A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.

A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.

A healthy old fellow, who is not a fool, is the happiest creature living.

A lady of a ''certain age,'' which means certainly aged.

A man has every season while a woman only has the right to spring. That disgusts me.

A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.

A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye, it because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.

A man's as old as he's feeling. A woman as old as she looks.

A person is always startled when he hears himself called old for the first time.

A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, ''At my age, I don't even buy green bananas.

A woman past forty should make up her mind to be young; not her face.

A woman would rather visit her own grave than the place where she has been young and beautiful after she is aged and ugly.

A woman's always younger than a man at equal years.

Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.

Age carries all things away, even the mind.

Age considers; youth ventures.

Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow up.

Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.

Age does not matter if the matter does not age.

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