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Age And Aging Quotes

I'm like old wine. They don't bring me out very often, but I'm well preserved.

Author: Rose F. Kennedy (1890-1995)

Profession: Mother of President John F. Kennedy

A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye, it because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.

Author: Dorothea Kent

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Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift; in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.

Author: Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

Profession: Danish Philosopher, Writer

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.

Author: Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

Profession: American Black Leader, Nobel Prize Winner, 1964

The trouble with our age is that it is all signpost and no destination.

Author: Louis Kronenberger

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

Author: Maggie Kuhn (1905)

Profession: American Civil Rights Activist, Author

Old age is not a disease -- it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.

Author: Maggie Kuhn (1905)

Profession: American Civil Rights Activist, Author

Old people love to give good advice to console themselves for no longer being able to set a bad example.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

Few people know how to be old.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

O what a thing is age! Death without death's quiet.

Author: Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864)

Profession: British Poet, Essayist

Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name.

Author: Philip Larkin (1922-1986)

Profession: British Poet

The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.

Author: Doug Larson

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