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He who would pass the declining years with honor and comfort, should when young, consider that he might one day become old, and remember when he is old, that he had once been young.
- Joseph Addison
It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
- Brigitte Bardot
As you get older, you find that often the wheat, disentangling itself from the chaff, comes out to meet you.
- Gwendolyn Brooks
To live beyond eighty is an exaggeration, almost an excess.
- Antonio Callado,
in the "Independent", Feb. 1, 1997
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
- Coco Chanel
As men get older, their toys get more expensive.
- Marvin Davis
We turn not older with years, but newer every day.
- Emily Dickinson
For life in general, there is but one decree; youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
- Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield
As you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people don't.
- Carrie Fisher
The older we grow, the greater become the ordeals.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We have all passed a lot of water since then.
- Samuel Goldwyn
No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.
- Katharine Graham
Middle age snuffs out more talent than ever wars or sudden deaths do.
- Richard Hughes
Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.
- Washington Irving
At last now you can be what the old cannot recall and the young long for in dreams, yet still include them all.
- Elizabeth Jennings
Wrecked on the lee shore of age.
- Sarah Orne Jewett
Men at forty
Learn to close softly
The doors to rooms they will not be
Coming back to.
- Donald Justice, Men at Forty
Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older.
- John Maynard Keynes
The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.
- Doug Larson
As the arteries grow hard, the heart grows soft.
- Henry Louis Mencken
The seven ages of man: spills, drills, thrills, bills, ills, pills and wills.
- Richard John Needham
Every time I think that I'm getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens.
- Elvis Presley
The oldest hath borne most; we that are young shall never see so much, nor live so long.
- William Shakespeare, King Lear
(Edgar at V, iii)
A good leg will fall, a straight back will stoop, a black beard will turn white, a curled pate will grow bald, a fair face will wither, a full eye will wax hollow; but a good heart, Kate, is the sun and the moon; or rather, the sun, and not the moon, for it shines brights and never changes, but keeps his course truly.
- William Shakespeare,
The Life of King Henry the Fifth
(King Henry at V, ii)
I grow old ever learning many things.
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