To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) American author and poet.
The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) American black leader.
The worst old age is that of the mind.
William Hazlitt (1778-1830) British essayist.
We must not take the faults of our youth with us into old age, for age brings along its own defects.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.
Every stage of human life, except the last, is marked out by certain and defined limits; old age alone has no precise and determinate boundary.
Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-43 BC) Writer, politician and great roman orator.
Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.
In the multitude of middle-aged men who go about their vocations in a daily course determined for them much in the same way as the tie of their cravats, there is always a good number who once meant to shape their own deeds and alter the world a little.
George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.
We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) British politician, poet and critic.
Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made.
Robert Browning (1812 -1889) British poet.
Age. That period of life in which we compound for the vices that remain by reviling those we have no longer the vigor to commit.
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) American newspaperman and short-story writer.