Quotes of Dozen

“ At twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he is seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he knows he can't. ”

- Clarence Darrow

“ One should be willing to throw away a dozen ideas to come up with a good one, just as one should throw away a dozen words to come up with the right one. ”

- James Gunn

“ Most of us think ourselves as standing wearily and helplessly at the center of a circle bristling with tasks, burdens, problems, annoyance, and responsibilities which are rushing in upon us. At every moment we have a dozen different things to do, a dozen problems to solve, a dozen strains to endure… ”

- James Gordon Gilkey

“ It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear; about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying; and two perhaps can be settled. ”

- Winston Churchill

“ At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ I did all my heavy partying before I turned sixteen. ”

- Cameron Diaz

“ During the feminist seventies men were caught between a rock and a hard-on; in the fathering eighties they are caught between good hugs and bad hugs. ”

- Florence King

“ Women deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of twenty-eight and forty. ”

- James Thurber

“ When you are forty, half of you belongs to the past... And when you are seventy, nearly all of you. ”

- Jean Anouilh

“ You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing. ”

- Marie Stopes

“ Twenty can't be expected to tolerate sixty in all things, and sixty gets bored stiff with twenty's eternal love affairs. ”

- Emily Carr

“ He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty. ”

- Mary Wilson Little

“ Competition between footmen gave way during the second half of the 18th century to men racing against time over long distances. 'Pedestrians' called Centurions. ”

- William Gordon Wallace

“ I value mothers and motherhood enormously. For every inattentive or abusive mother in my fiction I think you'll find a dozen or so who are neither. ”

- William Trevor

“ I once sent a dozen of my friends a telegram saying 'flee at once - all is discovered.' They all left town immediately. ”

- Mark Twain

“ I never read the life of any important person without discovering that he knew more and could do more than I could ever hope to know or do in half a dozen lifetimes. ”

- J. B. Priestley

“ Everyone is in awe of the lion tamer in a cage with half a dozen lions-everyone but a school bus driver. ”

- Laurence J. Peter

“ The elective system offered a bewildering freedom of choice, leaving some graduates with the impression that they had nibbled at dozens of canapes of knowledge and never had their fill. ”

- Ted Morgan

“ He has a terrific way with women. I don't think he has missed more than half a dozen. ”

- Fredric March

“ While a handful of countries and a small number of people are leading ample life, dozens of countries and billions of people in Africa, Asia and Latin America are being left in absolute poverty. ”

- Tran Duc Luong

“ Because a fellow has failed once or twice or a dozen times, you don't want to set him down as a failure till he's dead or loses his courage. ”

- George Horace Lorimer

“ There are sixteen cans of coffee here; together they hold a total of thirteen and a half pounds of coffee. Doesn't that seem like cheating? ”

- Andy Rooney

“ The American foreign policy trauma of the sixties and seventies was caused by applying valid principles to unsuitable conditions. ”

- Henry Kissinger

“ From sixteen to twenty, all women, kept in humor by their hopes and by their attractions, appear to be good-natured. ”

- Samuel Richardson

“ And after him arose Jair, a Gileadite, and judged Israel twenty and two years. ”

- Bible

“ Guitar players in the nineties seem to be reacting against the technique oriented eighties. ”

- Kirk Hammett

“ Well, I was fourteen in Texas. But I looked twenty-five. ”

- Jerry Hall

“ You make me chuckle when you say that you are no longer young, that you have turned twenty-four. A man is or may be young to after sixty, and not old before eighty. ”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

“ You make me chuckle when you say that you are no longer young, that you have turned twenty-four. A man is or may be young to after sixty, and not old before eighty. ”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

“ And the beeves were thirty and six thousand; of which the LORD's tribute was threescore and twelve. ”

- Bible
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