Thursday, May 12, 2005

Age Quotes

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 Galantière Age is opportunity no less, Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away, The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Morituri Salutamus To be seventy years young is sometimes for more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes 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.  ~Doris Lessing There is still no cure for the common birthday.  ~John Glenn Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.  ~Martin Buxbaum An archeologist is the best husband any woman can have:  the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.  ~Agatha Christie, news summaries, 9 March 1954 Grandchildren don't make a man feel old; it's the knowledge that he's married to a grandmother.  ~G. Norman Collie You can't hide your true colours as you approach the autumn of your life.  ~Author Unknown 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.  ~T.S. Eliot Whatever poet, orator, or sage may say of it, old age is still old age.  ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow When I can look Life in the eyes, Grown calm and very coldly wise, Life will have given me the Truth, And taken in exchange - my youth. ~Sara Teasdale None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.  ~Henry David Thoreau Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.  ~Quoted by Francis Bacon, Apothegm We've put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it.  ~Frank A. Clark First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down.  ~Leo Rosenberg The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.  ~Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891 When it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a face-lift any day.  ~Marty Bucella Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.  ~Saint Aurelius Augustine From forty to fifty a man must move upward, or the natural falling off in the vigor of life will carry him rapidly downward.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. You know you've reached middle age when a doctor, not a policeman, tells you to slow down, all you exercise are your prerogatives and it takes you longer to rest than to get tired.  ~Author Unknown We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair.  ~Charles Lamb Our bodies are the burial grounds of dead time.  ~T.A. Sachs, in answer to "Time! where didst thou those years inter, Which I have seene decease?" by William Habington It is autumn; not without But within me is the cold. Youth and spring are all about; It is I that have grown old. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "Autumn Within" Don't worry about avoiding temptation - as you grow older, it starts avoiding you.  ~Author Unknown Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that happen to a man.  ~Leon Trotsky (Lev Davidovich Bronstein), Diary in Exile, 1935 At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgment.  ~Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac The process of maturing is an art to be learned, an effort to be sustained.  By the age of fifty you have made yourself what you are,


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