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If some years were added to my life, I would give fifty to the study of the Yi, and then I might come to be without great faults.
My mother had to send me to the movies with my birth certificate, so that I wouldn't have to pay the extra fifty cents that the adults had to pay.
I think middle-age is the best time, if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience which often sets in at about fifty.
William Ralph Inge
I like somebody who's not so crazy but likes to have a good time... and who is thoughtful and kind and easy to laugh with. Somebody you can just be yourself with one hundred and fifty percent.
If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
There is a saying in Baltimore that crabs may be prepared in fifty ways and that all of them are good.
H. L. Mencken
The heyday of woman's life is the shady side of fifty.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
This is rather different from the receptions I used to get fifty years ago. They threw things at me then but they were not roses.
Susan B. Anthony
In books, you can just wallow in dialogue, and you can just wallow in written words. In screenplays, every line has to serve the purpose of the line that's implied before it and the line that's implied after it. Maybe five lines have to do the work of fifty lines.
In England we have come to rely upon a comfortable time-lag of fifty years or a century intervening between the perception that something ought to be done and a serious attempt to do it.
H. G. Wells
The Russians imitate French ways, but always at a distance of fifty years.
In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty percent of publicity.
For each letter received from a creditor, write fifty lines on an extraterrestrial subject and you will be saved.
Unless you have made a complete surrender and are doing his will it will avail you nothing if you've reformed a thousand times and have your name on fifty church records.
At some point, I would like to write a book and other things, but I work best when there is some sort of deadline in my own mind, but not when fifty people or fifty million people are breathing down the back of my neck.
I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in fifty years what my father taught me by example in one week.
If you file your waste-paper basket for fifty years, you have a public library.
One has to be able to count if only so that at fifty one doesn't marry a girl of twenty.
You may be sick of what you did the first half of your life, but you don't have to just walk around and play golf or doing nothing. It's not like fifty is the new thirty. It's like fifty is the new chapter.
By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.
Do I need fifty finger-painted pictures by my toddler, or is one enough to capture this time of life? Mementos work best when they're carefully chosen - and when they don't take up much room!
The great social adventure of America is no longer the conquest of the wilderness but the absorption of fifty different peoples.
Even if you live forty or fifty years in this world, and then die, you cannot take all your goods with you.
I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete. Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their classes.
Well, I've been reading a lot about the fifty years since the Second World War, about Western foreign policy and all that. I try not to let it get to me, but sometimes I just think that there's no hope.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
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