Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting out ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
We spend our lives on the run: we get up by the clock, eat and sleep by the clock, get up again, go to work – and then we retire. And what do they give us? A bloody clock.
I refuse to admit I’m more than fifty-two, even if that does make my sons illegitimate.
Lady Nancy Astor
Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.
If I were younger, I’d know more.
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you was?