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You can only milk a cow so long, then you're left holding the pail.
      - attributed to Hank Aaron

It is always in season for old men to learn.
      - Aeschylus, Agamemnon

The surest sign of age is loneliness. While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot be old, whatever his years may be.
      - Amos Bronson Alcott

While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.
      - Amos Bronson Alcott

Backward, flow backward, O tide of the years!
  I am so weary of toil and of tears,--
    Toil without recompense, tears all in vain--
      Take them and give me my childhood again.
      - Elizabeth Akers Allen ("Florence Percy")

Our life much resembles wine: when there is only a little remaining, it becomes vinegar; for all the ills of human nature crowd to old age as if it were a workshop.
      - Antiphanes of Macedonia

The old are in a second childhood.
      - Aristophanes, The Clouds (l. 1417)

Weak withering age no rigid law forbids.
  With frugal nectar, smooth and slow with balm,
    The sapless habit daily to bedew,
      And give the hesitating wheels of life
        Gliblier to play.
      - John Armstrong, Art of Preserving Health
         (bk. II, l. 484)

What is it to grow old?
  Is it to lose the glory of the form,
    The lustre of the eye?
      Is it for Beauty to forego her wreath?
        Yes; but not this alone.
      - Matthew Arnold, Growing Old

One's age should be tranquil, as one's childhood should be playful; hard work, at either extremity of human existence, seems to me out of place; the morning and the evening should be alike cool and peaceful; at midday the sun may burn, and men may labor under it.
      - Thomas Arnold

On one occasion some one put a very little wine into a wine cooler, and said that it was sixteen years old. "It is very small for its age," said Gnathaena.
      - Athenaeus, Deipnosophists (XIII, 46)

The silver-leaved birch retains in its old age a soft bark; there are some such men.
      - Berthold Auerbach

Natures that have much heat, and great and violent desires and perturbations, are not ripe for action till they have passed the meridian of their years.
      - Francis Bacon

The vine produces more grapes when it is young, but better grapes for wine when it is old, because its juices are more perfectly concocted.
      - Francis Bacon

Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
      - quoted in Francis Bacon, Apothegm (97)

Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
      - Francis Bacon,
        Essay XLII--Of Youth and Age

Borne on the swift, tho' silent wings of time,
  Old age comes on apace, to ravage all the clime.
      - James Beattie

Old age come on apace to ravage all the clime.
      - James Beattie, The Minstrel
         (bk. I, st. 25)

Age and youth look upon life from the opposite ends of the telescope; it is exceedingly long,--it is exceedingly short.
      - Henry Ward Beecher

Old age doth in sharp pains abound;
  We are belabored by the gout,
    Our blindness is a dark profound,
      Our deafness each one laughs about.
        Then reason's light with falling ray
          Doth but a trembling flicker cast.
            Honor to age, ye children pay!
              Alas! my fifty years are past!
      - Pierre Jean de Beranger, Cinquante Ans.

And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
      - Bible, Deuteronomy (ch. XXXIV, v. 7)

Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is as new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.
      - Bible, Ecclesiasticus (Apocrypha)
         (ch. IX, v. 10)

And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.
      - Bible, Genesis (ch. XV, v. 15)

Good old age.
      - Bible, Genesis (ch. XV, v. 15)

Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
      - Bible, Genesis (ch. XVIII, v. 11)

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