man ever wished to be
old age; and I love
not the man who can look without emotion upon the sunset of life, when
the dusk of evening begins to gather over the watery eye, and the
of twilight grow broader and deeper upon the understanding.—Longfellow.
- It is
necessary to grow
old to become more indulgent. I see no fault committed that I have not
is usually called
dotage is not the weak point of all old men, but only of such as are
by their levity.—Cicero.
not take the faults
of our youth into our old age; for old age brings with it its own
or fairly make your will;
play'd, and lov'd,
and ate, and drank your fill;
a sprightlier age
titt'ring on, and
shoves you from the stage.
wrinkles must be written
upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit
not grow old.—James A. Garfield.
the old age of youth;
fifty is the youth of old age.—Victor Hugo.
that some of the brightest
drops in the chalice of life may still remain for us in old age. The
draught which a kind Providence gives us to drink, though near the
of the cup, may, as is said of the draught of the Roman of old, have at
the very bottom, instead of dregs, most costly pearls.—W.A. Newman.
patch up thine old
body for heaven.—Shakespeare.
know how to be old.—La
grow virtuous in their
old age, they are merely making a sacrifice to God of the devil's
defects of the mind, like
those of the countenance, increase with age.—La Rochefoucauld.
- He who
would pass the declining
years of his life with honor and comfort, should when young, consider
he may one day become old, and remember, when he is old, that he has
which strips the leaves
from around us, makes us see the distant regions they formerly
so does old age rob us of our enjoyments, only to enlarge the prospect
of eternity before us.—Richter.
easiest thing for our friends
to discover in us, and the hardest thing for us to discover in
is that we are growing old.—H.W. Shaw.