17 Quotes & 1 Video: Happy Old Age.

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on Aug 28, 2011
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17 Quotes, 1 Video: Old Body, Timeless Joy.

I found the below video…delightful. I found the below quotes…inspiring. May they all, taken together, be of some benefit, and lotsa fun. ~ ed.

“A man growing old becomes a child again.” ~ Sophocles

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
Jim Fiebig

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
Henry Ford

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
Tom Stoppard

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
Mark Twain

There is an anti-aging possibility, but it has to come from within.
Susan Anton

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
Amos Bronson Alcott

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love.
Alan Bleasdale

I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything till noon. That’s when it’s time for my nap.
Bob Hope

The trick is growing up without growing old.
Casey Stengel

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Samuel Ullman

When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.
Victor Hugo

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
Henry David Thoreau

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
Mark Twain

You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.
George Burns


An elderly couple walked into the lobby of the Mayo Clinic for a checkup and spotted a piano. They’ve been married for 62 years and he’ll be 90 this year. Check out this impromptu performance. We are only as old as we feel, it’s all attitude. Enjoy! They certainly do


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