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An aged Christian, with the snow of time upon his head, may remind us that those points of earth are whitest which are nearest to heaven.
~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin

 

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An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick
~ William Butler Yeats

 

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An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have; the older she gets the more interested he is in her.
~ Agatha Christie

 

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An important antidote to American democracy is American gerontocracy. The positions of eminence and authority in Congress are allotted in accordance with length of service, regardless of quality. Superficial observers have long criticized the United States for making a fetish of youth. This is unfair. Uniquely among modern organs of public and private administration, its national legislature rewards senility.
~ John Kenneth Galbraith

 

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An old man loved is winter with flowers.
~ German Proverb

 

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An old young man, will be a young old man.
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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An old-timer is one who remembers when it cost more to run a car than to park it.
~ Anonymous

 

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As for old age, embrace and love it. It abounds with pleasure if you know how to use it. The gradually declining years are among the sweetest in a man's life, and I maintain that, even when they have reached the extreme limit, they have their pleasure still.
~ Seneca

 

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As for the pyramids, there is nothing to wonder at in them so much as the fact that so many men could be found degraded enough to spend their lives constructing a tomb for some ambitious booby, whom it would have been wiser and manlier to have drowned in the Nile, and then given his body to the dogs.
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

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As life runs on, the road grows strange with faces new -- and near the end. The milestones into headstones change, Neath every one a friend.
~ James Russell Lowell

 

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As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

 

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As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity.
~ Jean Paul Richter

 

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As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.
~ Ernest Hemingway

 

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At 46 one must be a miser; only have time for essentials.
~ Virginia Woolf

 

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At last now you can be what the old cannot recall and the young long for in dreams, yet still include them all.
~ Elizabeth Jennings

 

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At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all.
~ Baltasar Gracian

 

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At twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he is seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he know he can't.
~ Clarence Darrow

 

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At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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At twenty you have many desires which hide the truth, but beyond forty there are only real and fragile truths --your abilities and your failings.
~ Gerard Depardieu

 

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