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Early Years Of Life Quotes


"Dad literally carried me around the world with him through the early years of my life," - John Carter Cash

"I think the early years, the first decade of your life, is the most formative in a way." - Tom Hiddleston

"In those early amorphous years of life, when memory had only just begun, when life was full of Beginnings and no Ends, and everything was Forever..." - Arundhati Roy

"My interest in philosophy began as early as eight years old - I started thinking about those kinds of heavy questions about life and humanity." - Steve Weinstein

"Like crime, terrorism is a fact of life. I grew up in Israel, where every unattended bag was a suspected bomb; when my family moved for a few years, it was to London in the early years of the Troubles." - Yochai Benkler

"Like crime, terrorism is a fact of life. I grew up in Israel, where every unattended bag was a suspected bomb; when my family moved for a few years, it was to London in the early years of 'the Troubles.'" - Yochai Benkler

"What seems to set apart those at the very top of competitive pursuits from others of roughly equal ability is the degree to which, beginning early in life, they can pursue an arduous practice routine for years and years." - Daniel Goleman

"Karla Jay's intimate account of life in the early years of feminism and gay liberation is as irresistible as a novel, but as credible, humorous, and unexpected as real life." - Gloria Steinem

"The lessons of their early youth regulated the conduct of their riper years." - William Godwin

"Early rising not only gives us more life in the same number of years, but adds, likewise, to their number; and not only enables us to enjoy more of existence in the same time, but increases also the measure." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Whoever, in middle age, attempts to realize the wishes and hopes of his early youth, invariably deceives himself. Each ten years of a man's life has its own fortunes, its own hopes, its own desires." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"If we get you in the early years of your life and we fill your head with all of the Catholic stories, then it's very hard for you to stop being Catholic. Catholics are Catholics because they like being Catholic." - Andrew Greeley

"The early years of my life were very, very traumatic. It was scary, because any child knew that death was sort of lurking around Europe as far as Jews were concerned." - Felix Rohatyn

"Where crime is taught from early years, it becomes a part of nature." - Ovid

"The years of early childhood are the time to prepare the soil." - Rachel Carson

"Building a solid foundation in the early years of a child's life will not only help him or her reach their reach their full potential but will also result in better societies as a whole." - Novak Djokovic

"In Pakistan, the right to go to school is not a given. In the more rural areas, a girl is born, married off as early as 9 years old, and basically lives life under the control of men." - Janine Di Giovanni

"I wouldn't go back on my old days, though; everybody needs to have their wild years. It's just a question of when and I'd rather have had them early than be doing it as a mid-life crisis type thing." - Rob Lowe

"I've always kinda been a little outcast myself, a little oddball, doin' my thing, my own way. And it's been hard for me to, to be accepted, certainly in the early years of my life." - Dolly Parton

"The first years of my life were spent in a roller disco in the early '80s called Flipper's. It was a real riotous, incredible time. I am slightly obsessed with the place." - Liberty Ross

"I do remember how it was to be poor. I do remember that in my early years, we had to grow and raise all of our food, even our animals. And I remember in my early life, we didn't even have electricity. So it was very, very hard times then." - Dolly Parton

"I suggest...that you develop early in life the habit of retiring and arising early. You remember the advice of Ben Franklin: "Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." - Sterling W Sill

"Parents... are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfil the promise of their early years." - Anthony Powell

"Parents. . . are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfil the promise of their early years." - Anthony Powell

"Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years." - Anthony Powell

"It was to Hofmeister, working as a young man, an amateur and enthusiast, in the early morning hours of summer months, before business, at Leipzig in the years before 1851, that the vision first appeared of a common type of Life-Cycle, running through Mosses and Ferns to Gymnosperms and Flowering Plants, linking the whole series in one scheme of reproduction and life-history." - Arthur Harry Church

"Out of many shared years. One life." - Richard Clarke Cabot

"A couple of years I taught in graduate programs at NYU and Columbia, in the early eighties." - Russell Banks

"I was never named in the early years as having anything to do with the assassination of Malcolm." - Louis Farrakhan

"The rare few, who, early in life, have rid themselves of the friendship of the many." - James Mcneill Whistler

"The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves of the friendship of the many." - James Whistler

"Dr. King has long been my hero. I didn't get to work with him much, but my husband did in the early years. Dr. King gave his life, really, to the struggle for everyone. And he believed in non-violence. That's what I've tried to do in terms of my life and my work, following the teachings of God." - Shirley Sherrod

