Friday, May 06, 2005

Age Quotes

Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigour.  With such people the grey head is but the impression of the old fellow's hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life.  ~Charles Dickens The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left.  ~Jerry M. Wright When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened.  It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to do it.  ~Mark Twain Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.  ~Bob Hope Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.  ~Caryn Leschen Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.  ~Victor Hugo Years ago we discovered the exact point, the dead center of middle age.  It occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush to the net.  ~Franklin Adams Everyone is the age of their heart.  ~Guatemalan Proverb There is always a lot to be thankful for, if you take the time to look. For example, I'm sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.  ~Author Unknown Youth is a disease from which we all recover.  ~Dorothy Fulheim There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age - I missed it coming and going.  ~J.B. Priestly I still have a full deck; I just shuffle slower now.  ~Author Unknown Age is a high price to pay for maturity.  ~Tom Stoppard By the time I have money to burn, my fire will have burnt out.  ~Author Unknown The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.  ~Mark Twain It's sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.  ~Brigitte Bardot Grow old with me!  The best is yet to be.  ~Robert Browning Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.  ~Herbert Asquith Old age is fifteen years older than I am.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes There's no such thing as too late.  That's why they invented death.  ~From the movie Out to Sea I was wrong to grow older.  Pity.  I was so happy as a child.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942, translated from French by Lewis Ga


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