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Dryden, John (1631-1700)

Dryden, John

Dryden, John

 

"These are the effect of doting age; vain doubts, and idle cares, and over-caution."

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Arnold, Matthew (1822-88)

Arnold, Matthew

Arnold, Matthew

 

"One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. – Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. – At mid-day the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but in the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful."

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Bonstetten, Carl Victor de (1735-1842)

Bonstetten, Carl Victor de

Bonstetten, Carl Victor de

 

"To resist the frigitity of old age one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. – And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love."

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Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carrol

Lewis Carrol

 

"You are old," said the youth, "one would hardly suppose
That your eye was as steady as ever;
Yet you balanced an eel on the end of your nose –
What made you so awfully clever?"

"I have answered three questions, and that is enough,"
Said his father. "Don't give yourself airs!
Do you think I can listen all day to such stuff?
Be off, or I'll kick you down stairs!"

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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790)

 

"At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment."