What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
One can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.
After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.
Please don't retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them.
Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.
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.
An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick
When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to do it.
In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day's long.
One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.
From birth to age 18 a girl needs good parents. From 18 to 35 she needs good looks. From 35 to 55 she needs a good personality. From 55 on, she needs good cash.
Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to a man.
None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine.
No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.
The follies which a man regrets the most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.
Life begins at 40 - but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.
Human beings can be beautiful. If they are not beautiful it is entirely their own fault. It is what they do to themselves that makes them ugly. The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it.
To think, when one is no longer young, when one is not yet old, that one is no longer young, that one is not yet old, that is perhaps something.
Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.
Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.
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