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. A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age. A man growing old becomes a child again. 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. After thirty, a body has a mind of its own. After you're older, two things are possibly more important than any others: health and money. Age considers; youth ventures. Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone. Age is a very high price to pay for maturity. Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough. Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face. All diseases run into one, old age. An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her. 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. 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. 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. Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age. Every man over forty is a scoundrel. Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
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