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Aging Quotes #3

# Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul. – Douglas MacArthur

# Of middle age the best that can be said is that a middle-aged person has likely learned how to have a little fun in spite of his troubles. – Don Marquis

# Old age takes away from us what we have inherited and gives us what we have earned. – Gerald Brenan (“Life” Thoughts in a Dry Season: a Miscellany)

# The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything: the young know everything. – Oscar Wilde

# On the whole, age comes more gently to those who have some doorway into an abstract world-art, or philosophy, or learning-regions where the years are scarcely noticed and the young and old can meet in a pale truthful light. – Freya Stark

# One thing that can make us old fast is thinking that we are getting old. – Robert P. Lockwood (A Guy’s Guide to the Good Life) New! as of 08/21/10

# People don’t grow old. When they stop growing, they become old. – Anonymous

# People tell me I look good these days. I look good because I feel good. I know people who are older than I am who are twenty-five… It’s all about attitude. To me, age is just a number.- Rita Moreno

# The process of maturing is an art to be learned, an effort to be sustained. By the age of fifty you have made yourself what you are, and if it is good, it is better than your youth. – Marya Mannes

# Such to me is the new image of aging: growth in self and service for all mankind. – Ethel Percy Andrus

# A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture. – Abraham Heschel

# There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. – Sophia Loren

# Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young. – Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

# 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 Frederic Amiel

# To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other’s hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time. – Clara Ortega