„People expect old men to die,
They do not really mourn old men.“
— George S. McGovern American politician, Congressman, senator, Democratic presidential candidate 1922 - 2012
— George Chapman, All Fools
All Fools (1605), Act V, scene i.
„It may be well to repeat here the saying that old men talk of what they have done, young men of what they are doing, and fools of what they expect to do. The Negro race has a rather large share of the last mentioned class.“
— Carter G. Woodson, книга The Mis-Education of the Negro
— Ogden Nash American poet 1902 - 1971
Many Long Years Ago (1945), Context: People expect old men to die, They do not really mourn old men. Old men are different. People look At them with eyes that wonder when... People watch with unshocked eyes; But the old men know when an old man dies. "Old Men"
— Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127
Roman Apophthegms, Cæsar Augustus
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892
Becket, Prologue, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
— W.B. Yeats, книга The Tower
The Tower (1928), Sailing to Byzantium http://poetry.poetryx.com/poems/1575/, Context: That is no country for old men. The young In one another’s arms, birds in the trees —Those dying generations—at their song, The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas, Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long Whatever is begotten, born, and dies. Caught in that sensual music all neglect Monuments of unaging intellect. St. 1 Cf. Nelson Algren's later, "That was no town for the aged or the aging."
— Augustus founder of Julio-Claudian dynasty and first emperor of the Roman Empire -63 - 14 до н.э.
— Ernest Hemingway, книга A Farewell to Arms
A Farewell to Arms (1929)
— George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633
Jacula Prudentum (1651)
— James Anthony Froude, книга The Nemesis of Faith
The Nemesis of Faith (1849), Context: It is an old remark, that as men are, such they paint their gods; and as in themselves the passionate, or demonic nature, long preponderated, so the gods they worshipped were demons like themselves, jealous, capricious, exacting, revengeful, the figures which fill the old mythologies, and appear partly in the Old Testament. They feared them as they feared the powerful of their own race, and sought to propitiate them by similar offerings and services. Go on, and now we find ourselves on a third stage; but now fast rising into a clearing atmosphere. The absolute worth of goodness is seen as distinct from power; such beings as these demon gods could not he the highest beings. Good and evil could not coexist in one Supreme; absolutely different in nature, they could not have a common origin; the moral world is bipolar, and we have dualism, the two principles, coeternal, coequal. By and by, again, the horizon widens. The ultimate identity of might and right glimmers out feebly in the Zenda Vesta as the stars come out above the mountains when we climb out of the mist of the valleys. The evil spirit is no longer the absolute independent Ahriman; but Ahriman and Ormuzd are but each a dependent spirit; and an awful formless, boundless figure, the eternal, the illimitable, looms out from the abyss behind them, presently to degrade still farther the falling Ahriman into a mere permitted Satan, finally to be destroyed. Fragments of Markham's notes
„Old wives' tales are not enough in a day when old wives and old men, too, are constantly moving away from their labours.“
— Vincent Massey Governor General of Canada 1887 - 1967
Speaking Of Canada - (1959), Address to the Women's Canadian Club, Montreal, Quebec, March 26, 1958
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
— Francis Bacon, книга Essays
Essays (1625), Of Marriage and Single Life
„Some men are born old, and some never seem so. If we keep well and cheerful we are always young, and at last die in youth, even when years would count us old.“
— Tryon Edwards American theologian 1809 - 1894
A Dictionary of Thoughts, 1891, p. 385.
„The Republican party makes even its young men seem old; the Democratic Party makes even its old men seem young.“
— Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965
Comparing Richard Nixon to Alben Barkley during the 1952 presidential race, as quoted in Richard Nixon: A Political and Personal Portrait (1959) by Earl Mazo, Chapter 7
— Thomas Middleton, The Roaring Girl
The Roaring Girl (co-written with Thomas Dekker, 1611), Act i. Sc. 1. Compare: "So for a good old gentlemanly vice,/I think I must take up with avarice", Lord Byron, Don Juan, canto i. stanza 216.