Age and treachery will triumph over youth and skill.
All the best sands of my life are somehow getting into the wrong end of the hourglass. If I could only reverse it! Were it in my power to do so, would I?
All would live long, but none would be old.
An old man concludeth from his knowing mankind that they know him too, and that maketh him very wary.
An old man loved is Winter with flowers.
An older author is constantly rediscovering himself in the more or less fossilized productions of his earlier years.
But, Lord Crist! whan that it remembreth me Upon my yowthe, and on my jolitee, It tickleth me aboute myn herte roote. Unto this day it dooth myn herte boote That I have had my world as in my tyme. But age, alias! that al wole envenyme, Hath me biraft my beautee and my pith. Lat go, farewel! the devel go therwith! The flour is goon, ther is namoore to telle; The bren, as I best kan, now most I selle.
Grow old with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made: Our times are in his hands Who sayeth "a whole I plant, Youth shows but half; Trust God; see all nor be afraid."
Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you have not committed.
Here's a new day. 0 Pendulum move slowly!
I am 65 and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. But if there were 15 months in every year, I'd only be 48. That's the trouble with us. We number everything. Take women, for example, I think they deserve to have more than 12 years between the ages of 28 and 40.
I am just turning 40 and taking my time about it.
I haven't asked you to make me young again. All I want is to go on getting older.
I refuse to admit that I am more than 52, even if that makes my sons illegitimate.
If I'd known I was gonna live this long (100 years), I'd have taken better care of myself.
If the young only knew; if the old only could.
Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance?
Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden deaths do.
Old age is the Outpatient's Dept of purgatory.
Old age takes away from us what we have inherited and gives us what we have earned.