"Judges don't age; time decorates them."
In youth the days are short and the years are long; in old age the years are short and the days long.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much…
First you are young; then you are middle-aged; then you are old; then you are wonderful.
No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.
I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming that comes when you finish the life of the emotions and of personal relations; and suddenly find - at the age of fifty, say - that a whole…
The flower that you hold in your hands was born today and already it is as old as you are.
by Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin