Topic: Quotes

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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Communing with Nature

Monday, May 17th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

A renowned American botanist, agricultural chemist and educator, who lived from the mid-1860s to 1943, had this to say about enjoying the outdoor world:

"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in."

– George Washington Carver

 

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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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Welcome, New Year!

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

Here at Experience! we hope that each and every reader will enjoy a successful 2010 both personally and professionally. As we enter this new year, here are some special words of encouragement:

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day."

    — Edith Lovejoy Pierce

 

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Nutrition in 2010

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

Well, here’s one common-sense take on weight control:

"People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas."

– Author Unknown

 

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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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Let’s Get On with It

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

In parting, here are a few positive thoughts to help get your new year off to a bright start:

"New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday."

    — Charles Lamb

"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right."

    — Oprah Winfrey

"One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things."

    — John Burroughs

"A happy New Year! Grant that I

  May bring no tear to any eye.

When this New Year in time shall end

  Let it be said I’ve played the friend,

Have lived and loved and labored here,

  And made of it a happy year."

    — Edgar Guest

 

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