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Old age is a shipwreck.

Old age is a tyrant, which forbids the pleasures of youth on pain of death.

Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.

Old age is no place for sissies.

Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.

Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternatives.

Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.

Old men's eyes are like old men's memories; they are strongest for things a long way off.

Old places and old persons in their turn, when spirit dwells in them, have intrinsic vitality of which youth is incapable; precisely the balance and wisdom that comes from long perspectives and broad foundations. See quote detail

Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful.

Our youth and manhood are due to our country, but our declining years are due to ourselves.

Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age.

Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns how to be amused rather than shocked. See quote detail

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.

Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at mid-day.

Pull out a gray hair and seven will come to its funeral.

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.


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