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Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

In the multitude of middle-aged men who go about their vocations in a daily course determined for them much in the same way as the tie of their cravats, there is always a good number who once meant to shape their own deeds and alter the world a little.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.

Author: T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)

Profession: American-born British Poet, Critic

The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.

Author: T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)

Profession: American-born British Poet, Critic

Nature is full of freaks, and now puts an old head on young shoulders, and then takes a young heart heating under fourscore winters.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

We do not count a man's years until he has nothing else to count.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.

Author: Sigmund Z. Engel

Profession:

The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death.

Author: Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)

Profession: Dutch Humanist

If youth knew; if age could.

Author: Henri Estienne (1531-1598)

Profession: French Scholar, Publisher

People between twenty and forty are not sympathetic. The child has the capacity to do but it can't know. It only knows when it is no longer able to do --after forty. Between twenty and forty the will of the child to do gets stronger, more dangerous, but it has not begun to learn to know yet. Since his capacity to do is forced into channels of evil through environment and pressures, man is strong before he is moral. The world's anguish is caused by people between twenty and forty.

Author: William Faulkner (1897-1962)

Profession: American Novelist

Life begins at 40 -- but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.

Author: William Feather (1888-1918)

Profession: American Writer, Businessman

One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young.

Author: Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1879-1958)

Profession: American Writer

A man has every season while a woman only has the right to spring. That disgusts me.

Author: Jane Fonda (1937)

Profession: American Screen Actor

An old young man, will be a young old man.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat