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The Chance of a Lifetime: An Anthology for the Ageless
The Chance of a Lifetime An Anthology for the Ageless Author:Greene, Eva and Barbara An anthology of quotes: some prose, some poetry, some single statements. Small line drawings by Dorothy Sturgis Harding. — From the dust jacket flap: — "Too often during the stress of growing up and the tensions of middle age, there is no time to turn the jewel of experience about and really be aware of all its facets. This book is a plea for th... more »e joyful exploration of the new horizons retirement from job or career can present.
'It is in the autumn of our lives that most of us,' writes Barbara Greene in her Foreword to this volume, 'are given the chance of a lifetime to begin anew, each according to his nature...Whether we waste it or use it, whether we enjoy it or let it depress us, depends on ourselves alone.'
The passages selected for quotation in this book invite the reader to use that chance joyfully and to appreciate the new path into which he or she is turning.
Besides a variety of expression from such writers as Marcus Aurelius, Deane Inge, Ben Franklin, Anne Lindbergh, St. Exupery--to mention only a few of the many writers whose works are sampled in this unusual collection of prose and poetry--several contemporary figures who have made their mark in literature and the arts have contributed statements of their belief to this anthology. Gerald Heard, Sir Malcolm Sargent, the Duke of Wellington, Madame Helene Zelezny-Scholz, John Knittel, bear eloquent testimony to the widening of one's horizon that is implicit in later years--if one but looks toward it."« less