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Jules Feiffer At sixteen I was stupid, confused and indecisive. At twenty-five I was wise, self-confident, prepossessing and assertive. At forty-five I am stupid, confused, insecure and indecisive. Who would have supposed that maturity is only a short break in adolesce
Franklin P. Adams Years ago we discovered the exact point the dead center of middle age. It occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net.
Cyril Connolly When young we are faithful to individuals, when older we grow loyal to situations and to types.
Albert Einstein People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live...[We] never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born.
Carl Gustav Jung In the second half of life the necessity is imposed of recognizing no longer the validity of our former ideals but of their contraries. Of perceiving the error in what was previously our conviction, of sensing the untruth in what was our truth, and of wei
Sir Walter Scott Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! To all the sensual world proclaim, One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name.
Bette Midler After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.
Oscar Wilde I have never admitted that I am more than twenty-nine, or thirty at the most. Twenty-nine when there are pink shades, thirty when there are not.
C. H. (Charles Haddon) Spurgeon The truest lengthening of life is to live while we live, wasting no time but using every hour for the highest ends. So be it this day.
Thomas Wolfe All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken.
Edith Wharton In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, 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.
Edith Wharton Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.
Bob Wells The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified.
Fay Weldon There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.
Kurt Vonnegut True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
Judith Viorst You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned.
Pope Paul VI In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day's long.
Bill Vaughn Now that women are jockeys, baseball umpires, atomic scientists, and business executives, maybe someday they can master parallel parking.
Bill Vaughn Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man's lifetime income - which he then spends sending his son to college.
Bill Vaughn I'm an actor. And I guess I've done so many movies I've achieved some high visibility. But a star? I guess I still think of myself as kind of a worker ant.
Bill Vaughn The tax collector must love poor people - he's creating so many of them.
Bill Vaughn The whale is endangered, while the ant continues to do just fine.
Bill Vaughn It's hard for the modern generation to understand Thoreau, who lived beside a pond but didn't own water skis or a snorkel.
Bill Vaughn The wonderful world of home appliances now makes it possible to cook indoors with charcoal and outdoors with gas.
Bill Vaughn It would be nice if the poor were to get even half of the money that is spent in studying them.
Bill Vaughn A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
Bill Vaughn We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.
Bill Vaughn The groundhog is like most other prophets; it delivers its prediction and then disappears.
Bill Vaughn An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
Bill Vaughn Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.
Liv Tyler I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought 17 was such a nice age. You're young enough to get away with things, but you're old enough, too.
James Thurber Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.
Henry David Thoreau None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
Rabindranath Tagore Age considers; youth ventures.
Tom Stoppard Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
Casey Stengel The trick is growing up without growing old.
Muriel Spark When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.
Beverly Sills In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.
George Bernard Shaw Youth is wasted on the young.
Mary Schmich Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.
Leo Rosten I will never give in to old age until I become old. And I'm not old yet!
Theodore Roosevelt Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
Eleanor Roosevelt Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
John B. Priestly 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.
J. B. Priestley We pay when old for the excesses of youth.
Pablo Picasso It takes a long time to become young.
Satchel Paige How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
Friedrich Nietzsche When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
Dwight L. Moody Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.
Golda Meir Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.
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