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Have you not a moist eye, a dry hand, a yellow cheek, a white beard, a decreasing leg, an increasing belly? Is not your voice broken, your wind short, your chin double, your wit single, and every part about you blasted with antiquity?

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist

Every man over forty is a scoundrel.

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist

That old man dies prematurely whose memory records no benefits conferred. They only have lived long who have lived virtuously.

Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Dramatist

The golden age is before us, not behind us.

Author: St. Simon


It is a bore, I admit, to be past seventy, for you are left for execution, and are daily expecting the death-warrant; but it is not anything very capital we quit. We are, at the close of life, only hurried away from stomach-aches, pains in the joints, from sleepless nights and unamusing days, from weakness, ugliness, and nervous tremors; but we shall all meet again in another planet, cured of all our defects.

Author: Sydney Smith (1771-1845)

Profession: British Writer, Clergyman

Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield.

Author: Muriel Spark (1918)

Profession: British Novelist

When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.

Author: Germaine De Stael (1766-1817)

Profession: French-Swiss Novelist

A healthy old fellow, who is not a fool, is the happiest creature living.

Author: Sir Richard Steele (1672-1729)

Profession: British Dramatist, Essayist, Editor

That man never grows old who keeps a child in his heart.

Author: Sir Richard Steele (1672-1729)

Profession: British Dramatist, Essayist, Editor

The trick is growing up without growing old.

Author: Casey Stengel (1889-1975)

Profession: American Baseball Player and Manager

What a man knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty is for the most part incommunicable.

Author: Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965)

Profession: American Lawyer, Politician

When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.

Author: I. F. Stone (1907-1989)

Profession: American Author

Age is a high price to pay for maturity.

Author: Tom Stoppard (1937)

Profession: Czech Playwright

If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.

Author: Abraham Sutzkever