Famous quotes containing the word oldest:

    The devil possesses the broadest perspectives for God, and consequently he stays so far away from him:Mthe devil being the oldest friend of knowledge.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    It is a doctrine alike of the oldest and of the newest philosophy, that man is one, and that you cannot injure any member, without a sympathetic injury to all the members.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    I perceive that in these woods the earliest settlements are, for various reasons, clustering about the lakes, but partly, I think, for the sake of the neighborhood as the oldest clearings. They are forest schools already established,—great centres of light.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)