Posts Tagged ‘wisdom’

A-h-h-h-h

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

 

The English Elizabethan poet and dramatist, Thomas Dekker, who lived from 1572 to 1632, knew that slumber plays an important role in life:

    "Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together."

    – Thomas Dekker

 

 

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Home Sweet Home

Friday, September 17th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!


The English poet Robert Montgomery, who lived from 1807 to 1855, captured the feelings of many in these lines:

 

"Home, the spot of earth supremely blest,

A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest."

– Robert Montgomery

 

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Feed Your Brain

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

The French physiologist Pierre Cabanis, who lived from 1757 to 1808, was a man ahead of his times. Consider his words, quoted below, in terms of their application to the values of mental stimulation and continuing education:

"Impressions arriving at the brain make it enter into activity, just as food falling into the stomach excites it to more abundant secretion of gastric juice."

– Pierre Jean George Cabanis, translated from French

 

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Parting Thoughts

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

These poignant quotations complement themes addressed above in today’s newsletter:

"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere."
– Chinese proverb

"Make your optimism come true!"
– Author unknown

"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book."
– Irish proverb

"The I in illness is isolation, and the crucial letters in wellness are we."
– Author unknown; quoted in Mimi Guarneri, The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing

"Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well … and not today’s pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man."
– James H. West

"Know, then, whatever cheerful and serene
Supports the mind supports the body too."
– John Armstrong

 

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Old Age Is…

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

To conclude today’s issue with a light take on a serious subject, we reprint a favorite quotation. Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, "Old age is always fifteen years older than I am."

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Keep Climbing!

Monday, April 19th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

One contemporary humorist has a very simple fitness test for us to consider:

"A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time — pills or stairs."

– Joan Welsh

 

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So Long, Winter!

Thursday, April 1st, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

As springtime begins tempting us to get outdoors again and take a nice long walk, the words of American author Christopher Darlington Morley (1890-1957) capture the feeling:

"April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go."

        — Christopher Morley, John Mistletoe

 

 

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Get It Just Right

Thursday, March 18th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

Not too much — nor too little. That’s the exercise prescription endorsed by a famous English essayist who lived from 1785 to 1859:

"There is a necessity for a regulating discipline of exercise that, whilst evoking the human energies, will not suffer them to be wasted."

– Thomas De Quincey

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Keeping an Open Mind

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

In his publication Democracy and Its Discontents, the American historian, professor, attorney and writer Daniel J. Boorstin (1914-2004) asserts:

"Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know."

– D.J. Boorstin

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Yet Another New Year

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

With aging, more and more new years roll around. Over time, do we achieve personal growth? Yes, in both wisdom and experience — as is artfully expressed below:

"Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us."

– Hal Borland

 

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