yonge
The playthings of our elders are called business.
Saint Augustine
I taught Sunday school when I was younger, and ended up an elder in the church, and it just seemed to me that a lot of people who went to church certainly weren’t – the rest of the week – living what I would call an Christian life.
Dick Van Dyke
My path has not been smooth. But the great thing about getting to be an elder is that you can look back and see the intense times of confusion and challenge, and see that if you keep walking through them, they can lead to times of great satisfaction and reward.
Frances Moore LappГ©
A good youth ought to have a fear of God, to be subject to his parents, to give honor to his elders, to preserve his purity; he ought not to despise humility, but should love forbearance and modesty. All these are an ornament to youthful years.
Saint Ambrose
I was always taught to respect my elders and I’ve now reached the age when I don’t have anybody to respect.
George Burns
If we drive our fellow species to extinction, we will leave a far more desolate planet for our descendants than the world we inherited from our elders.
James Hansen
Since my childhood, I saw my elder brothers playing cricket and that is what built my passion around it. I was enrolled in school but all my attention was on cricket.
Shahid Afridi
It is the youngest in the family who tends to the elders to learn about the sacredness of life and the beauty of death.
Misty Upham
I see a couple of things missing. Any society, any community, even in the family, when the elders don’t do their jobs, the youth suffer. We have no done our job. I’m saying anybody 55 and up. We didn’t teach people the basic things.
Iyanla Vanzant
American Jewry makes any debate on whether the ‘Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion’ are an authentic document or a forgery irrelevant. American Jews do control the world.
Gilad Atzmon
I never feel age… If you have creative work you don’t have age or time.
Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
The distance between the adolescent and the true adult is about five thousand miles, but the distance between the adult and the elder is almost as large.
Robert Bly
The glory of the nation rests in the character of her men. And character comes from boyhood. Thus, every boy is a challenge to his elders.
Herbert Hoover
On the 1st day of December, 1830, I was confirmed, and in accordance with the word of the Lord I was ordained an Elder under the hands of the Prophet
Orson Pratt
Writers and artists never pay attention to advice given by their elders, quite rightly. The only worthwhile advice is the most general: Keep trying, don’t give up, don’t be discouraged, don’t pay attention to detractors. Everyone knows this.
Joyce Carol Oates
It is children only who enjoy the present; their elders either live on the memory of the past or the hope of the future.
Nicolas Chamfort
The musical instuments may be western but my voice never wavers away from my own ragas. it is good to make experiments and I do a lot of them but my thoughts always round the centre and that centre is the tradition of my elders and it is classical music…
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
It was my mother, despite the limitations placed on women of her time by society, who insisted I be allowed to go abroad to study, in sturdy defiance of the male elders of the family, who protested and decided that I should be married off instead.
Dalia Grybauskaite
In the elder days of art Builders wrought with greatest care Each minute and unseen part, For the Gods are everywhere
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When the surgeon general Joycelyn Elders said that drugs should be legalized, I saw somebody else who felt what I feel. But she got fired.
Snoop Dogg
I used to think that elder love, if it even existed, was confined to rocking chairs or golf carts, that it had to be a dull business because of the physical limitations of age.
Nora Johnson
For years we have heard of the role the Elders could play in saving the Constitution from total destruction. But how can the Elders be expected to save it if they have not studied it and are not sure if it is being destroyed or what is destroying it.
Ezra Taft Benson
If the clan did not exact punishment for an offense against the great goddess, her wrath was loosed on all the land and not just on the offender. As the elders said, if one finger brought oil it soiled all the others.
Chinua Achebe
The glory of the nation rests in the character of her men. And character comes from boyhood. Thus every boy is a challenge to his elders.
Herbert Hoover
Unfortunately, young Russian artists are in a difficult position today. Painting, like all other arts, rests on a continuity of experience. More than anything, young painters and sculptors need to know the works of their immediate elders. Such a continuity does not exist here to a sufficient degree in the visual arts.
Ilya Ehrenburg
A wisdom deficit – fewer elders and even fewer people who listen to them.
