Age: ( mature...generation...older... )

As a young nun Mother Teresa wanted to work with the homeless and hopeless but her superiors felt that she was too frail, young, and inexperienced. She pleaded her case, but they refused and assigned her to teach at a convent in India... The years passed and Mother Teresa's mission burned deep in her heart. She grew in experience and determination. She never gave up her dream. Finally, at age thirty-nine, she was granted permission to embark on her calling. With nothing more than the clothes on her back and the fire of her mission burning deep in her heart, she left the school and walked in the streets of Calcutta to begin..." ('Making A Difference') --- Sheila M. Bethel

Do not go gentle into the good night. Old age should burn and rage at close of day. --- Dylan Thomas 1914

Dreams don't have to come true at age 20, 30, or 40; they often occur long past when you thought possible. --- Anon xxxx

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. --- G.K. Chesterton 1874

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be throroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. Life is no 'brief candle' to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. --- George Bernard Shaw 1856

I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am. --- Bernard Bauch 1870

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do. You can't stop the plane, you can't stop the storm, you can't stop time. So one might as well accept it calmly, wisely. --- Golda Meir 1898

Our true age can be determined by the ways in which we allow ourselves to play. --- Louis Walsh

Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem - in my opinion - to characterize our age. --- Albert Einstein 1879

The best practical advice I can give to the present generation is to practice the virtue which the Christians call love. --- Bertrand Russell 1872

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind. --- William James 1842

The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. --- William James 1842

To be mature means to face, and not evade, every fresh crisis that comes. --- Fritz Kunkel

Tsze-Kung asked, "Is there one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all of one's life?" The Master said, "Is not reciprocity such a word? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others." Tsze-loo then said, "I should like, sir, to hear your wishes." The Master said: "In regard to the aged, to give them rest; in regard to friends, to show them sincerity; in regard to the young, to treat them tenderly." --- Confucius 551BC

Unjust laws exist; shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once? ... if it is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. Let your life be a counter-friction to stop the machine (governement). What I have to do is to see, at any rate, that I do not lend myself to the wrong which I condemn. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

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