"It's probably also smart to keep some money in cash to invest it. But I would resist at all costs taking a lump-sum distribution because the tendency is to spend out too fast in the early years of your retirement. The advice of professionals is to take out no more than 5% per year and that will give you 20 years of distributions, and at your age, 55, you probably have more than 20 years life expectancy." - Hedrick Smith

"After all these years, I could say thank you to a woman who had a powerful impact on my early life." - Oprah Winfrey

"Childhood constitutes the most important element in an adult's life, for it is in his early years that a man is made." - Maria Montessori

"In early 1993, when I was 12, I was separated from my family as the Sierra Leone civil war, which began two years earlier, came into my life." - Ishmael Beah

"I started to begin to be interested in architecture and design when I was 14 years old, which was pretty early in life. And then I would start to look at architectural magazines and I eventually went to the school of architecture too, but one of the things I learned very early is that an architect should be able to design anything from a spoon to the city." - Massimo Vignelli

"Early in life, I was visited by the bluebird of anxiety" - Woody Allen

"Our early dating life consisted of trying to figure out whether we were dating." - Mariska Hargitay

"A neglect of one's sentimental education early in life could bear the most unfortunate fruit." - Daniel Kehlmann

"Discipline our youth in early life in sound maxims of moral, political, and religious duties." - Noah Webster

"In the early '90s, we discovered mutations that could double the normal life span of worms." - Cynthia Kenyon

"Dear, don't think of getting out of bed yet. I've always suspected that early rising in early life makes one nervous." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Of course I had the parallel of having the early years of my life being spent during apartheid, and then having a lot of awful poverty going on around me while I lived in this bubble of middle-classness, but I was a child, and I only really started to (I hope) understand all of that fairly recently." - St. Lucia

"Compared to men writers of like distinction and years of life, few women writers have had lives of unbroken productivity, or leave behind a 'body of work.' Early beginnings, then silence; or clogged late ones (foreground silences); long periods between books (hidden silences); characterize most of us." - Tillie Olsen

"The early Christian rules of life were not made to last, because the early Christians did not believe that the world itself was going to last." - George Bernard Shaw

"Once a day, especially in the early years of life and study, call yourselves to an account what new ideas, what new proposition or truth you have gained, what further confirmation of known truths, and what advances you have made in any part of knowledge." - Isaac Watts

"Yes! the books - the generous friends who met me without suspicion - the merciful masters who never used me ill! The only years of my life that I can look back on with something like pride... Early and late, through the long winter nights and the quiet summer days, I drank at the fountain of knowledge, and never wearied of the draught." - Wilkie Collins

"Quintilian [educational writer in Rome around A.D. 100] thought that the earliest years of the child's life were crucial. Education should start earlier than age seven, within the family. It should not be so hard as to give the child an aversion to learning. Rather, these early lessons would take the form of play-that embryonic notion of kindergarten." - C. Sommerville

"Early rising not only gives us more life in the same number of our years, but adds likewise to their number; and not only enables us to enjoy more of existence in the same measure of time, but increases also the measure." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Ninety percent of cancers are curable in stage one. We spend billions of dollars and over 40 years searching for a cure, and we're not really that close. So why aren't we teaching people the only cure we have now? Early detection is one sh**ty year, versus the rest of your life." - Yael Cohen

"Go find very early versions of things: the first TV pilot of a later-successful TV show; early audition tapes by famous actors; early demos by famous musicians. Focus on these early examples, not what they became over the next 20 years. Remember that what you're doing will constantly improve." - Derek Sivers

"Lincoln-sad, patient, kindly Lincoln, who after bearing upon his weary shoulders for four years a greater burden than that borne by any other man of the nineteenth century laid down his life for the people whom living he had served as well-built upon his early study of the Bible." - Theodore Roosevelt

"My first memoir, 'Home,' was about my childhood, early training and formative years in the Theater, i am so pleased that my good friends at the Hachette Book Group have encouraged me to share the next phase of my life, beginning with my arrival in Hollywood and the wonderful movies and television programs I was asked to be a part of." - Julie Andrews

"A dear friend of my early childhood has worked as an anthropologist in Papua New Guinea for much of her life, and from the tiny island where her main work has been focused, she has brought me many funny and beautiful stories over the years." - Michael Leunig