Jonas Salk
Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest.
Marilyn Ferguson
I expect to see the day when the Elders of Israel will protect and sustain civil and religious liberty and every Constitutional right bequeathed to us by our fathers, and spread these rights abroad in connection with the Gospel for the salvation of all nations. I shall see this whether I live or die.
Brigham Young
Yet the summer which was to change everything was coming nearer every day. When boys and girls are growing up, life can’t stand still, not even in the quietest of country towns; and they have to grow up, whether they will or no. That is what their elders are always forgetting.
Willa Cather
The old – like children – talk to themselves, for they have reached that hopeless wisdom of experience which knows that though one were to cry it in the streets to multitudes, or whisper it in the kiss to one’s beloved, the only ears that can ever hear one’s secrets are one’s own!
Eugene O’Neill
With age come the inner, the higher life. Who would be forever young, to dwell always in externals?
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
History is replete with proofs, from Cato the Elder to Kennedy the Younger, that if you scratch a statesman you find an actor, but it is becoming harder and harder, in our time, to tell government from show business.
James Thurber
The devil knows that if the elders of Israel should ever wake up, they could step forth and help preserve freedom and extend the gospel. Therefore the devil has concentrated, and to a large extent successfully, in neutralizing much of the priesthood. He has reduced them to Sleeping Giants.
Ezra Taft Benson
In the sibling society, both the adult and the elder get lost, and no one knows where they are.
Robert Bly
Harry is my elder brother. He is the wiser one who leads Percept, he shows us the path. My job is to run it, create the relationships, and run the business as profitably as I can. Harry acquires, merges, expands he is responsible for Percept’s growth.
Shailender Singh
I’m a huge South Park fan, loved Avenue Q and can not wait to work with Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Bobby Lopez and Casey Nicholaw. Elder Price is an amazing role and I am so excited to take The Book of Mormon across the country.
Gavin Creel
I’d never been religious, but I’d always obeyed my elders. My decision to become an omnivore was fraught, not because it was a religious transgression but because it was my first act of self-assertion as a young adult.
Samin Nosrat
You will be courteous to your elders who have explored to the point from which you may advance; and helpful to your juniors who will progress farther by reason of your labors.
Abbott L. Lowell
A lot of women make choices based on how they saw their mother’s choices working out, how they saw the choices of the women elders in their lives working out. There’s some rebellion in that, but there’s also some deep reflection.
Ariel Gore
Fiction is Truth’s elder sister. Obviously. No one in the world knew what truth was till some one had told a story.
Rudyard Kipling
We have come to this earth upon a mission … that we may have power to go forth and warn the nations of the earth. … As elders of Israel, very few of us fully comprehend our position, our calling, our relationship to God, our responsibility, or work the Lord requires at our hands
G. Homer Durham
You see, I get a lot of love and appreciation from the elders of the film industry as well as from the media fraternity by default because of the goodwill that my father has earned.
Athiya Shetty
Everybody welcome-especially elders who smoke.
Jacob de Jager
If you associate enough with older people who do enjoy their lives, who are not stored away in any golden ghettos, you will gain a sense of continuity and of the possibility for a full life.
Tom Stoppard
I’m one of these children who grew up at the knee of my grandmother and her elder sister, listening to very old people talk about their memories.
Hilary Mantel
My two elder sisters married Englishmen and went abroad.
Bill Forsyth
While all old people have been young, no young people have been old, and this troubling fact engenders the frustration of all parents and elders, which is that while you can describe your experience, you cannot confer it.
Andrew Solomon
I can think of no better way of redeeming this tragic world today than love and laughter. Too many of the young have forgotten how to laugh, and too many of the elders have forgotten how to love. Would not our lives be lightened if only we could all learn to laugh more easily at ourselves and to love one another?
Theodore Hesburgh
From William of Orange to William Pitt the younger there was but one man without whom English history must have taken a different turn, and that was William Pitt the elder.
