Monday, November 2, 2009

Some Timeles Wisdom About Aging

~ Age seldom arrives smoothly or quickly. It's more often a succession of jerks. ~Jean Rhys
~ Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy. ~Author Unknown

~ The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball. ~Doug Larson

~ Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. ~Mark Twain

~ I'm not 40, I'm eighteen with 22 years experience. ~Author Unknown

~ You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair. ~Douglas MacArthur

~ Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. ~Chili Davis

~ Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone. ~Jim Fiebig

~ In a man's middle years there is scarcely a part of the body he would hesitate to turn over to the proper authorities. ~E.B. White

~ I don't do alcohol anymore - I get the same effect just standing up fast. ~Author Unknown

~ Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. ~Mark Twain, Following the Equator

~ Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative. ~Maurice Chevalier, New York Times, 9 October 1960

~ Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. ~Author Unknown

~ Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle. ~Bob Hope

~ Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age. ~Victor Hugo

~ There is always a lot to be thankful for, if you take the time to look. For example, I'm sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt. ~Author Unknown

~ Age is opportunity no less,
Than youth itself, though in another dress,
And as the evening twilight fades away,
The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Morituri Salutamus

~ It's important to have a twinkle in your wrinkle. ~Author Unknown

~ Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read. ~Quoted by Francis Bacon, Apothegm

~ To know how to grow old is the master-work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. ~Henri Amiel

~ The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it. ~Arthur Schopenhauer

~ Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened. ~Jennifer Yane

Don't let aging get you down. It's too hard to get back up. ~Attributed to John Wagner

~ Middle age is having a choice between two temptations and choosing the one that'll get you home earlier. ~Dan Bennett

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