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Sad spectacle that a man should live and be fed that he may fill a paragraph every year in the newspapers for his wonderful age, as we record the weight and girth of the Bog Ox or Mammoth Girl. We do not count a man's years until he has nothing else to count. See quote detail

So people think I'm lying about my age all the time? It's the records that are wrong. I've never told anyone how old I am. The minute they ask me, I say 'That's none of your business.' So that means I've never once lied about my age. Now that's true!

Some men never seem to grow old. Always active in thought, always ready to adopt new ideas, they are never chargeable with fogyism. Satisfied, yet ever dissatisfied, settled, yet ever unsettled, they always enjoy the best of what is, and are the first to find the best of what will be.

Study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.

That man never grows old who keeps a child in his heart.

That old man dies prematurely whose memory records no benefits conferred. They only have lived long who have lived virtuously.

That which is called dotage, is not the weak point of all old men, but only of such as are distinguished by their levity and weakness.

The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.

The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis.

The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.

The evening of a well spent life brings its lamps with it.

The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.

The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.

The Grecian ladies counted their age from their marriage, not from their birth.

The man and woman of seventy assume to know all, they have outlived their hope, they renounce aspiration, accept the actual for the necessary, and talk down to the young. See quote detail

The old believe everything: the middle-aged suspect everything: the young know everything.

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. See quote detail

The older you get the simpler you want to make it. See quote detail

The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.

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