“Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.”
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.
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.
Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.
“Legends are lies that have attained the dignity of age.”
**Henry Louis Mencken
“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