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AGE
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[ Also see Aging Ancestry Antiquity Babies Birth Birthday Decay Experience Middle Age Old Age Past Ruins Time Youth ]

Age carries all things away, even the mind.
  [Lat., Omnia fert aetas, animum quoque.]
      - Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil),
        Eclogues (IX, 51)

Stronger by weakness, wiser men become,
  As they draw near to their eternal home.
      - Edmund Waller

Venerable men! you have come down to us from a former generation. Heaven has bounteously lengthened out your lives, that you might behold this joyous day.
      - Daniel Webster,
        Address at Laying the Corner-Stone of the Bunker Hill Monument

Is not old wine wholesomest, old pippins toothsomest, old wood burn brightest, old linen wash brightest? Old soldiers, sweetheart, are surest, and old lovers are soundest.
      - John Webster, Westward Ho (act II, sc. 1)

Some persons resemble certain trees, such as the nut, which flowers in February and ripens its fruit in September; or the juniper and the arbutus; which take a whole year or more to perfect their fruit; and others, the cherry, which takes between two an three months.
      - Archbishop Richard Whately

True wisdom, indeed, springs from the wide brain which is fed from the deep heart; and it is only when age warms its withering conceptions at the memory of its youthful fire, when it makes experience serve aspiration, and knowledge illumine the difficult paths through which thoughts thread their way into facts,--it is only then that age becomes broadly and nobly wise.
      - Edwin Percy Whipple

An old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave.
      - William Wordsworth

Thus fares it still in our decay,
  And yet the wiser mind
    Mourns less for what age takes away
      Than what it leaves behind.
      - William Wordsworth, The Fountain (st. 9)

But an old age serene and bright,
  And lovely as a Lapland night,
    Shall lead thee to thy grave.
      - William Wordsworth, To a Young Lady

The monumental pomp of age
  Was with this goodly Personage;
    A stature undepressed in size,
      Unbent, which rather seemed to rise
        In open victory o'er the weight
          Of seventy years, to loftier height.
      - William Wordsworth, White Doe of Rylstone
         (canto III)

A time there is when like a thrice-told tale, long-rifled life of sweets can yield no more.
      - Edward Young

The tree that bears no fruit deserves no name; the man of wisdom is the man of years.
      - Edward Young

When men once reach their autumn, sickly joys fall off apace, as yellow leaves from trees.
      - Edward Young

Age is suspicious but is not itself often suspected.
      - Johann Georg von Zimmermann


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