Aging Quotes #4

# The troubles of the young are soon over; they leave no external mark. If you wound the tree in its youth the bark will quickly cover the gash; but when the tree is very old, peeling the bark off ... you will see the scar there still. - Olive Schreiner # We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. - George Bernard Shaw # What old people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can. Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new. - Henry David Thoreau # When you finally go back to your old home, you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood. - Sam Ewing # Why is it that, as we grow older, we are so reluctant to change? It is not so much that new ideas are painful, for they are not. It is that old ideas are seldom entirely false, but have truth, great truth in them. The justification for conservatism is the desire to preserve the truths and standards of the past; its dangers, of which we are seldom aware, is that in preserving those values, we may miss the infinitely greater riches that lie in the future. - Dale Turner # Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. - Tom Wilson # Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age. - Gloria Steinem # The years like great black oxen tread the world, And God, the herdsman goads them on behind, And I am broken by their passing feet. - William Butler Yeats # You and I are old... Though much is taken, much abides; and though We are not now that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are-- One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. - Alfred, Lord Tennyson (Ulysses) # 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 # You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea. - John Nuveen # You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. - Bob Hope