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As a man grows older it is harder and harder to frighten him. - Jean Paul Richter

It's all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date. - George Bernard Shaw

To me - old age is 15 years older than I am. - Bernard M. Baruch

A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it should give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world. - R. Palmer

We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten. - John W. Turk

It is the height of absurdity to sow little but weeds in the first half of one's lifetime and expect to harvest a valuable crop in the second half. - Percy H. Johnston

Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old. - Frank Lloyd Wright

If we could be twice young and twice old we could correct all our mistakes. - Euripedes

You'll find as you grow older that you weren't born such a great while ago after all. The time shortens up. - William Dean Howells

If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself. {on his 100th Birthday} - Eubie Blake

When you have lived longer in this world and have outlived the enthusiastic and pleasing illusions of youth, you will find your love and pity for the race increased tenfold; your admiration and attachment to any particular party or opinion fall away altogether. - Stanley Baldwin

But if we are truly happy inside, then age brings with it a maturity, a depth, and a power that only magnifies our radiance. - David Deida

All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. - Walt Disney

Itís not the years in your life that count. Itís the life in your years. - Abraham Lincoln

We can't avoid age. However, we can avoid some aging. Continue to do things. Be active. Life is fantastic in the way it adjusts to demands; if you use your muscles and mind, they stay there much longer. - Charles H. Townes

The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball ó the further I am rolled the more I gain. - Susan B. Anthony

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. - Henry Ford

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. - Eleanor Roosevelt

The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been. - Madeleine L'Engle

When you get to my age, youíll really measure your success in life by how many of the people you want to have love you actually do love you. I know people who have a lot of money, and they get testimonial dinners and they get hospital wings named after them. But the truth is that nobody in the world loves them. If you get to my age in life and nobody thinks well of you, I donít care how big your bank account is, your life is a disaster. - Warren Buffett

If you are pining for youth I think it produces a stereotypical old man because you only live in memory, you live in a place that doesnít exist. I think aging is an extraordinary process whereby you become the person that you always should have been. - David Bowie

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. - Sophia Loren

Odder still how possessed I am with the feeling that now, aged 50, Iím just poised to shoot forth quite free straight and undeflected my bolts whatever they areÖ These are the soulís changes. I donít believe in aging. I believe in forever altering oneís aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism. - Virginia Woolf