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Age And Aging Quotes

Getting older is like riding a bicycle, if you don't keep peddling, you'll fall.

Author: Claude D. Pepper

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Age-based retirement arbitrarily severs productive persons from their livelihood, squanders their talents, scars their health, strains an already overburdened Social Security system, and drives many elderly people into poverty and despair. Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism.

Author: Claude D. Pepper

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Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character.

Author: Ralph B. Perry

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Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.

Author: Philo

Profession: Byzantine Scientist

It takes a long time to become young.

Author: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Profession: Spanish Artist

A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.

Author: Pindar

Profession: Greek Poet

Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold and have escaped, not from one master, but from many.

Author: Plato

Profession: Greek Philosopher

He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.

Author: Plato

Profession: Greek Philosopher

Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.

Author: Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Translator

Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.

Author: Anthony Powell (1905)

Profession: British Novelist

One of the delights known to age, and beyond the grasp of youth, is that of Not Going.

Author: J. B. Priestley (1894-1984)

Profession: English Novelist, Playwright, Essayist

If the young knew and the old could, there is nothing that couldn't be done.

Author: Proverb

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Old age though despised, is coveted by all.

Author: Proverb

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We pay when old for the excesses of youth.

Author: Proverb

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The woman who tells her age is either too young to have anything to lose or too old to have anything to gain.

Author: Chinese Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Chinese Origin