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Age is not all decay; it is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk.

The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little.
My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.
Growing old is not growing up.
A person is always startled when he hears himself called old for the first time.
The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.
Age is not important unless you're a cheese.
Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.
Life begins at 40 -- but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.
Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow up.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.
I'm at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table.
By the time you're eighty years old you've learned everything. You only have to remember it.
You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart.
Age. That period of life in which we compound for the vices that remain by reviling those we have no longer the vigor to commit.
I hope I never get so old I get religious.
While we look not a that things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. [2 Corinthians 4:18]
To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.
These are the soul's changes. I don't believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism.
You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned.
Maturity is that time when the mirrors in our mind turn to windows and instead of seeing the reflection of ourselves we see others.
As for the pyramids, there is nothing to wonder at in them so much as the fact that so many men could be found degraded enough to spend their lives constructing a tomb for some ambitious booby, whom it would have been wiser and manlier to have drowned in the Nile, and then given his body to the dogs.
If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.
No wise man ever wished to be younger.
Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty; for in my youth I never did apply hot and rebellious liquors in my blood; and did not, with unbashful forehead, woo the means of weakness and debility: therefore my age is as a lusty winter, frosty but kindly.
As for old age, embrace and love it. It abounds with pleasure if you know how to use it. The gradually declining years are among the sweetest in a man's life, and I maintain that, even when they have reached the extreme limit, they have their pleasure still.
The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences.
Getting old is a fascination thing. The older you get, the older you want to get.
Study until twenty five, investigate until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.
The complete life, the perfect pattern, includes old age as well as youth and maturity. The beauty of the morning and the radiance of noon are good, but it would be a very silly person who drew the curtains and turned on the light in order to shut out the tranquillity of the evening. Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap into this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Like spring, but it is too young. I like summer, but it is too proud. So I like best of all autumn, because its tone is mellower, its colors are richer, and it is tinged with a little sorrow. Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, nor the power of summer, but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age. It knows the limitations of life and its content.
From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life.
Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.
Age, like distance lends a double charm.
I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.
The worst old age is that of the mind.
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.