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Quotes of the Day for 12 December 2000 – Birthdays

A reader from Australia mentioned an ongoing need for "something clever" to put in birthday cards. Not knowing the age of her friends, I hope something here will be of use.

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The quotes:

For all the advances in medicine, there is still no cure for the common birthday.
     - John Glenn, Jr

Old age is fifteen years older than I am.
     - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr

Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.
     - Oscar Wilde

To be seventy years old is like climbing the Alps. You reach a snow-crowned summit, and see behind you the deep valley stretching miles and miles away, and before you other summits higher and whiter, which you may have strength to climb, or may not.
     - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

After all these years, I've finally gotten in touch with my inner child - and realized that he is "way" overdue for a diaper change.
     - Michael Hayward

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