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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