"The place of my birth, and residence for nearly sixteen years, in the early part of my life, became endeared to my feelings and affections; and more especially so after I had quitted it for an unknown place, and to associate with strangers." - John Britton

"No man can promise himself even fifty years of life, but any man may, if he please, live in the proportion of fifty years in forty-let him rise early, that he may have the day before him, and let him make the most of the day, by determining to expend it on two sorts of acquaintance only-those by whom something may be got, and those from whom something maybe learned." - Charles Caleb Colton

"An unused life is an early death." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Girls must be thwarted early in life." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"Life learned early on to recognize itself." - Lynn Margulis

"A useless life is an early death." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Race differences show up early in life." - J Philippe Rushton

"A useless life is an early death." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

"An unused life is an early death." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

"Visiting a dentist early in life will help keep a kid's smile healthy for years to come. We know good oral health is an important component of good overall health. That's why I'm thrilled to be able to give eligible Ontario kids access to high-quality no-cost dental services." - Deb Matthews

"I take it, then, Vijay, you are still a virgin?'Yes, and I find it extremely galling. When Gandhi was my age he had already been married three years.'No wonder Gandhi turned out to be a great man. When you get your love life nailed down that early, think of all the time it frees up to devote to Great Ideas." - C.D. Payne

"I would love to have kids one day. In fact, I'm pretty good with them. I grew up with five half-siblings, the youngest of whom is 11 years younger than me, so I think I learned some pretty cool parenting skills quite early on in life." - Matthew Perry

"I had also underestimated what an abundance of information can be extracted from contemporary newspapers, even information that bore directly on Kafka's life. In this way it was possible to complete the volume about the early years; and, in my view, nothing substantial is missing from it." - Reiner Stach

"But the three siblings were not born yesterday. Violet was born more than fifteen years before this particular Wednesday, and Klaus was born approximately two years after that, and even Sunny who had just passed out of babyhood, was not born yesterday. Neither were you, unless of course I am wrong, in which case, welcome to the world, little baby, and congratulations on learning to read so early in life." - Daniel Handler

"All my life, to this day, the memory of my childhood remains grim and incoherent. If I close my eyes and think back, I see little except violence and fear. In those early years, I somehow came to understand I would have to draw from within myself whatever emotional resources I needed to go wherever I was headed. As a result, for years, I became a boy who lived almost totally within himself." - Burgess Meredith

"Early on in my life I comprehended that death is the most tragic event in our life. Events of early Monday July 14, 1958 [Coup in Iraq] had convinced me that hate is the most destructive force in our life." - Ala Bashir

"I knew I wanted to be a performer really early on, like around 8 years old. I did tons of acting and loved being in front of people." - Kate Brown

"Parents - especially step-parents - are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fufill the promise of their early years." - Anthony Powell

"A growing number of young women who have the freedom to decide have decided that career can wait, and the delicious early years of their children's lives can't." - Suzanne Fields

"Parents - especially step-parents - are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years." - Anthony Powell

"In the early nineteenth century, with Enlightenment optimism soured by years of war and revolution, critics were skeptical of America's naive faith that it had reinvented politics." - Simon Schama

"Not a lot of people would think that I spent most of my early years totally rebelling against anything I could, getting suspended from school, going on demonstrations." - Dan Stevens

"Early on, my abandoning father had set the pattern of my love life on the loom of my subconscious." - Jane Stanton Hitchcock

"As we grow older, the memories of early life brighten, those of maturity and senescence grow dim and confused." - Anthony Burgess

"Child psychologists have demonstrated that our minds are actually constructed by these thousands of tiny interactions during the first few years of life. We aren't just what we're taught. It's what we experience during those early years - a smile here, a jarring sound there - that creates the pathways and connections of the brain. We put our kids to fifteen years of quick-cut advertising, passive television watching, and sadistic video games, and we expect to see emerge a new generation of calm, compassionate, and engaged human beings?" - Sidney Poitier

"The good news is we had this idea of cloud computing. The bad news is we were 10 years too early." - Marc Andreessen

"In my early teen years, I wanted to become a vet. That was my plan. I worked as a veterinarian's assistant for a couple of summers." - Dennis Quaid

"I guess because I was on the 'Early Show' for so many years, any little victory here is something kind of new for me." - Julie Chen

"Teachers say their schools of education did not adequately prepare them for the classroom. They would have welcomed more mentoring and feedback in their early years." - Arne Duncan

