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!
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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