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Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples.

Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye, it because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.
The trouble with our age is that it is all signpost and no destination.
One of the aged greatest miseries is that they cannot easily find a companion able to share the memories of the past.
You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.
You're only young once, but you can be immature forever.
Women over fifty already form one of the largest groups in the population structure of the western world. As long as they like themselves, they will not be an oppressed minority. In order to like themselves they must reject trivialization by others of who and what they are. A grown woman should not have to masquerade as a girl in order to remain in the land of the living.
Rejoice that you have still have a long time to live, before the thought comes to you that there is nothing more in the world to see.
Seek ye counsel of the aged for their eyes have looked on the faces of the years and their ears have hardened to the voices of Life. Even if their counsel is displeasing to you, pay heed to them.
I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.
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.
Youth is a blunder, manhood is a struggle and old age a regret.
Keep on raging -- to stop the aging.
A man's as old as he's feeling. A woman as old as she looks.
Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.
There is no one so old as to not think they may live a day longer.
Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us.
The outer passes away; the innermost is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
I always looked to about thirty as the barrier of any real or fierce delight in the passions, and determined to work them out in the younger ore and better veins of the mine --and I flatter myself (perhaps) that I have pretty well done so --and now the dross is coming.
In the name of Hippocrates, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival.
A woman's always younger than a man at equal years.
I believe the true function of age is memory. I'm recording as fast as I can.
I have never known a person to live to be one hundred and be remarkable for anything else.
It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.
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.
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 midday.
Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.
An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick
The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away; than what it leaves behind.
At 46 one must be a miser; only have time for essentials.
But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave.
Now, aged 50, I'm just poised to shoot forth quite free straight and undeflected my bolts whatever they are.
The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.
I delight in men over seventy. They always offer one the devotion of a lifetime.
With care, and skill, and cunning art, She parried Time's malicious dart, And kept the years at bay, Till passion entered in her heart and aged her in a day!
In middle life, the human back is spoiling for a technical knockout and will use the flimsiest excuse, even a sneeze, to fall apart.
Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.

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