Old Age Saying

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair.

Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.

Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.

Old age is a shipwreck.

Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.

Old age is fifteen years older than I am.

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you`re aboard, there`s nothing you can do.

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you`ve got to start young.

Old age is no place for sissies.

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

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one`s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.

The answer to old age is to keep one`s mind busy and to go on with one`s life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis.

The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you`ll grow out of it.

The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified.

We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.

We`ve put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it.

What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.

Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it, old age is still old age.

You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned.

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.


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