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The latter part of a wise person's life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier.

Author: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Satirist

Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.

Author: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Satirist

No wise man ever wished to be younger.

Author: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Satirist

Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.

Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus (55-117 AD)

Profession: Roman Historian

There cannot live a more unhappy creature than an ill-natured old man, who is neither capable of receiving pleasures, nor sensible of conferring them on others.

Author: Sir William Temple (1628-1699)

Profession: British Diplomat, Essayist

No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience.

Author: Terence

Profession: Roman Writer of Comedies

There is not a more repulsive spectacle than on old man who will not forsake the world, which has already forsaken him.

Author: Tholuck

Profession:

The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.

Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm

Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

As for the pyramids, there is nothing to wonder at in them so much as the fact that so many men could be found degraded enough to spend their lives constructing a tomb for some ambitious booby, whom it would have been wiser and manlier to have drowned in the Nile, and then given his body to the dogs.

Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

How earthy old people become --moldy as the grave! Their wisdom smacks of the earth. There is no foretaste of immortality in it. They remind me of earthworms and mole crickets.

Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

I'm 65 and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. But if there were fifteen months in every year, I'd only be 48. That's the trouble with us. We number everything. Take women, for example. I think they deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of 28 and 40.

Author: James Thurber (1894-1961)

Profession: American Humorist, Illustrator

With sixty staring me in the face, I have developed inflammation of the sentence structure and definite hardening of the paragraphs.

Author: James Thurber (1894-1961)

Profession: American Humorist, Illustrator

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

Author: Leon Trotsky (1879-1940)

Profession: Russian Revolutionary

I will never give in to old age until I become old. And I'm not old yet!

Author: Tina Turner (1938)

Profession: American Musician, Actress