Ever read this story of a little boy and an old man by Shel Silverstein ??
Said the little boy, “Sometimes I drop my spoon.”
Said the old man, “I do that too.”
The little boy whispered, “I wet my pants.”
I do that too,” laughed the little old man.
Said the little boy, “I often cry.”
The old man nodded, “So do I.”
But worst of all,” said the boy, “it seems
Grown-ups don’t pay attention to me.”
And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.
I know what you mean,” said the little old man.
The mind of man, his brain, and nerves, are a truer index of his age than the calendar… – Percy Bysshe Shelley.
You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair – Douglas MacArthur.
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional – Chili Davis.
You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely – Ogden Nash.
In youth the days are short and the years are long; in old age the years are short and the days long – Nikita Ivanovich Panin.
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If you would keep young: be cheerful, keep working, and love one another – Fanny J. Crosby.
To remain always young, we need only do at every age what harmonises with it – Max Nordau (1849–1923).
It’s sad to grow old, but nice to ripen – Brigitte Bardot.
I was wrong to grow older. Pity. I was so happy as a child – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942.
The answer to old age is to keep one’s mind busy and to go on with one’s life as if it were interminable.
And at old age, I’ll speak thus;
I admit that I am an old man. I read my years in my mirror; others read them on my brow – Francesco Petrarch, letter, c.1366–1367, translated by Morris Bishop, 1966.
You spend 90% of your adult life hoping for a long rest and the last 10% trying to convince the Lord that you’re actually not that tired – Robert Brault.
All diseases run into one, old age – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Sometimes it takes years to [really] grasp what has happened to your life – Wilma Rudolph.
Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes – Author Unknown.
Alas, I leave but with a question;
Does age poison us, or do we poison age? – Terri Guillemets.
I bet I’m old already.
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