We pay when old for the excesses of youth.
J. B. Priestley
My notion of a wife at 40 is that a man should be able to change her, like a bank note, for two 20s.
No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.
In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.
While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.
Amos Bronson Alcott
No man is ever old enough to know better.
There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.
Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.
He has a profound respect for old age. Especially when it's bottled.
Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it, old age is still old age.
In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past, we have arrived.
I get all fired up about aging in America.
When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.
The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis.
The whole business of marshaling one's energies becomes more and more important as one grows older.
The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it.
Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.
Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair.
The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified.
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