Quotes by coming-of-age

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  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
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    I venerate old age; and I love not the man who can look without emotion upon the sunset of life, when the dusk of evening begins to gather over the watery eye, and the shadows of twilight grow broader and deeper upon the understanding.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.
  • Imagine a school with children that can read or write, but with teachers who can not, and you have a metaphor of the Information Age in which we live.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of ;antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    It is hard to go beyond your public. If they are satisfied with cheap performance, you will not easily arrive at better. If they know what is good, and require it. you will aspire and burn until you achieve it. But from time to time, in history, men are born a whole age too soon.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who, by their rivalry for greatness, divided a whole age.
  • Barbara Hershey
    Barbara Hershey
    American actress 1948-
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    It's also very painful, because I feel, and I know, probably all women my age and older feel like we're better and have more to give and are more fun now.
  • Graham Greene
    Graham Greene
    English writer 1904-
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    Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.
  • Charles Simmons
    Charles Simmons
    American editor and novelist 1924-2017
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    Much of the wisdom of one age, is the folly of the next.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
  • John Updike
    John Updike
    American writer and criticus 1932-
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    Our brains are no longer conditioned for reverence and awe. We cannot imagine a Second Coming that would not be cut down to size by the televised evening news, or a Last Judgment not subject to pages of holier-than-thou second-guessing in The New York Review of Books.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
  • Carolina Herrera
    Carolina Herrera
    Venezuelan fashion designer 1939-
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    Sometimes you see women that don't realize that age is changing your style, and they don't change.
  • Ben Johnson
    Ben Johnson
    English playwright and poet 1572-1637
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    Talking is the disease of age.
  • Walter Lippmann
    Walter Lippmann
    American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
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    The disesteem into which moralists have fallen is due at bottom to their failure to see that in an age like this one the function of the moralist is not to exhort men to be good but to elucidate what the good is. The problem of sanctions is secondary.
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