Old men should have more care to end life well than to live long.
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- Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end.
- I have lived long enough. My way of life is to fall into the sere, the yellow leaf, and that which should accompany old age, as honor, love, obedience, troops of friends I must not look to have.
- If you wouldn’t live long, live well; for folly and wickedness shorten life.
- Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.
- Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.
- That old man dies prematurely whose memory records no benefits conferred. They only have lived long who have lived virtuously.