Age and Aging We grow neither better or worse as we get old, but more like ourselves. We grow neither better or worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.YOU MAY ALSO LIKE »There is hope for all of us. Well, anyway, if you don’t die you live through it, day in, day out.The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older.It is a toss up whether it is worse to be old and bent or young and broke.The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals.