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Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.
The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.
To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old.
Oliver Wendel Holmes Jr.
Age, like distance lends a double charm.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
I don't generally feel anything until noon, then it's time for my nap.
Those who search beyond the natural limits will retain good hearing and clear vision, their bodies will remain light and strong, and although they grow old in years they will remain able-bodied and flourishing; and those who are able-bodied can govern to
Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.
My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.
At last now you can be what the old cannot recall and the young long for in dreams, yet still include them all.
Wrecked on the lee shore of age.
Sarah Orne Jewett
When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of twenty-one, little did I suspect that I should be at forty-nine, what I now am.
From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life.
How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
(Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
In my twenties, my pleasures tended to be physical. In my thirties, my pleasures tended to be intellectual. I can't say which was more exquisite.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye, it because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.
For the last third of life there remains only work. It alone is always stimulating, rejuvenating, exciting and satisfying.
The trouble with our age is that it is all signpost and no destination.
Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.
Few people know how to be old.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name.
The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.
It is a sobering thought, that when Mozart was my age he had been dead for two years.
When you get to fifty-two food becomes more important than sex.
The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.
I have found it to be true that the older I've become the better my life has become.
Like spring, but it is too young. I like summer, but it is too proud. So I like best of all autumn, because its tone is mellower, its colors are richer, and it is tinged with a little sorrow. Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, nor the power of summer, but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age. It knows the limitations of life and its content.
To be seventy years old is like climbing the Alps. You reach a snow-crowned summit, and see behind you the deep valley stretching miles and miles away, and before you other summits higher and whiter, which you may have strength to climb, or may not. Then you sit down and meditate and wonder which it will be.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
When I was young I was amazed at Plutarch's statement that the elder Cato began at the age of eighty to learn Greek. I am amazed no longer. Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.
W. Somerset Maugham
No gray hairs streak my soul, no grandfatherly fondness there! I shake the world with the might of my voice, and walk --handsome, twenty-two year old.
Men of my age live in a state of continual desperation.
If you associate enough with older people who do enjoy their lives, who are not stored away in any golden ghettos, you will gain a sense of continuity and of the possibility for a full life.
Old age is like flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.
Not till the fire is dying in the grate, Look we for any kinship with the stars. Oh, wisdom never comes when it is gold, And the great price we paid for it full worth: We have it only when we are half earth. Little avails that coinage to the old!
Don't just count your years, make your years count.
How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth, stolen on his wing my three-and-twentieth year!
We are not limited by our old ages; we are liberate by it.
Minds ripen at very different ages.
Nature should have been pleased to have made this age miserable, without making it also ridiculous.
Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
Someday you will read in the papers that Moody is dead. Don't you believe a word of it. At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. I was born of the flesh in 1837, I was born of the spirit in 1855. That which is born of the flesh may die. That which is born of the Spirit shall live forever.
Dwight L. Moody
Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.
Arthur E. Morgan
When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory.
I think in twenty years I'll be looked at like Bob Hope. Doing those president jokes and golf shit. It scares me.
In mid-life the man wants to see how irresistible he still is to younger women. How they turn their hearts to stone and more or less commit a murder of their marriage I just don't know, but they do.
The older you get the stronger the wind gets -- and it's always in your face.
How people keep correcting us when we are young! There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over. Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life.
My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage.
You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.
Here, with whitened hair, desires failing, strength ebbing out of him, with the sun gone down and with only the serenity and the calm warning of the evening star left to him, he drank to Life, to all it had been, to what it was, to what it would be. Hurrah!
The old -- like children -- talk to themselves, for they have reached that hopeless wisdom of experience which knows that though one were to cry it in the streets to multitudes, or whisper it in the kiss to one's beloved, the only ears that can ever hear one's secrets are one's own!
When you're 50 you start thinking about things you haven't thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity -- but actually it's about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial.
Joyce Carol Oates
Study until twenty five, investigate until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.
Sir William Osler
One of the most important phases of maturing is that of growth from self-centering to an understanding relationship to others. A person is not mature until he has both an ability and a willingness to see himself as one among others and to do unto those others as he would have them do to him.
Harry A. Overstreet
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