Topic: Quotes

Springtime’s Coming

Monday, March 19th, 2012 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

The first day of spring is March 20, 2012. Here are some inspiring thoughts on the topic:


"I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring. Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature’s rebirth?"

   – Edward Giobbi

"Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn."
   – Quoted by Lewis Grizzard in Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You

"Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;
Today the glint of green is there;
Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;
I know no thing so wondrous fair,
No miracle so strangely rare.
I wonder what will next be there!"
   – L.H. Bailey

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Valentine’s Day Thoughts

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

When it comes to understanding love, maybe there are limits to scientific measurement, dietary findings, and all things physical. These writers sure seem to think so:

"Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold."
   – Zelda Fitzgerald

"Ah me! Love cannot be cured by herbs."
   – Ovid

"Love is the greatest refreshment in life."
   – Pablo Picasso

"Love is the poetry of the senses."
   – Honore de Balzac

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Taking a Walk at New Year’s

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

"We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential."

– Ellen Goodman

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A Graceful Season

Monday, December 5th, 2011 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

Using just a few short lines, this poet captures the beauty, elegance and joyous movement potential of winter’s arrival:

“Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again.”

– Bill Morgan, Jr.

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Be Afraid, Very Afraid!

Monday, October 31st, 2011 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

On All Hallows Eve folks of every age can get in on the fun, as depicted by this playful quip:

"A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween."

— Erma Bombeck

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Appreciating Autumn

Friday, September 30th, 2011 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

After a long hot summer, the coming of fall inspires reflection and a mellow sense of optimism. So, bring on the poets!

"No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace

As I have seen in one autumnal face."

– John Donne

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."

– George Eliot

"How beautifully the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days."

– John Burroughs

"Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn."

– Elizabeth Lawrence

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Stay On Track This Spring!

Thursday, March 24th, 2011 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

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"Behold, my friends, the Spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun."

– Sitting Bull

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Keep Moving

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

Rather than being neglected, our muscles and joints should be used in accordance with each individual’s ability to do so safely. This sentiment is nicely underscored by the following quotation:

"Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health — it rusts your spirit and your hips."

– Terri Guillemets

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Quotation Corner

Monday, December 20th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

As this year draws to a close, we’d like to leave you with a warm thought, a happy thought, and an uplifting thought with which to ring in the new year!  

"Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read."
– Quoted by Francis Bacon in Apothegm

"We turn not older with years, but newer every day."
– Emily Dickinson

"When it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a face-lift any day."
– Marty Bucella

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Human Spirit

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

The American journalist and author Mignon McLaughlin, who lived from 1913 to 1983, penned these inspirational words in 1960:

"People are made of flesh and blood and a miracle fiber called courage."

– Mignon McLaughlin

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