With Maturity Comes Despair

“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”

*Jane Austen

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Stop and Say Hello

Do You Smile at An Elderly Person Every Day? You Should. One day that will be you.**DB

A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture.
**Abraham Heschel

Make Up Your Mind

It’s paradoxical, that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.

**Andy Rooney

Paradise

“Thomas Edison’s last words were ‘It’s very beautiful over there’. I don’t know where there is, but I believe it’s somewhere, and I hope it’s beautiful.” 

**John Green

While Grown-Ups Would Beg for the Opportunity . . .

Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime.
**Red Skelton

Peak Age

“Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.”

**Importance of Being Earnest

Second Chances

“Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.”

Sammy Hagar

On that note: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY MOM! ❤  She’s the one who hooked me on books/quotes and she still reads all my posts, so wish her a great day 😛