Thoughts On Growing Older

My three favorites.

  1. “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” — Mark Twain.
  2. “The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.” — Oscar Wilde.
  3. “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” — Andrew Carnegie.
  4. “You don’t stop laughing because you grow older. You grow older because you stop laughing.” — Maurice Chevalier.
  5. “Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.” — Victor Hugo.
  6. “Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.” — Coco Chanel.
  7. “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. Eliot.
  8. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” — Henry Ford.
  9. “Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.” — Maya Angelou.
  10. “I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.” — Francis Bacon.

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