At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty the wit; at forty the judgement.
Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.
By my rambling digressions I perceive myself to be growing old.
Aging is not 'lost youth' but a new stage of opportunity and strength.
There is no old age. There is, as there always was, just you.
The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in 70 or 80 years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all.
The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools.
I'm very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. 'Don't complain about growing old - many, many people do not have that privilege.
In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.
It is a sadness of growing older that we lose our ardent appreciation of what is new and different and difficult.
—Elizabeth Cady Stanton
With age come the inner, the higher life. Who would be forever young, to dwell always in externals?
Though it sounds absurd, it is true to say I felt younger at sixty than I felt at twenty.
Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography.
I grow more intense as I age.
—Frank Lloyd Wright
The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.
—Franklin P. Jones