It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.
Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly.
Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying!
The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.
Young men, hear an old man to whom old men hearkened when he was young.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
Men have a respect for scholarship and learning greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve.
Men who wish to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details.
I never learned anything at all in school and didn't read a book for pleasure until I was 19 years old.
Old men are fond of giving advice to console themselves for being no longer in a position to give bad examples.
Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war.
To introduce something altogether new would mean to begin all over, to become ignorant again, and to run the old, old risk of failing to learn.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
I grow old learning something new every day.
Men still get a lot more opportunity. It is still a big part of the old boy network. They have more companies they can get money from.
The longer you live and the more you learn, the more clearly you will feel the difference between the few men who are truly great and the mere virtuosi.
I heard the old, old, men say 'all that's beautiful drifts away, like the waters.'
The old boy network is still very strong and very true. Just look at the stock exchange and how many men and women are there. It is still very much run by men.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.
I would fain grow old learning many things.
The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!
I learned a lot last year about the current difficulties in independent film making. Money is promised one minute and gone the next. I was bitterly disappointed about Scheherazade. It was one of the best scripts I have ever read.
It's like the riddle of the Sphinx... why are there so many great unmarried women, and no great unmarried men?
Old age is, so to speak, the sanctuary of ills: they all take refuge in it.