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Quotes of the Day for 27 May 2001 – Time

Time marches on, the years accumulate. Since today is my birthday I've chosen a few quotes on the years going so swiftly past.

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The quotes:

If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse, you may be dead.
     - Frank Gelett Burgess

For years a secret shame destroyed my peace - I'd not read Eliot, Auden or MacNiece. But now I think a thought that brings me hope: Neither had Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Pope.
     - Justin Richardson

I promise to keep on living as though I expected to live forever. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up wrinkles the soul.
     - Douglas MacArthur

Looking forward into an empty year strikes one with a certain awe, because one finds therein no recognition. The years behind have a friendly aspect, and they are warmed by the fires we have kindled, and all their echoes are the echoes of our own voices.
     - Alexander Smith

Old age is fifteen years older than I am.
     - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr

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