Age and Aging To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old. To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.YOU MAY ALSO LIKE »A person is always startled when he hears himself called old for the first time.Age, like distance lends a double charm.Young men know the rules, but old men know the exceptions.This is a court of law young man, not a court of justice.The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.God’s plan made a hopeful beginning. But man spoiled his chances by sinning. We trust that the story will end in God’s glory. But, at present, the other side’s winning.