When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn't play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again.
Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation.
Everything that goes up must come down. But there comes a time when not everything that's down can come up.
I'm at the age now where just putting my cigar in its holder is a thrill.
An aged Christian, with the snow of time upon his head, may remind us that those points of earth are whitest which are nearest to heaven.
Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged.
Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful, kindly, sunshiny old age.
Age is just a number. It's totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.
Gray hair is God's graffiti.
At twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he is seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he know he can't.
Old age is when the liver spots show through your gloves.
Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.
I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.
Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.
I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.
Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
Hopes are like hair ornaments. Girls want to wear too many of them. When they become old women they look silly wearing even one.
'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.
Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.
A woman would rather visit her own grave than the place where she has been young and beautiful after she is aged and ugly.
Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying, 'Why not?' and the other, 'Why bother?'
He that is not handsome at 20, nor strong at 30, nor rich at 40, nor wise at 50, will never be handsome, strong, rich or wise.
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.
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