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What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one's memories.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) British novelist and playwright.

No wise man ever wished to be younger.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Irish-born English satirist.

We are happier in many ways when we are old than when we were young. The young sow wild oats. The old grow sage.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.

The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.

Old people love to give good advice to console themselves for no longer being able to set a bad example.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.


We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

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You are young at any age if you are planning for tomorrow.

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Grow old with me the best is yet to come.

Robert Browning (1812 -1889) British poet.

To be happy, we must be true to nature, and carry our age along with us.

William Hazlitt (1778-1830) British essayist.

An old young man, will be a young old man.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.