There are people whose watch stops at a certain hour and who remain permanently at that age.
It’s sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.
«Age 80» Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
«Age 75» My diseases are an asthma and a dropsy and, what is less curable, seventy-five.
Happy the man who dies before he prays for death.
«Age 80» The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.
«Age 40» Any man of forty who is endowed with moderate intelligence has seen—in the light of the uniformity of nature—the entire past and future.
There is always some specific moment when we realize our youth is gone; but years after, we know it was much later.
The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.
«Age 40» [A] thing that is excusable in youth, that seems then to be very pretty and delightful, is degrading at forty.