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The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it!

The same space of time seems shorter as we grow older... in youth we may have an absolutely new experience, subjective or objective, every hour of the day. Apprehension is vivid, retentiveness strong, and our recollections of that time, like those of a time spent in rapid and interesting travel, are of something intricate, multitudinous, and longdrawn out. But as each passing year converts some of this experience into automatic routine which we hardly note at all, the days and the week smooth themselves out in recollection to contentless units, and the years grow hollow and collapse. See quote detail

The surest sign of age is loneliness. While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot be old, whatever his years may be. See quote detail

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.

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.

The trick is growing up without growing old.

The vices of old age have the stiffness of it too; and as it is the unfittest time to learn in, so the unfitness of it to unlearn will be found much greater.

The whale is endangered, while the ant continues to do just fine.

The whole business of marshaling one's energies becomes more and more important as one grows older.

The wonderful world of home appliances now makes it possible to cook indoors with charcoal and outdoors with gas.

The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool. See quote detail

There are three classes into which all the women past seventy years of age I have ever known, were divided: that dear old soul; that old woman; that old witch.

There are two things which grow stronger in the breast of man, in proportion as he advances in years: the love of country and religion. Let them be never so much forgotten in youth, they sooner or later present themselves to us arrayed in all their charms, and excite in the recesses of our hearts an attachment justly due to their beauty.

There cannot live a more unhappy creature than an ill-natured old man, who is neither capable of receiving pleasures, nor sensible of doing them to others.

There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone; but, years after, we know it was much later.

There is not a more repulsive spectacle than an old man who will not forsake the world, which has already forsaken him.

There is still no cure for the common birthday.

There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.

These are the effects of doting age; vain doubts, and idle cares, and over caution.

Thirst of power and of riches now bear sway, the passion and infirmity of age.


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