Twenty Quotes

When you meditate you have to try to quiet and calm the mind. There should be no thought within the mind. Right now you feel that if you can cherish twenty ideas at a time, then you are the wisest man on earth. The more thoughts that enter into our minds, the more clever we feel we are. But in the spiritual life it is not like that. If consciously we can make the mind calm and quiet, we feel that a new creation dawns inside us.

Sri Chinmoy

The destiny of any nation at any given time depends on the opinion of its young people, those under twenty-five.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Control is what kept me in the big leagues for twenty-two years

Cy Young

I have discovered in twenty years of moving around a ball park, that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats

Bill Veeck

Women deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of twenty-eight and forty.

James Thurber

My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.

Rodney Dangerfield

Cats do care. For example they know instinctively what time we have to be at work in the morning and they wake us up twenty minutes before the alarm goes off.

Michael Nelson

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.

Henry Ford

Each substance of a grief hath twenty shadows

William Shakespeare

There is not one wise man in twenty that will praise himself.

William Shakespeare

You get fifteen democrats in a room, and you get twenty opinions.

Senator Patrick Leahy

Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.

Robert Southey

In time of prosperity friends will be plenty; In time of adversity not one in twenty

English Proverb

Nothing short of self-respect and that justice which is essential to a national character ought to involve us in war; for sure I am, if this country is preserved in tranquillity twenty years longer, it may bid defiance, in a just cause, to any power

George Washington

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning today is young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

Henry Ford 1863

The destiny of any nation at any given time depends on the opinions of its young men under five-and-twenty

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Instead of thinking about where you are, think about where you want to be. It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success.

Diana Rankin

Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-two years of child-raising, they are unemployed.

Erma Bombeck

At twenty-one, so many things appear solid, permanent, untenable.

Orson Welles

We will never forget. If it takes us five or ten or twenty years, we will never rest until we get our revenge.

Konrad Adenauer

There is no rational reason to doubt that the universe has existed indefinitely, for an infinite time. It is only myth that attempts to say how the universe came to be, either four thousand or twenty billion years ago.

Hannes Olof Gsta Alfvn

We are saddled with a culture that hasn't advanced as far as science. Scientific man is already on the moon, and yet we are still living with the moral concepts of Homer. Hence this upset, this disequilibrium that makes weaker people anxious and apprehensive, that makes it so difficult for them to adapt to the mechanism of modern life. ... We live in a society that compels us to go on using these concepts, and we no longer know what they mean. In the future not soon, perhaps by the twenty-fifth century these concepts will have lost their relevance. I can never understand how we have been able to follow these worn-out tracks, which have been laid down by panic in the face of nature. When man becomes reconciled to nature, when space becomes his true background, these words and concepts will have lost their meaning, and we will no longer have to use them.

Michelangelo Antonioni

I knew I had him in the first round. Almighty God was with me. I want everyone to bear witness, I am the greatest! I'm the greatest thing that ever lived. I don't have a mark on my face, and I upset Sonny Liston, and I just turned twenty-two years old. I must be the greatest. I showed the world. I talk to God everyday. I know the real God. I shook up the world, I'm the king of the world. You must listen to me. I am the greatest! I can't be beat!

Muhammad Ali

In societies with fewer opportunities for amusement, it was also easier to tell a mere wish from a real desire. If, in order to hear some music, a man has to wait for six months and then walk twenty miles, it is easy to tell whether the words, "I should like to hear some music," mean what they appear to mean, or merely, "At this moment I should like to forget myself." When all he has to do is press a switch, it is more difficult. He may easily come to believe that wishes can come true.

Wystan Hugh Auden

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