Aging is the normal attribute of the human being. Every human has to go through the process of aging. There is an age when we know nothing about the world, an age when we have all the energies in our body, we have nothing to worry about. Then comes the age of responsibilities, marrying some-one, giving birth to children, raising them and finally the age to retire where we lack energy. Growing old is normal. Our aging is associated with dynamic changes like biological, physiological, environmental, psychological and social processes. Day by day we age, we start to feel the difference, a sign of grey hair, wrinkles and lack of energy means we are aging. The more age we gain the more wise we become. Some people freak out while they go through the aging process. That’s why we have collected some age quotes which we believe will give great help to know the positive side of aging.
- “I’m eighty-three and homeless. It was the same when World War II ended. The Army kept me on because I could type, so I was typing other people’s discharges and stuff. And my feeling was “Please, I’ve done everything I was supposed to do. Can I go home now?” That what I feel right now. I’ve written books. Lots of them. Please, I’ve done everything I’m supposed to do. Can I go home now? I’ve wondered where home is. It’s when I was in Indianapolis when I was nine years old. Had a dog, a cat, a brother, a sister.”
- “When you get old, you can’t talk to people because people snap at you…. That’s why you become deaf, so you won’t be able to hear people talking to you that way.”
- “All my life I’ve been taught how to die, but no one ever taught me how to grow old.”
- “Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.”
- “I do not wish to grow old, to outlive my illusions. Only a short respite from cares and sorrow, a brief time of flowers, and music, and love, and laughter, and ecstatic tears.”
- “There is only one solution if old age is not to be an absurd parody of our former life, and that is to go on pursuing ends that give our existence a meaning.”
- “Man, like the fruit he eats, has his period of ripeness. Like that, too, if he continues longer hanging to the stem, it is but an useless and unsightly appendage.”
- “People often say to themselves in life that they should avoid a variety of occupation, and, more particularly, be the less willing to enter upon new work the older they grow. But it is easy to talk, easy to give advice to oneself and others. To grow old is itself to enter upon a new business; all the circumstances change, and a man must either cease acting altogether, or willingly and consciously take over the new rôle.”
- “You know you’re getting older when you notice that more and more history questions happened in your lifetime!”
- “Well I say old age is no barrier to intimacy, to sexuality, to adulthood. We’re often encouraged to talk about death and dying — and that’s important. But we should also talk about living.”
- “The Disappointment of Manhood succeeds to the delusion of Youth: let us hope that the heritage of Old Age is not Despair.”
- “There is this difference between the grief of youth and that of old age: youth’s burden is lightened by as much of it as another shares; old age may give and give, but the sorrow remains the same.”
- “The complete life, the perfect pattern, includes old age as well as youth and maturity. The beauty of the morning and the radiance of noon are good, but it would be a very silly person who drew the curtains and turned on the light in order to shut out the tranquillity of the evening. Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.”
- “It must be confessed that life after forty is an anti-climax, gradual indeed, and progressive with some, but steep and rapid with others. It would be well if old age diminished our perceptibilities to pain, in the same proportion that it does our sensibilities to pleasure; and if life has been termed a feast, those favoured few are the most fortunate guests, who are not compelled to sit at the table, when they can no longer partake of the banquet.”
- ‘The finest virtues can become deformed with age. The precise mind becomes finicky; the thrifty man, miserly; the cautious man, timorous; the man of imagination, fanciful. Even perseverance ends up in a sort of stupidity. Just as, on the other hand, being too willing to understand too many opinions, too diverse ways of seeing, constancy is lost and the mind goes astray in a restless fickleness.”
- “It is because the old have forgotten life that they preach wisdom.”
- “Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.”
- “Getting older was definitely preferable to an up close and personal meeting with the Grim Reaper.”
- “You know you’re getting old when your back starts going out more than you do.”
- “Young he was not, so that one had to call him old, but the word did not suit him.”
Age Shouldn’t Be Our Main Concern
Age is just a number, it’s all our psychology. Some people think we are missing opportunities the more we age. But it’s all our will power which will help us to remain young. There are many examples in our world who started late and achieve success in life, such as the owner of KFC who started his career at the age of 65. Yes, when we age we might lose the charm, we might get wrinkles. But the real charm is in our hearts. If we manage ourselves to keep us motivated, and always pushing ourselves to be a better human, it doesn’t matter at what age we are. At the end of the day when we will leave this world, we will be remembered by the next generation. And that’s the most valuable prize of aging.
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