As tears go by, so the years go by. Here are some proverbs and quotes about years.

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Annual rings in a tree, one for each year.

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A cup of coffee commits one to forty years of friendship.

A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years.

A good year is determined by its spring.

A strange amazing day that comes only once every four years... A day of temporal tune up!
Vera Nazarian

A year of snow, a year of plenty.

After 12 years, the old butterflies came back. Well, I guess at my age you call them moths.
Franco Harris

Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.
George William Curtis

All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.
Ronald Reagan
His own desk?

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Abraham Lincoln

Can we uninstall 2020 and re-install it? This version has a virus.
(unknown author)

Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves.
Eric Sevareid

Don't just count your years, make your years count.
George Meredith

Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.
Sammy Hagar

For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen. Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn't have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.
Stephen Hawking

For more than 30 years, the science has been crystal clear. How dare you continue to look away and come here saying that you're doing enough, when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight.
Greta Thunberg

For years and years and years, I thought my brain was the most important organ of my body, until one day I thought, hmm. Look who’s telling me that!
George Carlin

He fasted for a whole year and then broke his fast with an onion.

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.'
Alfred Lord Tennyson

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
Albert Einstein

I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the years'.
Henry Moore

If you're over 52 years old and you're on Facebook, do us all a favor and log off now.
Denis Leary

In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress.
John Adams

In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October.
Alexander Smith

It is now 14 years since I first suggested that organic farming might have some benefits and ought to be taken seriously. I shall never forget the vehemence of the reaction.. much of it coming from the sort of people who regard agriculture as an industrial process, with production as the sole yardstick of success.
Prince Charles

One minute of patience, ten years of peace.

Plan your year in the spring, your day at dawn.

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

The cricket cries, the year changes.

The Internet has got great tools. How we lived without Google all those years I don't know.
Pete Hamill

The rose of the old year withers away as the new bud begins to bloom.
Terri Guillemets

The total amount of energy we use every year - from coal, oil, natural gas, hydro, nuclear, and everything else - is dwarfed by the amount of solar energy hitting the planet each year.
Ramez Naam

The world is tired, the year is old,
The faded leaves are glad to die...
Sara Teasdale
Source: November

Truth is more valuable if it takes you a few years to find it.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain

When I think of Mick Jagger still singing that he can't get any satisfaction in over forty years of being in the Rolling Stones, I have to conclude that he's either lying or not all that bright.
Henry Rollins

When Strauss was writing his music, it was dance music. Now it's classical music. So how can you tell me that in 50 years' time film music will not turn out to be classical music?
Zbigniew Preisner

Year of snow fruit will grow.

Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to involve your brain.
Dave Barry

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