We've put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it.
The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis.
We pay when old for the excesses of youth.
In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.
The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.
No man is ever old enough to know better.
Middle age is youth without levity and age without decay.
Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.
We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.
Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
I don't want to fight aging I want to take good care of myself but plastic surgery and all that? I'm not interested.
Oh rage! Oh despair! Oh age my enemy!
If you haven't turned rebel by twenty you've got no heart if you haven't turned establishment by thirty you've got no brains!
No one can avoid aging but aging productively is something else.
Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.
To resist the frigidity of old age one must combine the body the mind and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise study and love.
While one finds company in himself and his pursuits he cannot feel old no matter what his years may be.
Old age is a shipwreck.
The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness.