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In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern. - Edward George Bulwer-Lytton


It is my contention that civil disobedience's are nothing but the latest form of voluntary association, and that they are thus quite in tune with the oldest traditions of the country. - Hannah Arendt


The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt. - Henry George


The best wine is the oldest, the best water the newest. - William Blake


The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them. - Samuel Butler


Oft expectation fails, and most oft where most it promises; and oft it hits where hope is coldest; and despair most sits. - William Shakespeare


The coldest winter I ever spent was summer in San Francisco. - Mark Twain


I am the oldest living white man, especially at seven in the morning. - Robert Charles Benchley


The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles. - Ralph Waldo Emerson