Albert Bushnell Hart
Freedom can never be taken for granted. Each generation must safeguard it and extend it. Your parents and elders sacrificed much so that you should have freedom without suffering what they did. Use this precious right to ensure that the darkness of the past never returns.
Nelson Mandela
In our families we learn to love and to recognise the dignity of all, especially of the elderly
Pope Francis
The fastest way for a politician to become an elder statesman is to lose an election.
Earl Wilson
Respect those elder to you in years, in knowledge and spiritual attainment and act with love and compassion with those who are younger or less fortunate than you.
Shri Radhe Maa
Children are illuminated text-books, breviaries of doctrine, living bodies of divinity, open always and inviting their elders to peruse the characters inscribed on the lovely leaves.
Amos Bronson Alcott
The Senate is the last primitive society in the world. We still worship the elders of the tribe and honor the territorial imperative.
Eugene McCarthy
I certainly don’t think we [The Elders organization] are oracles but I would hope that over our lifetimes we have accumulated some useful experience and perhaps even a modicum of wisdom! We don’t have all the answers.
Desmond Tutu
What we honor as prudence in our elders is simply panic in action.
Umberto Eco
I was brought up to respect my elders, so now I don’t have to respect anybody.
George Burns
Remember that the progress of the world depends on your knowing better than your elders.
George Bernard Shaw
Maurice Kenny stands at the forefront of his generation. Few writers of any ethnicity are destined to be remembered in the mainstream of literary history; I believe that Kenny’s contributions as a poet are among those few. He writes from the center, as our Elders would say.
Wendy Rose
I gravitate toward people with a big, sane, sound mind and big heart with a soft spot for elders, children, and animals.
So long as mists envelop you, be still. Be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists – as it surely will. Then act with courage.
Chief White Eagle
God our Father, Jesus, our Elder Brother and our Redeemer, and the Holy Ghost, the Testator, are perfect. They know us best and love us most and will not leave one thing undone for our eternal welfare. Should we not love them for it and honor them first?
Ezra Taft Benson
I wish I would have listened, when I was a kid, to my elders or people who had my best interests at heart, and then I wish I would have been more conscious at that age also.
Metta World Peace
I grew up with Bible stories, which are like fairy tales, because my father was a minister. We heard verses and prayers every day. I liked the gorier Bible stories. I did have a book of Chinese fairy tales. All the people except the elders looked like Italians. But we were not a family that had fiction books.
Amy Tan
I wanted to know who my people were. And I – I think like a lot of Americans – thought that I could find those people in the past. I could find this mythic tribe of elders who would ground me in a story that was irrefutable, undeniable, that was unique and my own, and it would satisfy all my cravings.
Alex Wagner
Now that I am sixty, I see why the idea of elder wisdom has passed from currency.
John Updike
Setrakus is more or less invincible. Only Pittacus Lore, the most powerful of all the Lorien Elders, would have been able to defeat him.
Pittacus Lore
We young Filipinos are trying to make over a nation and must not halt in our march, but from time to time turn our gaze upon our elders. We shall wish to read in their countenances approval of our actions.
Jose Rizal
As a youth, I sought out decadence; as an elder, I try to avoid decay.
Mason Cooley
Education is the constraining and directing of youth towards that right reason, which the law affirms, and which the experience of the best of our elders has agreed to be truly right.
Children tend to be rather better observers of adults’ characters than adults are of children’s, because children are so dependent on adults that it is very much in their interest to discover the weaknesses of their elders.
Allan Bloom
Instead of expecting truck drivers and warehouse workers to rapidly retrain so they can compete with tireless, increasingly capable machines, let’s play to their human strengths and create opportunities for workers as companions and caregivers for our elders, our children, and our special-needs population.
Oren Etzioni
I have traveled a lot around the world and have seen a lot of people come to my programs… [and it made me realize] that people of all ages – from little children to elders – listen to my nasheeds.
Junaid Jamshed
What could be more lonely than to be enveloped in silence, to be the last of your people to speak your native tongue, to have no way to pass on the wisdom of the elders, to anticipate the promise of the children. This tragic fate is indeed the plight of someone somewhere roughly every two weeks.
