I recently had my annual physical examination

I recently had my annual physical examination, which I get once every seven years, and when the nurse weighed me, I was shocked to discover how much stronger the Earth’s gravitational pull has become since 1990.  ~Dave Barry

You are as young your faith old

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 MacArthurGCLE

It well becomes a man who is

It well becomes a man who is no longer young to forget that he ever was.  ~Seigneur de Saint-Evremond to Mlle. de Lenclos, 1696LCD

In youth we are plagued by desire

In youth we are plagued by desire; in later years, by the desire to feel desire.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN

I never felt that there was anything

I never felt that there was anything enviable in youth.  I cannot recall that any of us, as youths, admired our condition to excess or had a desire to prolong it.  ~Bernard BerensonCUL

You know youve reached middle age when

You know you’ve reached middle age when a doctor, not a policeman, tells you to slow down, all you exercise are your prerogatives and it takes you longer to rest than to get tired.  ~Author Unknownfrom Friends News Sheet (Royal Perth Hospital, Australia)

There was no respect for youth when

There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age – I missed it coming and going.  ~J.B. Priestly

To know how to grow old is

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 AmielDCMOO

The other day a man asked me

The other day a man asked me what I thought was the best time of life.  "Why," I answered without a thought, "now."  ~David GraysonCUL

In a mans middle years there is

In a man’s middle years there is scarcely a part of the body he would hesitate to turn over to the proper authorities.  ~E.B. WhiteDCMOO

In youth the days are short and

In youth the days are short and the years are long; in old age the years are short and the days long.  ~Nikita Ivanovich PaninMCTO

There is always some specific moment when

There is always some specific moment when we realize our youth is gone; but years after, we know it was much later.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN

When men grow virtuous in their old

When men grow virtuous in their old age, they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil’s leavings.  ~Jonathan Swift, Thoughts on Various Subjects, 1711WLBUQ

I dont believe one grows older think

I don’t believe one grows older.  I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.  ~T.S. EliotCUL

The great secret that all old people

The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in seventy or eighty years.  Your body changes, but you don’t change at all.  And that, of course, causes great confusion.  ~Doris Lessing

Thanks to modern medical advances such as

Thanks to modern medical advances such as antibiotics, nasal spray, and Diet Coke, it has become routine for people in the civilized world to pass the age of 40, sometimes more than once.  ~Dave Barry, "Your Disintegrating Body," Dave Barry Turns 40, 1990CTO

When the problem is not so much

When the problem is not so much resisting temptation as finding it, you may just be getting older.  ~Author UnknownLos Angeles Times

I advise you to go on living

I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities.  It is the only pleasure I have left.  ~Voltaire

The answer to old age is keep

The answer to old age is to keep one’s mind busy and to go on with one’s life as if it were interminable.  I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis.  ~Leon Edel

At 20 years of age the will

At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgment.  ~Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s AlmanacMCTO

I was wrong to grow older pity

I was wrong to grow older.  Pity.  I was so happy as a child.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942, translated from French by Lewis GalantièreGPA

There is always a lot to be

There is always a lot to be thankful for, if you take the time to look. For example, I’m sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don’t hurt.  ~Author Unknown

To get back my youth i would

To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.  ~Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891CTO

When i was younger could remember anything

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened.  It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to do it.  ~Mark Twain

It is not by the gray of

It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart.  ~Edward Bulwer-LyttonCUL

Some people no matter how old they

Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.  ~Martin Buxbaum

As we grow older our capacity for

As we grow older, our capacity for enjoyment shrinks, but not our appetite for it.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN

I am getting old and the sign

I am getting old and the sign of old age is that I begin to philosophize and ponder over problems which should not be my concern at all.  ~Jawaharlal NehruCUL

An aged man is but a paltry

An aged man is but a paltry thing,
A tattered coat upon a stick, unless
Soul clasp its hands and sing, and louder sing
For every tatter in its mortal dress.
~William Butler Yeats, Sailing to Byzantium, stanza 2; BMC

Middle age is the time when a

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.  ~Don Marquis

Years ago we discovered the exact point

Years ago we discovered the exact point, the dead center of middle age.  It occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush to the net.  ~Franklin AdamsCG

Spiritual sloth or acedia was known as

Sloth:  a state in which you envy those who are busy, but despise what they’re busy at.  Spiritual sloth, or acedia, was known as The Sin of the Middle Ages.  It’s the sin of my middle age, too.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN

Father time is not always a hard

Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigour.  With such people the grey head is but the impression of the old fellow’s hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life.  ~Charles Dickens

There must be a day or two

There must be a day or two in a man’s life when he is the precise age for something important.  ~Franklin P. AdamsCUL

The denunciation of the young is a

The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.  ~Logan Pearsall Smith