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If you associate enough with older people who do enjoy their lives, who are not stored away in any golden ghettos, you will gain a sense of continuity and of the possibility for a full life.

No gray hairs streak my soul, no grandfatherly fondness there! I shake the world with the might of my voice, and walk --handsome, twenty-two year old.
Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul.
Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form.
When I was young I was amazed at Plutarch's statement that the elder Cato began at the age of eighty to learn Greek. I am amazed no longer. Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.
Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.
Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
As life runs on, the road grows strange with faces new -- and near the end. The milestones into headstones change, Neath every one a friend.
When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over.
I venerate old age; and I love not the man who can look without emotion upon the sunset of life, when the dusk of evening begins to gather over the watery eye, and the shadows of twilight grow broader and deeper upon the understanding.
One is rarely an impulsive innovator after the age of sixty, but one can still be a very fine orderly and inventive thinker. One rarely procreates children at that age, but one is all the more skilled at educating those who have already been procreated, and education is procreation of another kind.
He was then in his fifty-fourth year, when even in the case of poets reason and passion begin to discuss a peace treaty and usually conclude it not very long afterwards.
I have found it to be true that the older I've become the better my life has become.
It is a sobering thought, that when Mozart was my age he had been dead for two years.
When you get to fifty-two food becomes more important than sex.
The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name.
O what a thing is age! Death without death's quiet.
Old people love to give good advice to console themselves for no longer being able to set a bad example.
Old age is not a disease -- it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Few people know how to be old.
Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.
Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift; in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.
For the last third of life there remains only work. It alone is always stimulating, rejuvenating, exciting and satisfying.
I'm like old wine. They don't bring me out very often, but I'm well preserved.
In my twenties, my pleasures tended to be physical. In my thirties, my pleasures tended to be intellectual. I can't say which was more exquisite.
How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
The short bloom of our brief and narrow life flies far away. While we are calling for flowers and wine and woman, old age is upon us.
At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest.
Talking is the disease of age.
When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of twenty-one, little did I suspect that I should be at forty-nine, what I now am.
Wrecked on the lee shore of age.
At last now you can be what the old cannot recall and the young long for in dreams, yet still include them all.
I think middle-age is the best time, if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience which often sets in at about fifty.
How can the moribund old man reason back to himself the romance, the mystery, the imminence of great things with which our old earth tingled for him in the days when he was young and well?
When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.
Those who search beyond the natural limits will retain good hearing and clear vision, their bodies will remain light and strong, and although they grow old in years they will remain able-bodied and flourishing; and those who are able-bodied can govern to
I don't generally feel anything until noon, then it's time for my nap.