And though thou notest from thy safe recess old friends burn dim, like lamps in noisome air love them for what they are; nor love them less, because to thee they are not what they were.
I cannot sing the old songs now! It is not that I deem them low, ‘Tis that I can’t remember how They go.
Write in such a way as that you can be readily understood by both the young and the old, by men as well as women, even by children.
Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
Old white people have pretty much always been the bad guys, the keepers of the hegemonic and reactionary flame, the folks unwilling to share the category of American with others on equal terms.
There are so many things about which some old man ought to tell one while one is little; for when one is grown one would know them as a matter of course.
Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search of it when he has grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul.
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.
Old age is not a disease – it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.