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Of all the barbarous middle ages, that which is most barbarous is the middle age of man! it is -- I really scarce know what; but when we hover between fool and sage, and don't know justly what we would be at -- a period something like a printed page, black letter upon foolscap, while our hair grows grizzled, and we are not what we were.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

My time has been passed viciously and agreeably; at thirty-one so few years months days hours or minutes remain that ''Carpe Diem'' is not enough. I have been obliged to crop even the seconds -- for who can trust to tomorrow?

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

What is the worst of woes that wait on age? What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow? To view each loved one blotted from life's page, And be alone on earth, as I am now.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

A lady of a ''certain age,'' which means certainly aged.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

I always looked to about thirty as the barrier of any real or fierce delight in the passions, and determined to work them out in the younger ore and better veins of the mine --and I flatter myself (perhaps) that I have pretty well done so --and now the dross is coming.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

I shall soon be six-and-twenty. Is there anything in the future that can possibly console us for not being always twenty-five?

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.

Author: Joyce Carey

Profession:

Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

The outer passes away; the innermost is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash.

Author: Emily Carr (1871-1945)

Profession: Canadian Artist

Every time I think that I'm getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens.

Author: Lillian Carter

Profession:

Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons.

Author: Eli Cass

Profession:

Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.

Author: Cato The Elder

Profession: Roman Statesman, Orator

An aged Christian, with the snow of time upon his head, may remind us that those points of earth are whitest which are nearest to heaven.

Author: Edwin Hubbel Chapin (1814-1880)

Profession: American Author, Clergyman

The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author