Quotes on Ageing

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We are all old children.
As a man's desires grow cooler, he becomes better equipped to deal with other men or to succeed in society. Nature, with her usual benevolence, has ordained that men shall not learn to live until they lose the motives for living.
Age does not determine who's right, it only determines who's left!
The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.
I hope I never get so old I get religious.
I used to want to be an old man when I was a kid. Now I'm an old man and my kids are growing, I think I want to be a kid.
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
Old age, after all, is merely the punishment for having lived.
As people age, they confuse changes in themselves with changes in the world, and changes in the world with moral decline—the illusion of the good old days.
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