A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on age


Old age is the most unexpected of all things that can happen to a man.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: Promises to Keep: Thoughts in Old Age

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A Quote by Sue Patton Thoele on age and possibility

Those who sage as they age view aging not as a hardship but, rather, as a precious gift filled with promise and replete with possibilities.  We may age graciously into simplicity and love, allowing the power from our sense of well-being to permeate the atmosphere around us, or we may vault into older age revved up and in high gear.

Sue Patton Thoele

Source: Freedoms After 50

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A Quote by Ashley Montagu on age, life, inner child, and youthfulness

I want to die young, at a ripe old age

Ashley Montagu (1905 -)

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A Quote by C.S. Lewis on lewis, dream, and age

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

C.S. Lewis


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A Quote by Elizabeth Taylor on waiting, patience, age, and maturity

It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.

Elizabeth Taylor

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on love, age, and loving

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on age, prejudiced, truth, condemn, history, and learns

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced, and today we think this more than ever and are just as wrong as all previous ages that thought so. How often have we not seen the truth condemned! It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle (1960) p. 5

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A Quote by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu on youth, age, and wisdom

'Tis a maxim with me to be young as long as one can: there is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance which is the companion of youth; those sanguine groundless hopes, and that lively vanity, which make all the happiness of life. To my extreme mortification I grow wiser every day.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1690 - 1762)

Source: The Complete Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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A Quote by Harriet Beecher Stowe on youth, age, women, and old women

So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women?

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811 - 1896)

Source: Uncle Tom's Cabin

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A Quote by Jules Renard on youth, age, wonder, and distance

It is not how old you are, but how you are old.

Jules Renard (1864 - 1910)

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