Tuesday, August 12, 2014
My Ten Favorite Quotes on Aging
The following 10 quotes about aging from famous names and personalities of the world are my favorites. These quotes, I believe should be an inspiration to all senior citizens of the world. If you are a senior citizen, I hope that you are aging gracefully. Do you have a favorite quote in this list? Mine is number 5, since I will turn 80 at the end of this year. Cheers to all you "Tandang ager".
1.“I had to wait 110 years to become famous. I wanted to enjoy it as long as possible.” Jeanne Louise Calment (1875-1997) – This French woman is the oldest documented living human.
2.“You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.” Woody Allen (1935- )
3“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.” Coco Chanel (1983-1971) The fashion icon.
4.“Do not try to live forever, you will not succeed.” George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
5.“By the time you’re eighty years old you’ve learned everything. You only have to remember it.” George Burns (1896-1996)
6.“He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden.” Plato (427-346 B.C.)
7.“At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don’t care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all.” Ann Landers (1918-2002)
8.“Because I could not stop for death – He kindly stopped for me.” Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
9.“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” Robert Browning (1812-1889)
10.“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” Betty Friedan (1921-2006)