Wade Davis
I was pretty much a goody-two shoes at school – a bit boring, didn’t get in trouble with teachers – it was classical Yorkshire: a lot of respect to your elders. Once I started playing cricket that sort of slipped away.
Joe Root
It is out of reality that the most peculiar tale of all is born … Some call me the Elder Granny, others – the Dryad, but my real name is Memory. It is I who sits on a tree that keeps on growing, and growing, it is I who reminisces and tells stories.
Hans Christian Andersen
All things are bound together. All things connect.
Chief Seattle
The Bible is the ultimate authority and infallible, not the pastor and not the elders. And it doesn’t mean that you believe everything he says without examining it.
John Piper
Help me always to speak the truth quietly, to listen with an open mind when others speak, and to remember the peace that may be found in silence.
Robert Muller
No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience.
Jonathan Swift
Even in a savage tribe, the achievements of adults are far beyond what the immature members would be capable of if left to themselves. With the growth of civilization, the gap between the original capacities of the immature and the standards and customs of the elders increases.
John Dewey
Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom.
Alice Walker
Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children’s party taken over by the elders.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
A child gets moral notions from the fairy-tales he delights in, as do his elders from tale and verse.
Charlotte Mason
My cousins and my uncle have been iconic heroes in the industry and I don’t think I’m anywhere close to that, but I’m happy that they like my work. They are my elders and it’s natural for me to look up to them.
Abhay Deol
Elder Neal A. Maxwell suggests that the prime reason the Savior personally acts as the gatekeeper of the celestial kingdom is not to exclude people, but to personally welcome and embrace those who have made it back home.
Tad R. Callister
Respect the young and chastise your elders. It’s about time the world was set aright.
Vera Nazarian
If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
Joseph Addison
My family’s big on discipline, respect, manners, make sure that we respect our elders. So that’s kind of what the military is. You have to say, ‘Yes sir,’ ‘No ma’am,’ ‘Yes ma’am.’ All that stuff. That’s kind of the mold my dad has for my brothers and I.
Kevin Knox
Pliny the Elder, who when Rome was burning requested Nero to play You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me, Lucille. Never got a dinner!
Red Buttons
Young poets are advised by their elders to avoid the practice of journalism as they would wet socks and gin before breakfast.
Archibald MacLeish
The difference between being an elder statesman And posing successfully as an elder statesman Is practically negligible.
T. S. Eliot
Those who love not their fellow-beings live unfruitful lives, and prepare for their old age a miserable grave.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
A high-school teacher, after all, is a person deputized by the rest of us to explain to the young what sort of world they are living in, and to defend, if possible, the part their elders are playing in it
Emile Capouya
Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile.
Henry Adams
Younger Arabs are much less satisfied with education in the region than their elders, and are more comfortable networking and communicating via digital means.
Joe Saddi
There are constant cycles in history. There is loss, but it is always followed by regeneration. The tales of our elders who remember such cycles are very important to us now.
Carmen Agra Deedy
A youth, when at home, should be filial, and, abroad, respectful to his elders.
One should be wary of talking on end about such subjects as learning, morality or folklore in front of elders or people of rank. It is disagreeable to listen to.
Yamamoto Tsunetomo
Young people, however, tend to ignore the customs of their elders. Adolescent rebellion has been responsible for all manner of absurd costumes. The more ridiculous a certain fashion is, the more adolescents will cling to it.
David Eddings
The old idea that you grow wiser as you get older, and you learn from your elders, is actually completely wrong.
Romesh Gunesekera
I lose my patience, and I own it too,
When works are censur’d, not as bad but new;
While if our Elders break all reason’s laws,
These fools demand not pardon but Applause.
Alexander Pope
Wars are fought by children. Conceived by their mad demonic elders, and fought by boys.
Penelope Lively
One of the hardest things in the world is to stop being the prodigal son without turning into the elder brother.
