Quotes About Elders

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Gary Snyder
“In Western Civilization, our elders are books.”
Gary Snyder, The Practice of the Wild: Essays

Mildred Armstrong Kalish
“Without knowing it, the adults in our lives practiced a most productive kind of behavior modification. After our chores and household duties were done we were give "permission" to read. In other words, our elders positioned reading as a privilege - a much sought-after prize, granted only to those goodhardworkers who earned it. How clever of them.”
Mildred Armstrong Kalish, Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression

Patricia Briggs
“The Elders were closer to the Maker of All Things and should be deferred to whenever they made their will known.”
Patricia Briggs, Hunting Ground

Velma Wallis
“Let us die trying.”
Velma Wallis

نجيب محفوظ
“تخيلات الشباب عن الشيخوخة ضلال، تخيلات الشيخوخة عن الشباب حسرات.”
نجيب محفوظ, Sugar Street

Vera Nazarian
“Respect the young and chastise your elders. It's about time the world was set aright.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Erin Hunter
“Our elders, and our elders’ kin, and their kin before them, fought to keep Sunningrocks in our territory. Many of them lost their lives, giving up their last breath for stones that belong to us. Can we give up where they did not, turn tail and flee when they kept fighting so that their kits could hunt and play and bask on these rocks? Will you fight with me now, in honor of all our elders and all our unborn kits?”
Erin Hunter, Code of the Clans

Rebecca McKinsey
“I respect you as my king, and I respect you as my father, but I do not respect you as a man!”
Rebecca McKinsey, Anterria

“My mother had a kindness
that embraced all life.
She knew her place well
and was comfortable in giving everything she had.

This is the tradition of native women.”
Dan George

Erin Hunter
“I suppose.” Mousefur sniffed. “No doubt it’ll be up to me to teach them manners. Kits nowadays don’t know how to show any respect.”
Jayfeather’s whiskers twitched with amusement.
“Don’t you believe it,” Purdy whispered. “She was teaching Lilykit and Seedkit how to reach under the wall of the warriors’ den and catch stray tails yesterday.”
Erin Hunter, The Last Hope

Nadia Scrieva
“How could he possibly bow deeply enough to honor a thousand-year-old samurai queen?”
Nadia Scrieva, Fathoms of Forgiveness

“The young man pities his elders, fearing the day he, too, will join their ranks. The elderly man pities the younger generation, well-knowing the trials and tribulations that lie ahead of them.”
Lynda I Fisher

“Mentoring is an archetypal activity that has timeless elements which can connect us to the universal ground where nature renews itself and culture becomes reimagined. Youth and elder meet where the pressure of the future meets the presence of the past. Old and young are opposites that secretly identify with each other; for neither fits well into the mainstream of life.”
Michael Meade, The Genius Myth

Enock Maregesi
“Sina jinsi. Nguzo ya maisha yangu ni historia ya maisha yangu. Historia ya maisha yangu ni urithi wa watu waliojifunza kusema hapana kwa ndiyo nyingi – waliojitolea vitu vingi katika maisha yao kunifikisha hapa nilipo leo – walionifundisha falsafa ya kushindwa si hiari. Siri ya mafanikio yangu ni kujitahidi kwa kadiri ya uwezo wangu wote; au 'pushing the envelope' kwa lugha ya kigeni.”
Enock Maregesi

Nalo Hopkinson
“When your elders are millennia-old demigods, you’d best take the injunction to respect your elders seriously.”
Nalo Hopkinson, Sister Mine

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
“If the wild filly, "Progress," thou wouldst ride,
Have young companions ever at thy side;
But wouldst thou stride the stanch old mare, "Success,"
Go with thine elders, though they please thee less.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Sherman Alexie
“Oh, no, no, you've got that all wrong. You're not required to respect elders. After all, most people are idiots, regardless of age. In tribal cultures, we just make sure that elders remain an active part of the culture, even if they're idiots. Especially if they're idiots. You can't just abandon your old people, even if they have nothing intelligent to say. Even if they're crazy.”
Sherman Alexie, The Toughest Indian in the World

Aimee Bender
“Most teenage girls don't give old people the time of day which is sad because all old people do all the time is think about how nice it was to be a teenager so long ago.”
Aimee Bender, The Color Master: Stories

Enock Maregesi
“Kitabu cha 'Kolonia Santita' ni kitabu cha wasomi na wasiokuwa wasomi, watu wa mijini na watu wa vijijini, watu wazima, vijana na watoto. Hadhira ya kitabu hiki ni jamii nzima ya Tanzania.”
Enock Maregesi

Toba Beta
“Conscience defined by the elders,
passed on to the next generations.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“The world is in me and you are not even in the world yet.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros

Enock Maregesi
“Watoto hawatakiwi kuchungwa kupita kiasi hasa katika kipindi hiki ambacho dunia imekata tamaa. Ukiwanyima watoto uhuru wa kuwa watoto leo watakuwa na uhuru wa kuwa watoto kesho. Uhuru utakaowanyima wakiwa wadogo watakuja kuutafuta baadaye wakiwa wakubwa. Wakiutafuta baadaye wakiwa wakubwa hawataeleweka vizuri katika jamii. Wape watoto uhuru wanaostahili kupata lakini si uhuru wa kila kitu.”
Enock Maregesi

Enock Maregesi
“Tuwape watoto wetu haki yao ya msingi ya kuwa watoto katika siku za ujana wao, kabla hawajawa watoto tena watakapokuwa wakubwa.”
Enock Maregesi

Stanley Victor Paskavich
“I grew up around some great philosophers: they were coal miners and cowboys born in the 1920s. They were also vets of World War II. Listen to your elders, there isn’t any better wisdom for you.”
Stanley Victor Paskavich, Stantasyland: Quips Quotes and Quandaries

Suzanne  Johnson
“He pulled out handcuffs and snapped them around my wrists. "Where's your bag? You didn't bring your staff?"
"I have it. It's hidden." Charlie was currently tucked inside the leg of my Harry Potter pajama bottoms, which were beneath my jeans, but that fell under the category of TMI.”
Suzanne Johnson, Pirate's Alley

“One of the things I enjoy about being young is learning from my elders without them giving direct advise.”
Unarine Ramaru

Bernard Kelvin Clive
“The fact that social media has leveled the playing field doesn't offer you the right to disrespect the elderly”
Bernard Kelvin Clive

“A lesson church leaders need to learn is that relationships must not be neglected.”
Flavil R. Yeakley Jr., Why They Left: Listening to Those Who Have Left Churches of Christ

Kia Carrington-Russell
“Energy is a being yet is not. For it to materialise it must be pure thus it turns into a crystal like form.

That is the true being of the Elders and the Three Immortal Blades.

And your body has been cursed with it.”

Max Jacket- The Three Immortal Blades”
Kia Carrington-Russell

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