We do not count a man’s years until he has nothing else to count.
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- Nature is full of freaks, and now puts an old head on young shoulders, and then takes a young heart heating under fourscore winters.
- The measure of a master is his success in bringing all men around to his opinion twenty years later.
- Never read any book that is not a year old.
- The True Artist has the planet for his pedestal; the adventurer, after years of strife, has nothing broader than his shoes.
- The years teach us much the days never knew.
- There is a time when a man distinguishes the idea of felicity from the idea of wealth; it is the beginning of wisdom.