On Age

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We are born naked, wet and hungry. Then things get worse!


You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.


Age is a number and mine is unlisted.


Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.


Youth is a disease from which we all recover.


It’s sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.


Women over thirty are at their best, but men over thirty are too old to recognise it.


There is still no cure for the common birthday.


The older you get, the stronger the wind gets, and it’s always in your face.


Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.


Age will not be defied.


Young men are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and fitter for new projects than for settled business.


Any given generation gives the next generation advice that the given generation should have been given by the previous one but now it’s too late.


It is a failing of youth to imagine everyone is as strong as they are, a failing that is actually the reflection of a virtue.


The old believe everything: the middle-aged suspect everything: the young know everything.


Those whom the gods love grow young.


Maturity is the assimilation of the features of every ancestor.


Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that happen to a man.


The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long.


Old and young, we are all on our last cruise.


The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.


The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened.


Unfortunately there is too short an interval between the age when one is too young and that when one is too old.


The younger the person, the quicker they age. It’s the old who age the slowest.


Youth is the period of assumed personalities and disguises. It is the time of the sincerely insincere.


Senescence begins 
and middle age ends, 
the day your descendants 
outnumber your friends.


Remember that as a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.


In ageing we become stupider and wiser.


The older people grow, the more they resemble themselves.


The years a woman subtracts from her age are not lost: they are added to the age of other women.


It is better to wear out than to rust out.


Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill.


There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.


Childhood’s a risk we all take.


If you want old age you must choose your parents.


There are some extraordinary fathers whose sole purpose in life seems to be giving their children good reason not to regret their death.


The most infallible way to make your child miserable is to accustom him to obtain everything he desires.


A child becomes an adult when he realises that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.


Old is when your wife says, “Let’s go up stairs and make love” and you reply, ‘Choose one – I can’t do both!’

Old is when an attractive young lady catches your fancy and your pacemaker opens the garage door.

Old is when your friends compliment you on your new alligator shoes and you’re barefoot.

Old is when a pretty lady passes by and your friend says, “Can you remember when we used to chase after such things?”, 
and you reply, “Yes, but I can’t remember why.”

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