"Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Hosea Ballou on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Hosea Ballou on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Hosea Ballou on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Hosea Ballou on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Hosea Ballou on Robert Frost
"Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage."
"Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character."
"Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit."
"Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness."
"Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams."