Elders Related Quotes



Children tend to be rather better observers of adults' characters than adults are of children's, because children are so dependent on adults that it is very much in their interest to discover the weaknesses of their elders.

Allan Bloom


Children are illuminated text-books, breviaries of doctrine, living bodies of divinity, open always and inviting their elders to peruse the characters inscribed on the lovely leaves.

Amos Bronson Alcott


American Jewry makes any debate on whether the "?Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion' are an authentic document or a forgery irrelevant. American Jews do control the world.

Gilad Atzmon


Today there isn't a university where they don't have special courses [Jewish studies or Holocaust studies], hundreds and hundreds of universities, young people today want to know more than their elders did, much more, and therefore I am very optimistic about young people.

Elie Wiesel


“Good manners and respecting your elders, a sense of community, holding a conversation at a social event - that's how I grew up.”

Carly Pope


The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


Age was respected among his people, but achievement was revered. As the elders said, if a child washed his hands he could eat with kings.

Chinua Achebe


We, the elders, have been patiently waiting until the last moment before quantum transformation. The destructive one-fourth must be eliminated from the social body.

Barbara Marx Hubbard


Young people, however, tend to ignore the customs of their elders. Adolescent rebellion has been responsible for all manner of absurd costumes. The more ridiculous a certain fashion is, the more adolescents will cling to it.

David Eddings


My elder brothers were all put apprentices to different trades. I was put to the grammar-school at eight years of age, my father intending to devote me, as the tithe of his sons, to the service of the Church.

Benjamin Franklin