• As I give thought to the matter, I find four causes for the apparent misery of old age; first, it withdraws us from active accomplishments; second, it renders the body less powerful; third, it deprives us of almost all forms of enjoyment; fourth, it stands not far from death.

    "De Senectute (On Old Age)". Book by Marcus Tullius Cicero (Book 5, Section 15), 44 BC.
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