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Quotes of the Day for 1 October 2003 – Elderly

Today is International Day for the Elderly, your supposed to honour, respect, and care for the world's senior citizens. I'm all for it, now that I have my AARP card!

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The quotes:

We've put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it.
     - Frank A. Clark

Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
     - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749 - 1832

In youth we run into difficulties, in old age difficulties run into us.
     - Josh Billings, 1818 - 1885

Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that happen to a man.
     - Leon Trotsky, 1879 - 1940

When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.
     - Victor Hugo, 1802 - 1885

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
     - Dylan Marlais Thomas, 1914 - 1953

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