Old age may seem a long way off. But on the day it doesn't, it will be too late to do anything about it.
Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.
We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
It is a toss up whether it is worse to be old and bent or young and broke.
You are young at any age if you are planning for tomorrow.
If you're starting to look wrinkled, don't worry. It covers the scars.
An old-timer is one who remembers when it cost more to run a car than to park it.
Age withers only the outside.
Maturity is that time when the mirrors in our mind turn to windows and instead of seeing the reflection of ourselves we see others.
Now that I am sixty, I see why the idea of elder wisdom has passed from currency.
Author: John Updike (1932)
Profession: American Novelist, Critic
They are all gone into the world of light, and I alone sit lingering here.
Author: Henry Vaughan (1622-1695)
Profession: Welsh Poet
But it's hard to be hip over thirty when everyone else is nineteen, when the last dance we learned was the Lindy, and the last we heard, girls who looked like Barbara Streisand were trying to do something about it.
Author: Judith Viorst (1935)
Profession: American Poet, Journalist
Age carries all things away, even the mind.
Profession: Roman Poet
Every man is the creature of the age in which he lives; very few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time.
Author: Voltaire (1694-1778)
Profession: French Historian, Writer
You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned.
Author: Fay Weldon (1933)
Profession: British Novelist