John Ortberg
When people become elders – when they’re older; they can be old without being an elder, really. They [can] just be old and not very useful.
Alice Walker
The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.
Doris Lessing
Have you any idea how to wake a hibernating Elder?” Machiavelli shook his head. “Mars, what about you? Any advice?” “Yes. Don’t.
Michael Scott
The whole world is a large Niepokalanow where the Father is God, the mother the Immaculata, the elder brother the Lord Jesus in all the tabernacles of the world, and the younger brothers the people.
Maximilian Kolbe
You can’t be what you don’t see. I didn’t think about being a doctor. I didn’t even think about being a clerk in a store, I’d never seen a black clerk in a clothing store.
Joycelyn Elders
I savour the adulation and love I have been getting from my fans and the blessings of elders in my family.
Akshay Kumar
Today there isn’t a university where they don’t have special courses [Jewish studies or Holocaust studies], hundreds and hundreds of universities, young people today want to know more than their elders did, much more, and therefore I am very optimistic about young people.
Elie Wiesel
We want to uplift the culture of Filipino – our respect to our elders, how we pray before we eat and sleep. These are things the younger generations tend to forget because of our exposure to other cultures.
Coco Martin
We, the elders, have been patiently waiting until the last moment before quantum transformation. The destructive one-fourth must be eliminated from the social body.
Barbara Marx Hubbard
When someone was so poor that he couldn’t afford a horse, a tent or a blanket,
he would, in that case, receive it all as a gift.
John Fire Lame Deer
So we have neighbors to bless, children to protect, the poor to lift up, and the truth to defend. We have wrongs to make right, truths to share, and good to do. In short, we have a life of devoted discipleship to give in demonstrating our love of the Lord. We can’t quit and we can’t go back.
Jeffrey R. Holland
The world was fair, the mountains tall In Elder Days before the fall.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Younger theologians will continue to pursue and understand truth rather than deconstructing it, as a lot of their elders seemed to want to do.
George Weigel
All day long he was docile, intelligent, good, Though sometimes changing to a darker mood. He seemed hypocritical, could tell better lies, in the dark he saw dots of colors behind closed eyes, clenched fists, put his tongue out at his elder brother.
Arthur Rimbaud
A youth, when at home, should be filial and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should be earnest and truthful. He should overflow in love to all and cultivate the friendship of the good. When he has time and opportunity, after the performance of these things, he should employ them in polite studies.
From my teenage years on, I sought out Native elders from many tribal nations and listened to their words. I also started a small press, The Greenfield Review Press, and became very involved with publishing the work of other American Indian authors, especially books of poetry.
Joseph Bruchac
I always have felt that elders are really important. I think it’s because, in my little Southern black culture, elders really were respected. Everybody listened to them. They may not have agreed – that’s a whole different story – but they would totally listen and consider what the elder had to say.
Alice Walker
there are now no elders who know more than the young themselves about what the young are experiencing.
Margaret Mead
My first introduction to chemistry came at a quite early age through my mother’s elder brother.
Geoffrey Wilkinson
Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character.
Clarence Day
What an elder sees sitting; the young can’t see standing.
Gustave Flaubert
My ideal woman would be someone with both beauty and intelligence. Someone who can hold her own in a conversation, gets along with my family and respects elders, loves children, and have a sense of humour as whacky as mine.
Karan Patel
But the good news was that my elder sister refused to get married straight away and I couldn’t get married until she did so I had the licence to go off and dream
Indra Nooyi
Our elders say that an elephant does not find its own trunk heavy.
Zakes Mda
Dionysius the Elder, being asked whether he was at leisure, he replied, “God forbid that it should ever befall me!”
No fewer than four of my esteemed elders told me I was on no account to ever converse with you, so I vowed that I would know you. My name is Edmund Herondale. May I ask your name? They reffered to you only as ‘that disgraceful one-warlock show.
Cassandra Clare
Everyone in Iran is perceived to be a child with a paternal authority vested in the Guardian Council and the Sufi elders. They’re supposed to be grateful. They can never for a moment not be afforded this wonderful protection. The father who will never go away. The father who will never quit caring for them.
