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Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.

Age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress, and as the evening twilight fades away the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. See quote detail

Age is rarely despised but when it is contemptible.

Age should fly concourse, cover in repeat defects of judgment, and the will subdue; walk thoughtful on the silent, solemn shore of that vast ocean it must sail so soon.

Age sits with decent grace upon his visage, and worthily becomes his silver locks, who wears the marks of many years well spent, of virtue, truth well tried, and wise experience.

Age that lessens the enjoyment of life, increases our desire of living.

Age will not be defied.

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.

All diseases run into one, old age.

An aged Christian, with the snow of time upon his head, may remind us that those points of earth are whitest which are nearest to heaven.

An archaeologist is the best husband any woman can have: the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.

An old man is twice a child.

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.  Anyone who keeps learning stays young.  The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.

As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost.

As we advance in life the circle of our pains enlarges, while that of our pleasures contracts.

As we grow old we become both more foolish  and more wise.

As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity.

As you become older, gradually accustom yourself to neglect. See quote detail


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