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There are people whose watch stops at a certain hour and who remain permanently at that age.

Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force.
Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end.
Age does not matter if the matter does not age.
As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity.
No one grows old by living. Only by losing interest in living.
Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
Age considers; youth ventures.
An old man loved is winter with flowers.
We pay when old for the excesses of youth.
One of the delights known to age, and beyond the grasp of youth, is that of Not Going.
Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.
Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.
Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold and have escaped, not from one master, but from many.
A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.
In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day's long.
Age-based retirement arbitrarily severs productive persons from their livelihood, squanders their talents, scars their health, strains an already overburdened Social Security system, and drives many elderly people into poverty and despair. Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism.
Getting older is like riding a bicycle, if you don't keep pedalling, you'll fall.
Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism.
A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, At my age, I don't even buy green bananas.
Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character.
Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.
It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily.
You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
The old -- like children -- talk to themselves, for they have reached that hopeless wisdom of experience which knows that though one were to cry it in the streets to multitudes, or whisper it in the kiss to one's beloved, the only ears that can ever hear one's secrets are one's own!
When you're 50 you start thinking about things you haven't thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity -- but actually it's about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial.
Here, with whitened hair, desires failing, strength ebbing out of him, with the sun gone down and with only the serenity and the calm warning of the evening star left to him, he drank to Life, to all it had been, to what it was, to what it would be. Hurrah!
My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage.
The older you get the stronger the wind gets -- and it's always in your face.
Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.
I think in twenty years I'll be looked at like Bob Hope. Doing those president jokes and golf shit. It scares me.
Someday you will read in the papers that Moody is dead. Don't you believe a word of it. At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. I was born of the flesh in 1837, I was born of the spirit in 1855. That which is born of the flesh may die. That which is born of the Spirit shall live forever.
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.
Nature should have been pleased to have made this age miserable, without making it also ridiculous.
We are not limited by our old ages; we are liberate by it.
How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth, stolen on his wing my three-and-twentieth year!
Not till the fire is dying in the grate, Look we for any kinship with the stars. Oh, wisdom never comes when it is gold, And the great price we paid for it full worth: We have it only when we are half earth. Little avails that coinage to the old!
Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death.
Being seventy is not a sin.
Old age is like flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.