Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience.
When our memories outweigh our dreams, it is then that we become old.
And did you ever stop to think that im old enough to go to war but i aint old enough to drink.
I keep thinking how young can you die from old age
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.
Live your life and forget your age.
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
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.
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
It seems that when you have cancer you are a brave battler against the disease, but when you have Alzheimer's you are an old fart. That's how people see you. It makes you feel quite alone.
Do not complain about growing old. It is a privilege denied to many.
I'm very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. 'Don't complain about growing old - many, many people do not have that privilege.'
Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end.
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.
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