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At 20 years of age the will reigns, at 30 the wit, at 40 the judgment. See quote detail

At sixty, labor ought to be over, at least from direct necessity. It is painful to see old age working itself to death, in what are called civilized countries, for its daily bread. See quote detail

At twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he's seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he knows he can't. See quote detail

At twenty, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; at forty, the judgment; afterward, proportion of character.

Bad news isn't wine. It doesn't improve with age.

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.

Call him not old whose visionary brain Holds o'er the past its undivided reign. For him in vain the envious seasons roll Who bears eternal summer in his soul. See quote detail

Cautious age suspects the flattering form, and only credits what experience tells.

Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful, kindly, sunshiny old age.

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.

Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man's lifetime income - which he then spends sending his son to college.

Even in America, the Indian summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone - but never hustled. See quote detail

Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.

Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.

Every man over forty is a scoundrel.

Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.

Good wishes are all an old man has to offer to his country or friends. See quote detail

Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon, silvering over the evening of life.


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