Age - Quotes

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We can’t reach old age by another man’s road. My habits protect my life, but they would assassinate you.

Mark Twain

When you reach a certain age you have, it seems to me, a right to expect some parts of your life to stay stable. Like what, for instance? Like money, for instance.

Frederick Pohl

When your age is ten, big for your age ain`t nothing like being big.

Orson Scott Card

Science is much more than a body of knowledge. It is a way of thinking. This is central to its success. Science invites us to let the facts in, even when they don`t conform to our preconceptions. It counsels us to carry alternative hypotheses in our heads and see which ones best match the facts. It urges on us a fine balance between no-holds-barred openness to new ideas, however heretical, and the most rigorous skeptical scrutiny of everything - new ideas and established wisdom. We need wide appreciation of this kind of thinking. It works. It`s an essential tool for a democracy in an age of change. Our task is not just to train more scientists but also to deepen public understanding of science.

Carl Sagan

Even the greatest intellects are prisoners of the age in which they live.

Keith Devlin

When you`re reading or skimming argumentative essays, especially by philosophers, here is a quick trick that may save you much time and effort, especially in this age of simple searching by computer: look for "surely" in the document, and check each occurrence. Not always, not even most of the time, but often the word "surely" is as good as a blinking light locating a weak point in the argument.

Daniel Dennett

Myths, whether in written or visual form, serve a vital role of asking unanswerable questions and providing unquestionable answers. Most of us, most of the time, have a low tolerance for ambiguity and uncertainty. We want to reduce the cognitive dissonance of not knowing by filling the gaps with answers. Traditionally, religious myths have served that role, but today - the age of science - science fiction is our mythology.

Michael Shermer

When I turned two I was really anxious, because I'd doubled my age in a year. I thought, if this keeps up, by the time I'm six I'll be ninety.

Steven Wright

Very few people do anything creative after the age of thirty-five. The reason is that very few people do anything creative before the age of thirty-five.

Joel Hildebrand

Old age is not in itself matter for sorrow; it is matter for thanks, if we have left our work done behind us.

Thomas Carlyle

Everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.

Margaret Atwood

The Age of Discovery in science is coming to a close, opening up an Age of Mastery.

Michio Kaku

The New Age? It`s just the old age stuck in a microwave oven for fifteen seconds.

James Randi

The mathematical life of a mathematician is short. Work rarely improves after the age of twenty-five or thirty. If little has been accomplished by then, little will ever be accomplished.

Alfred Adler

One very fine consolation of old age is you don`t need to be understood anymore.

Anne Rice

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