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    T. S. Eliot

    I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.

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    Bill Vaughan

    Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.

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    William Ernest Hocking

    I find that a man is as old as his work. If his work keeps him from moving forward, he will look forward with the work.

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    Ira Gershwin

    Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair.

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    Bette Midler

    After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.

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    Alan Bleasdale

    To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love.

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    Victor Hugo

    Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.

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    James Thurber

    Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.

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    Harold Coffin

    Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.

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    Sam Ewing

    Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.

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    Doris Lessing

    The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.

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    Pope Paul VI

    In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day's long.

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    Albert Camus

    Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.

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    Sophocles

    A man growing old becomes a child again.

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    Dorothy Canfield Fisher

    Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.

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    Amos Bronson Alcott

    While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.

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    Samuel Ullman

    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.

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    Marcus Tullius Cicero

    As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.

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    Betty Friedan

    Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.

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    Eleanor Roosevelt

    Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.

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    Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Old age is fifteen years older than I am.

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    Muriel Spark

    When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.

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    Don Marquis

    Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.

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    Henri Frederic Amiel

    I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel.

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    Golda Meir

    Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.

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    Maurice Chevalier

    A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.

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    Warren Beatty

    My notion of a wife at 40 is that a man should be able to change her, like a bank note, for two 20s.

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    Sinclair Lewis

    Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it, old age is still old age.

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    Francis Bacon

    I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.

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    Willard Scott

    I get all fired up about aging in America.

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    Logan P. Smith

    The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.

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    Agatha Christie

    An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.

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    William Feather

    One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young.

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    George Bernard Shaw

    Every man over forty is a scoundrel.

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    Kitty O'Neill Collins

    Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.

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    Judith Viorst

    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.

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    Jane Elliot

    Age is how we determine how valuable you are.

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    Victor Hugo

    When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.

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    Margaret Mead

    As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost.

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    Robert Frost

    A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.

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    Doris Day

    The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it.

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    Henry Ford

    Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

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    Josh Billings

    I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry.

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    Tom Stoppard

    Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

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    Euripides

    Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.

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    Mignon McLaughlin

    There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone; but, years after, we know it was much later.

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    Leon Edel

    The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis.

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    Harrison Ford

    You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.

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    Frank A. Clark

    We've put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it.

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    Doris Day

    Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.

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    Bill Cosby

    Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.

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    Mark Twain

    Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

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    Pablo Picasso

    It takes a long time to become young.

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    Hume Cronyn

    The whole business of marshaling one's energies becomes more and more important as one grows older.

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    Marvin Davis

    As men get older, the toys get more expensive.

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    Lauren Bacall

    I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.

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    Sting

    I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children.

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    Hosea Ballou

    Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.

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    Louis Kronenberger

    Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.

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    Knut Hamsun

    In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past, we have arrived.

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    Charles de Gaulle

    Old age is a shipwreck.

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    Confucius

    Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.

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    Kevin Spacey

    If you haven't turned rebel by twenty you've got no heart; if you haven't turned establishment by thirty you've got no brains!

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    Marcus Tullius Cicero

    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.

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    Amos Bronson Alcott

    To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.

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    Henry David Thoreau

    None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.

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    Frances Conroy

    As you age naturally, your family shows more and more on your face. If you deny that, you deny your heritage.

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    Theodore Roosevelt

    Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.

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    Fay Weldon

    There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.

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    C. S. Lewis

    How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.

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    Andre Maurois

    Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.

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    Rabindranath Tagore

    Age considers; youth ventures.

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    Christine Lahti

    I don't want to fight aging; I want to take good care of myself, but plastic surgery and all that? I'm not interested.

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    J. B. Priestley

    We pay when old for the excesses of youth.

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    Doug Larson

    The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.

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    Dwight L. Moody

    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.

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    All diseases run into one, old age.

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    Brigitte Bardot

    It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.

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    Max Lerner

    The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little.

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    Voltaire

    What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.

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    James Broughton

    I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.

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    Bob Hope

    Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.

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    Casey Stengel

    The trick is growing up without growing old.

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    Gene Fowler

    He has a profound respect for old age. Especially when it's bottled.

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    George Burns

    You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.

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    Katharine Graham

    No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.

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    Don Marquis

    Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.

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    Bob Wells

    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.

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    Andrew Carnegie

    As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.

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    Emily Dickinson

    Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.

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    Bette Davis

    Old age is no place for sissies.

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    Susan Anton

    There is an anti-aging possibility, but it has to come from within.

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    Mark Twain

    Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

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    Stanislaw Lec

    Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

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    Beverly Sills

    In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.

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    Shelley Duvall

    I'm not afraid of aging.

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    Aristotle

    Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.

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    Holbrook Jackson

    No man is ever old enough to know better.

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    Bob Hope

    I don't feel old. I don't feel anything till noon. That's when it's time for my nap.

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    Jim Fiebig

    Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.

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    Helen Gurley Brown

    After you're older, two things are possibly more important than any others: health and money.

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    Kurt Vonnegut

    True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.

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    Pearl S. Buck

    We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.

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