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The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away; than what it leaves behind.

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) English Romantic poet.

These are the soul's changes. I don't believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) British novelist and essayist.

The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) British novelist and essayist.

The older we grow the greater becomes our wonder at how much ignorance one can contain without bursting one's clothes.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

Old age though despised, is coveted by all.



He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold and have escaped, not from one master, but from many.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

How people keep correcting us when we are young! There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over. Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences.

Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Swiss political philosopher and essayist.

As for old age, embrace and love it. It abounds with pleasure if you know how to use it. The gradually declining years are among the sweetest in a man's life, and I maintain that, even when they have reached the extreme limit, they have their pleasure still.

Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.