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A man is as old as he feels himself to be.
When you are healthy, your real age doesn't matter.

A man is as old as he feels.
If you are fit and healthy it doesn't matter how old you are.

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

A young idler, an old beggar.
If you don't work when you are young, you won't have money when you're old.

After 12 years, the old butterflies came back. Well, I guess at my age you call them moths.
Franco Harris

Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.
George William Curtis

An old man loved is a winter with flowers.

As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
François de La Rochefoucauld

As people age, they confuse changes in themselves with changes in the world, and changes in the world with moral decline - the illusion of the good old days.
Steven Pinker

Eyes that see do not grow old.

Grow old along with me, two branches of one tree.
John Lennon

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
Chili Davis

I dream of hiking into my old age.
Marlyn Doan

I'm not getting old. I'm evolving.
Keith Richards

If you are as old tomorrow as you are today, you are dead.
Toon Hermans

If you wish good advice, consult an old man.
Old people have more experience than younger ones.

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.
Jennifer Yane

It is from listening to old men that you learn wisdom.

It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
Marie Dressler

Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
Benjamin Franklin

No one who is young is ever going to be old.
John Steinbeck

Nobody wants to get old, but nobody wants to die young either.
Keith Richards

Old people are pessimists and young people are optimists because pessimists get old when they are 20 and optimists stay young all their life.

Our species is the only one not allowed to go to the vet to be painlessly put out of our misery.
Richard Dawkins

The clock never stops, never stops, never waits. We're growing old. It's getting late.
Ben Folds

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
Oscar Wilde

The old monkey gets the apple.

The older you get the more it seems the world belongs to other people.
Bill Bryson
Source: The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain

The oldest trees bear the softest fruits.

The sun has left the sky, old man
The birds have flown away
And no one came to cry, old man
Goodbye, old man, goodbye
Randy Newman
Source: Song lyrics: Old Man

The world is tired, the year is old,
The faded leaves are glad to die...
Sara Teasdale
Source: November

There is no fool like an old fool.

There is nothing bigger or older than the universe.
Stephen Hawking

To be old and wise, you must first have to be young and stupid.
(unknown author)

We don't stop hiking because we grow old. We grow old because we stop hiking.
Finis Mitchel

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw

When bees are old they yield no honey.

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

When nations grow old, the arts grow cold, and commerce settles on every tree.
William Blake

When our memories outweigh our dreams, we have grown old.
Bill Clinton

When the snake is old, the frog will tease him.

You are never too old to learn.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Les Brown

You can grow old without growing up.
(unknown author)

You can't be old and wise, if you were never young and crazy.
Chris Brown

You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
It's difficult to teach new things to an older person who is used to do something in his own way.

You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla.

You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
Bob Hope

You're never too old to learn something stupid.
(unknown author)

Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
J.K. Rowling
Source: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Quoted: Dumbledore

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