Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too
little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the
full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
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!
You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified.
Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair.
If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.
By candle-light nobody would have taken you for above
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
The awareness of the ambiguity of one's highest achievements (as well as one's deepest failures) is a definite symptom of maturity.
We get too soon old and too late smart. -Pennsylvania Dutch proverb.
The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life's tragedy.
Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it
ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
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