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Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.

Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.

Muscles come and go; flab lasts.

Nature abhors the old, and old age seems the only disease; all others run into this one. See quote detail

Nature is full of freaks, and now puts an old head on young shoulders, and then a young heart beating under fourscore winters. See quote detail

Never have I enjoyed youth so thoroughly as I have in my old age. In writing Dialogues in Limbo, The Last Puritan, and now all these descriptions of the friends of my youth and the young friends of my middle age, I have drunk the pleasure of life more pure, more joyful than it ever was when mingled with all the hidden anxieties and little annoyances of actual living. Nothing is inherently and invincibly young except spirit. And spirit can enter a human being perhaps better in the quiet of old age and dwell there more undisturbed than in the turmoil of adventure. See quote detail

No man is ever old enough to know better.

No snow falls lighter than the snow of age; but none lies heavier, for it never melts. It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily.

No wise man ever wished to be younger.

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.

Nothing is more disgraceful than that an old man should have nothing to show to prove that he has lived long, except his years.

Of all the faculties of the human mind that of memory is the first which suffers decay from age. See quote detail

Of middle age the best that can be said is that a middle-aged person has likely learned how to have a little fun in spite of his troubles. See quote detail

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair.

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair.

Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.

Old age has deformities enough of its own. - It should never add to them the deformity of vice.

Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.

Old age is a blessed time. It gives us leisure to put off our earthly garments one by one, and dress ourselves for heaven.


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