Famous quotes containing the word elders:

    I came there as prime steak and now I feel like low-grade hamburger.
    —Joycelyn Elders (b. 1933)

    ... abortion opponents love little babies as long as they are in somebody else’s uterus.
    —Joycelyn Elders (b. 1933)

    Like children, the elders are a burden. But unlike children, they offer no hope or promise. They are a weight and an encumbrance and a mirror of our own mortality. It takes a person of great heart to see past this fact and to see the wisdom the elders have to offer, and so serve them out of gratitude for the life they have passed on to us.
    Kent Nerburn (20th century)