"In the early '80s, I happened to find myself in the vicinity of people who would work for Microsoft five years later." - William Gibson

"I've been producing documentaries on global warming for 20 years and have seen the early warnings of extreme weather events come true." - Bill Kurtis

"I'm a comic nerd. I'm a former serious collector for much of my childhood and early teen years I wanted to draw underground comics." - Anthony Bourdain

"The ones the listeners loved most of all in those early years were the four Lennon girls who became the whole nation's little sisters." - Lawrence Welk

"I had several different bosses during the early years of 'Dilbert.' They were all pretty sure I was mocking someone else." - Scott Adams

"It was only in the early 1990s - during my student years as an aspiring scientist at Delhi University - that I discovered the world of cinema." - Anurag Kashyap

"He that cuts off twenty years of life Cuts off so many years of fearing death." - Horace

"He that cuts off twenty years of life Cuts off so many years of fearing death." - Horace

"College was a blast. My three years of college were the best years of my life." - Mark Teixeira

"Never underestimate the vital importance of finding early in life the work that for you is play." - Ken Robinson

"It is important early in life to acquire the power of reading sense wherever you happen to be." - C S Lewis

"My early life was full of music because my sisters played the piano and I started playing at three." - Jeanine Tesori

"The secret of the truly successful ... is that they learned early in life how not to be busy." - Barbara Ehrenreich

"One of the best investments we can make in a child's life is high-quality early education." - Barack Obama

"One of the best investments we can make in a child's life is high-quality early education." - Barack Obama

"A dark unfathom'd tide Of interminable pride - A mystery, and a dream, Should my early life seem." - Edgar Allan Poe

"Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that is comes early." - Anthony Trollope

"Together, we will protect the sanctity of life, ensuring early next Congress that no federal funds are used for abortion." - Fred Upton

"Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early." - Anthony Trollope

"In the early part of my life I carried the flame for fiery women: perky women who were not dumb." - Debra Winger

"Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life." - Robert Byrne

"The enjoyments of elegant life you early chose to abandon, preferring to wander for many successive years over the rudest portions of Europe and Asia-regions new to Science-in the hope, happily realized, of winning new truths. By a rare union of favourable circumstances, and of personal qualifications equally rare, you have thus been enabled to become the recognized Interpreter and Historian (not without illustrious aid) of the Silurian Period." - John Jeremiah Bigsby

"The style of life is a unity because it has grown out of the difficulties of early life and out of the striving for a goal." - Alfred Adler

"Welcome to the last 900 years of my life." - Rebecca

"My 80s were the best years of my life!" - Besse Cooper

"The middle years of life come on like thunder." - Nellie L. McClung

"College was the greatest four years of my life." - Jennie Finch

"I've been married over 50 years of my life." - T Boone Pickens

"The best 45 years of my life were the 5 years I spent with Ton Jones." - Big Jim Sullivan

"The four most miserable years of my life were my four years in the presidency." - John Quincy Adams

"Why do people measure life by the years instead of how good the years were?" - Gabriel Iglesias

"The best 45 years of my life were the 5 years I spent with Ton Jones." - Jim Sullivan

"There are certain functions that the family performs. In the first place the family provides society with an orderly means of reproduction, while at the same time the norms of marriage control the potentially disruptive forces of sexuality. Second, the family provides physical and economic support for the child during the early years of dependence. The child receives its primary socialization in the family, learning the essential ideas and values required for adult life." - Adrian Wilson

"You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing. What! Is it nothing to be happy? Nothing to skip, play and run around all day long? Never in his life will he be so busy again." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"I certainly spent many years in my early life chasing all over the globe for meaning and purpose. I'd feel like I'd found it, then it would fade away again." - Roger Housden

"You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing. What! Is it nothing to be happy? Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long? Never in his life will he be so busy again." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"I lost my parents very early in my life. My mom died three weeks after I graduated from high school, and my dad died two years after I got married." - Mary Badham

"Being an only child and losing both my parents at an early age, I have found that the friends I have made over the years are the people who help me get through life, good times and bad." - Fannie Flagg

"When you're in your early 20s your love life seems to explode every 20 minutes or so. By the time you've reached your thirties, it is every five or ten years." - Patrick Marber

"In those early years in New York when I was a stranger in a big city, it was the companionship and later friendship which I was offered in the Linnean Society that was the most important thing in my life." - Ernst Mayr