Christopher Hitchens
Age is wisdom if one has lived ones life properly.
Miriam Makeba
Someone praising a man for his foolhardy bravery, Cato, the elder, said, ”There is a wide difference between true courage and a mere contempt of life.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
Gautama Buddha
Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.
Louis Kronenberger
Do the right things, respect your elders, respect your teachers, continue to work hard, and if you are religious and you have some type of faith… pray.
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
Eyes of youth have sharp sight but commonly not so deep as those of elder age.
Elizabeth I
Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.
Dwight L. Moody
Don’t just count your years, make your years count.
Ernest Myers
My plan includes Dependent Care Savings Accounts to encourage savings and help families meet their needs for caring for both children and elders.
Donald Trump
An infallible Remedy for the Tooth-ach, viz Wash the Root of an aching Tooth, in Elder Vinegar, and let it dry half an hour in the Sun; after which it will never ach more; Probatum est.
Benjamin Franklin
My mother imparted on me that I must be a good custodian of my father’s name and that is what I ask of my children. One should conduct themselves in the correct manner, respect one’s elders and do the right thing.
Chris Eubank Sr.
For those who are always courteous and respectful of elders, four things increase: life, beauty, happiness and strength.
Gautama Buddha
We grow neither better or worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.
Bernard Baruch
It boggles my mind that the same people who cry ‘foul’ about rationing an instant later argue to reduce health care benefits for the needy, to defund crucial programs of care and prevention, and to shift thousands of dollars of annual costs to people – elders, the poor, the disabled – who are least able to bear them.
Donald Berwick
I have learned so many things from my mother about the right upbringing, the right values, value for money, value for elders, for family members. I think these things only a parent can teach you.
Karisma Kapoor
Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.
W. Somerset Maugham
I did get bullied and I did get picked on and I did have that feeling in my gut of being incredibly self-conscious. I naturally gravitated towards my elders because I didn’t know how to speak or be present with my peers.
Heather Matarazzo
At 82, Nelson (who wrote the song “On the Road Again,” among a thousand or more others) is the elder statesman of country music, a steadying and powerful voice in the industry and on environmental issues, and he’s still on the road much of the year. The music keeps calling.
Willie Nelson
Maybe a man in a million could unite the Hallows, Harry. I was fit only to possess the meanest of them, the least extraordinary. I was fit to own the Elder Wand, and not to boast of it, and not to kill with it. I was permitted to tame and to use it, because I took it, not for gain, but to save others from it.
J. K. Rowling
You won’t be surprised to know, therefore, that the Mormons and the Jehovah’s Witnesses are the same organisation at the top level where the Elders of the Mormons and the leaders of the Watchtower Society operate a very different agenda to the one their followers believe.
David Icke
Treat your elders as elders, and extend it to the elders of others; treat your young ones as young ones, and extend it to the young ones of others; then you can turn the whole world in the palm of your hand
It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides.
George Sand
White people don’t seem to have many Elders. They do have a lot of oldsters.
John Trudell
When he breathed, he truly was Australia’s greatest white elder and friend without peer of the original Australians.
Noel Pearson
To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.
Pearl S. Buck
You will be courteous to your elders who have explored to the point from which you may advance; and helpful to your juniors who will progress farther by reason of your labors.
Abbott Lawrence Lowell
A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye, it because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.
Dorothea Kent
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.
Francis Bacon
A young man not yet, an elder man not at all.
Francis Bacon
A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.
George Bernard Shaw
Let still woman take An elder than herself: so wears she to him, So sways she level in her husband’s heart, For, boy, however we do praise ourselves, Our fancies are more giddy and unfirm, More longing, wavering, sooner to be lost and warn, Than women’s are.
William Shakespeare
You would make a great teacher. (Grace) Commander to teacher. Why not call me Cato the Elder, and really insult me while you’re at it? (Julian)
Sherrilyn Kenyon