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Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.
Sarah Orne Jewett
The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
What I quickly discovered is that our so-called new South Africa has as much material for a story-teller as the old one. The landscape hasn't really changed. Who is in power now is different to who was in power then, but the squatter camps grow like cancer, the rich get richer, the poor get poorer.
If I say I've got two versions of Word - that old one from 1982 that's perfect, with zero defects; or the new one that's got all this cool new stuff, but there might be a few bugs in it - people always want the new one. But I wouldn't want them to operate a plane I was on with software that happened to be the latest greatest release!
We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely... change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.
George A. Sheehan
Every trick is an old one, but with a change of players, a change of dress, it comes out as new as before.
Next to the pleasure of finding a new mistress is that of being rid of an old one.
You can make a new friend but you can't make an old one.
If you want a baby, have a new one. Don't baby the old one.
I can change a diaper in 30 seconds flat. I set the new one beneath the old one. That way, it's just wipe and pull the flap over.
Next to coming to a good understanding with a new mistress, I love a quarrel with an old one.
Actually, I began to think that maybe there is a god, after all. Or maybe it's a different one. The old one got fired.
When a new book is published, read an old one.
You can call me an older woman - I don't mind that at all - just don't call me an old one, because I'm not.
Many people mistakenly think a new technology cancels out an old one.
Politics can be relatively fair in the breathing spaces of history; at its critical turning points there is no other rule possible than the old one, that the end justifies the means.
When a grown man reaches forty, we change him for an old one. He has completely disappeared. There's only the most superficial resemblance between the two of them. Nothing is handed on from one to the other.
The first time I read an excellent work, it is to me just as if I gained a new friend; and when I read over a book I have perused before, it resembles the meeting of an old one.
I prefer the new me a million times more over than the old one.
I have the bigger iPad, but the Mini is the best. It just seems perfect. The old one seems so big and heavy. I like simple and clean.
Whenever anyone calls me 'The new J..K. Rowling,' I think, 'What's wrong with the old one?'
For all my criticisms of the current system, it doesn't mean that I would like to return to the old one.
The idea that man is a tabula rasa, or Mao's sheet of blank paper upon which the most beautiful characters can be written, is an old one with disastrous implications. I do not think though that the cults you mention could survive honest thought about human nature.
It is already clear, after twenty years of socialism in Russia, that if you do not provide your society with a new religion, it will gradually revert to the old one.
If there really is no new way to be found, we are not afraid to stick with the old one that we found previously. So, I do not make every building different.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
C. S. Lewis
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