Mason Cooley Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old mason cooley quotes, mason cooley sayings, and mason cooley proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


In retirement, only money and symptoms are consequential.     

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Retirement is a one-way trip to insignificance.     

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Retirement requires the invention of a new hedonism, not a return to the hedonism of youth.     

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Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.     

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Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.     

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Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.     

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Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.     

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As equality increases, so does the number of people struggling for predominance.     

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Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence.     

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Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better.      

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Vacations prove that a life of pleasure is overrated.     

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Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.     

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In the theater of confusion, knowing the location of the exits is what counts.     

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Worried about being a dull fellow? You might develop your talent for being irritating.     

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For many, immaturity is an ideal, not a defect.     

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Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort.     

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The lonely become either thoughtful or empty.     

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Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.     

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My mind is led astray by every faint rustle.     

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Denial of one appetite sharpens the others.     

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Withhold admiration from a narcissist and be disliked. Give it and be treated with indifference.     

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Narcissus weeps to find that his Image does not return his love.     

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A: What is the meaning of life? B: I know, but I won't tell you.     

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Self-pity dries up our sympathy for others.     

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A free spirit must be able to surmount anxiety time after time.     

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Old age: I fall asleep during the funerals of my friends.     

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Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge     

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Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge.     

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Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.     

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Nothing more cheerful than talking about our friend's shortcomings.     

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