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While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.

Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888) American educator.

I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.

Bernard M. Baruch (1870-1965) American financier, and political consultant.

Since it is the Other within us who is old, it is natural that the revelation of our age should come to us from outside --from others. We do not accept it willingly.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) French novelist and essayist.

It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) French novelist and essayist.

To think, when one is no longer young, when one is not yet old, that one is no longer young, that one is not yet old, that is perhaps something.

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) Irish writer, dramatist and poet,

We lose our hair, our teeth! Our bloom, our ideals.

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) Irish writer, dramatist and poet,

The surest sign of age is loneliness.

Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888) American educator.

To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.

Henri Frédéric Amiel (1821-1881) Swiss writer.

The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age.

W. H. Auden (1907-1973) English-born poet and man of letters.

Age will not be defied.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher.

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