The Best Wine comes out of an Old Vessel (Post No. 2748)


Compiled  by London swaminathan

Date: 22 April 2016


Post No. 2748


Time uploaded in London :– 14-05


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Picture:-Four generations of British royalty; queen is 90 years old.


1.Mere greying of hair does not make one old-

–Manu Smrti 2-156


2.An old man’s sayings are seldom untrue.


3.An assembly without the aged is not assembly at all

–Hitopadesa 3-61


4.If you wish good advice, consult an old man.


5.Aged people are to be consulted about the stately path

–Satopadesa prabanda


6.An old dog barks not in vain.


7.Wisdom dawns with service to the elderly

–subashita ratna bandagaram 3-601


8.Years know more than books

9.A courtesan though aged is sweet sixteen and the monk though young is a centenarian

10.It is good to follow the old fox

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11.You cannot catch old birds with chaff


12.The best wine comes out of an old vessel


13.An old car well used may outlast a new one abused

14.As the old cock crows, so crows the young

15.You cant teach an old dog new tricks.


16.An old ox makes a straight furrow

17.The king should adhere to the words of the wizened

—Brhat katha manjari


18.Where the old age is evil, youth can learn no good.


19.They are not really old who do not bespeak righteousness

Hitopadesam and Kahavatratnakar


20.Old wives are good maidens

oldest vendor

21.An old man treasures a young wife more dearly than life itself

—Hitopadesam 1-112

22.An old ox will find a shelter for himself


23.Remove an old tree and it will wither to death.



Negative aspects of old age


24.When bees are old, they yield no honey

25.Old cattle breed not.

26.Old age slackens the mind


27.Old age is a hospital that takes in all disease

28.A hundred disorders have old age.

29.Old vessels must leak

30.An old man is a bed full of bones.


gandhi 2

31.Old age is sickness of itself

32.Old churches have dim windows.

33.Old people have to swallow hundreds of difficulties.

Generation gap

34.Youth and age will never agree

35.The old cow thinks that she was never a calf.

36.Old age come stealing on.

37.They that live longest, must die at last.

38.The cure for the old age is the grave


39.The old man has his death before his eyes; the young man

behind his back.


40.Death sends his challenge in a grey hair.



41.Grey hairs are not death’s blossom.

42.Who will give money to the old?

–Brhat katha manjari




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