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The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who... Options
Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 12:00:00 AM
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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.

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
Haeremai
Posted: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 4:42:28 AM

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certainly brings hope to us late bloomers...
pedro
Posted: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 5:42:07 AM

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..let's hope we can remember what the job was

All good ideas arrive by chance- Max Ernst
GabhSigenod
Posted: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 6:34:27 AM

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Those darn young people always think they have time to spare, I tell you.

Mise, tá mé lán de dea-fhortún.
thar
Posted: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 8:35:52 AM

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Well Hardy should know, he stuck around.
MarySM
Posted: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 9:01:05 AM

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Many of us at the forum are not kids anymore and I see lots of life in the “gray matter.” I want to believe we all epitomize the famous quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The years teach much which the days never knew.”


"He who never made a mistake never made a discovery." Samuel Smiles
Marguerite
Posted: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 12:47:42 PM

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If Hardy's character Tess gives any indication of where his heart is, it is safe to say that Hardy loves women, the more despised sex, so it is not surprising to see he also loves the old, another despised quarter of humanity. I can only hope to met a man such as Thomas Hardy, if only to reaffirm my belief that life is worth living, despite the odds of both being a female and having cross into the first part of my second half century.
apierre4255
Posted: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 3:13:55 PM
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This quote is rather enlightening. Hardy certainly understood that age is just a number and our thoughts of creativity and enlightenment is not limited to that number of age.
excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 5:33:06 PM

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How come we skipped from 'E' to 'H' ?

Sanity is not statistical
dlux3
Posted: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 6:54:31 PM

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As with many of the finer things in life it takes maturity to bring out it's full potential.

The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.
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