"Young poets bewail the passing of love old poets, the passing of time. There is surprisingly little difference."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."Mason Cooley on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."Mason Cooley on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."Mason Cooley on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."Mason Cooley on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."Mason Cooley on C. S. Lewis
"The wisdom of age: don't stop walking."
"Old age: I fall asleep during the funerals of my friends."
"Staid middle age loves the hurricane passions of opera."
"Middle age went by while I was mourning for my lost youth."
"The lonely become either thoughtful or empty."
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