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❝My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white❞
Monty Python

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A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
John Barrymore (1882-1942)

Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill.

Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
Tom Stoppard (1937- )

Although you're thirty, I still think you're purty.
Kinky Friedman (1944- )

At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)

At fifty, everyone has the face he deserves.
George Orwell (1903-1950)

Do not regret growing old; many are denied the privilege.

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
George Orwell (1903-1950)

Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs.

Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

He has a profound respect for old age, especially if it's bottled.
Gene Fowler (1890-1960)

I was born at a very early age.
Groucho Marx (1890-1977)

If I'd known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.
Eubie Blake (1887-1983)

It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age he had been dead for two years.
Tom Lehrer (1928- )

Middle age is when a narrow waist and a broad mind begin to change places.
E. Joseph Cossman (1918-2002)

Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.
Ogden Nash (1902-1971)

No wise man ever wished to be younger.
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Old age is always fifteen years older than I am.
Bernard Baruch (1870-1965)

Old and young, we are all on our last cruise.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

She said she was approaching 40 and I couldn't help wondering from which direction.
Bob Hope (1903-2003)

Some old men, by continually praising the time of their youth, would almost persuade us that there were no fools in those days; but unluckily they are left themselves for examples.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

The older a man gets, the farther he had to walk to school as a boy.

The older I get, the better I was.

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)

The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
George Santayana (1863-1952)

There is no cure for the common birthday.
John Glenn (1921-2016)

We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
G. Stanley Hall (1846-1924)

What music is more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946)

You are only young once, but you can be immature your whole life.

You're only as young as the last time you changed your mind.
Timothy Leary (1920-1996)

You've made a happy man very old.
Billy Connolly (1942- )

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