At last now you can be what the old cannot recall and the young long for in dreams, yet still include them all.
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- Do they know they’re old, these two who are my father and my mother whose fire from which I came, has now grown cold?
- The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.
- When the aerials are down, and your spirit is covered with snows of cynicism and the ice of pessimism, then you are grown old, even at twenty, but as long as your aerials are up, to catch the waves of optimism, there is hope you may die young at eighty.
- It takes a long time to become young.
- When I was young I was amazed at Plutarch’s statement that the elder Cato began at the age of eighty to learn Greek. I am amazed no longer. Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.
- The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.