Superfluous lags the veteran on the stage,
Till pitying Nature signs the last release,
And bids afflicted worth retire to peace.
These are the effects of doting age,--vain doubts and idle cares and over caution.
Age and want sit smiling at the gate.
Is it that Nature, attentive to the preservation of mankind, increases our wishes to live, while she lessens our enjoyments, and as she robs the senses of every pleasure, equips imag-ination in the spoil?
The Grecian ladies counted their age from their marriage, not their birth.
It is difficult to grow old gracefully.
Old age takes from the man of intellect no qualities save those that are useless to wisdom.
Old age was naturally more honored in times when people could not know much more than what they had seen.
The enthusiasm of old men is singularly like that of infancy.
Why do people write books that say it's better to be older than to be younger? It's not better. Even if you have all your marbles, you're constantly reaching for the name of the person you met the day before yesterday.
Laughter is pleasant, but the exertion at my age is too much for me.
About the only good thing you can say about old age is, it's better than being dead!
There are very few humorists who have written first-rate humor after they've become elderly.
Old-fogyism is comfortably closing in.
There is only one thing age can give you, and that is wisdom.
"Old" is deﬁnitely not cool in America. Never has been.
When you get past fifty, you have to decide whether to keep your face or your figure. I kept my face.
Up to forty a woman has only forty springs in her heart. After that age she has only forty winters.
The mental powers acquire their full robustness when the cheek loses its ruddy hue, and the limbs their elastic step; and pale thought sits on manly brows, and the watchman, as he walks his rounds, sees the student's lamp burning far into the silent night.
Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.
All diseases run into one, old age.
You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
The trick is growing up without growing old.
Age is something that doesn't matter unless you're a cheese
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