"I'm a very ambitious person. I've been like this from a very young age. As early as 12 years old, I used to have panic attacks because I needed to know my life plan." - Sam Smith

"The evil of the actual disparity in their ages (and Mr. Woodhouse had not married early) was much increased by his constitution and habits; for having been a valetudinarian all his life, without activity of mind or body, he was a much older man in ways than in years; and though everywhere beloved for the friendliness of his heart and his amiable temper, his talents could not have recommended him at any time." - Jane Austen

"As parents, we can do a great deal to further this goal by helping our children develop alternative ways of knowing the world verbally/analytically and visually/spatially. During the crucial early years, parents can help to shape a child's life in such a way that words do not completely mask other kinds of reality. My most urgent suggestions to parents are concerned with the use of words, or rather, not using words." - Betty Edwards

"Life is sort of a circle. You come back to a lot of the interests that you had early in life." - Eric Kandel

"Very early in life, I fell in love with the landscape of the human face, where all the emotional states of life are to be found." - Burton Silverman

"The average prison term for a convicted murderer in America is 6.5 years. The average tenure for a member of Congress is 13 years. We've got it backwards. We are giving early release to the wrong criminal class." - Pat Robertson

"I realized sometime in the early '80s that if I didn't do something - like planning for the future in a way, a kind of pension or something - that if I didn't do something there and then, I was going to be condemned to forever present my three years as a pop star, condensed, as a stage act for the rest of my life. Because that's normally what happens to people in the pop business." - Nick Lowe

"I learned early on that war forms its own culture. The rush of battle is a potent and often lethal addiction, for war is a drug, one I ingested for many years. It is peddled by mythmakers- historians, war correspondents, filmmakers, novelists, and the state- all of whom endow it with qualities it often does possess: excitement, exoticism, power, chances to rise above our small stations in life, and a bizarre and fantastic universe that has a grotesque and dark beauty." - Chris Hedges

"In the book [Today Matters] I talk about successful people make important decisions early in their life, and then they manage those decisions the rest of their life." - John C Maxwell

"The quality of education that children receive early in life has a bearing on their later life that we may never fully understand." - Miguel Ferrer

"I guess I showed certain signs of being a workaholic in early years; I had a magazine route very early on - I must have been about seven or eight years old or something like that - when I was carrying Liberty magazine, trying to win green and brown coupons; I eventually [won] a pony." - Walter Cronkite

"Nature in causing reason and the passions to be born at one and the same time apparently wished by the latter gift to distract man from the evil she had done him by the former, and by only permitting him to live for a few years after the loss of his passions seems to show her pity by early deliverance from a life that reduces him to reason as his sole resource." - Nicolas Chamfort

"I spent the first few years of my life in a smallish community in Queens. Back in those early days, kids could roam the streets with relatively little supervision and one place I visited frequently was the local library. This particular branch was little more than a storefront but to me it was an alternative universe where I could explore my interests and receive kind, informative answers to my questions from the wonderful librarians." - Jonathan Kellerman

"Four or five years - nothing at all. But no one over thirty could understand this peculiarly weighted and condensed time, from late teens to early twenties, a stretch of life that needed a name, from school leaver to salaried professional, with a university and affairs and death and choices in between. I had forgotten how recent my childhood was, how long and inescapable it once seemed. How grown up and how unchanged I was." - Ian Mcewan

"I was born in the south of France, I moved to Paris 30 years ago. I was running nightclubs and restaurants, so that was my business - working until six o'clock every morning, and then one day I noticed my wife. We opened the gallery together. She got pregnant, she was 22, I was 35, and it was time for me to change my life, and I decided to wake up early - wake up at the time I used to sleep." - Patrick Seguin

"Life Insurance Motto - Robbing the widows early and orphan." - Ethel Mumford

"Do not desire a long life or an early death" - Shri Radhe Maa

"Very early in my life it was already too late." - Elizabeth Wurtzel

"Recognize your highest calling as early as possible in life." - Frank McKinney

"A mystery, and a dream, should my early life seem." - Edgar Allan Poe

"The key to success in life is getting up early." - Jenni Rivera

"Life begins at conception, but allow early abortions." - Fred Thompson

"Most people in life, give up too early." - John Mellencamp

"I was a pretty bad person early in my life." - Ice T

"Very early in my life it was too late." - Marguerite Duras

"I began learning the sportswriting business very early in life." - Dick Schaap



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