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We don't understand life any better at forty than at twenty, but we know it and admit it
Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life
A man is not old as long as he is seeking something
I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel
Man weeps to think that he will die so soon; woman, that she was born so long ago
As the arteries grow hard, the heart grows soft
Any man who is under thirty, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over thirty, and is not a conservative, has no brains
The older you get the stronger the wind gets - and it's always in your face
Years following years steal something every day; at last they steal us from ourselves away
It was one of the deadliest and heaviest feelings of my life to feel that I was no longer a boy. From that moment I began to grow old in my own esteem - and in my esteem age is not estimable
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