Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young.
A woman has the age she deserves.
You must not pity me because my sixtieth year finds me still astonished. To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly.
One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.
The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later.
The surest sign of age is loneliness.
There is still no cure for the common birthday.
Age merely shows what children we remain.
To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us.
I'm like old wine. They don't bring me out very often, but I'm well preserved.
Old age is not a disease - it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.
If God had to give a woman wrinkles, He might at least have put them on the soles of her feet.
We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair.
I'd like to grow very old as slowly as possible.
Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul.
We don't grow older, we grow riper.
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.
As we grow older, our bodies get shorter and our anecdotes longer.
Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him.
Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance?
Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.
Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.
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