Tag Archives: Old Age

Young and Old: Charles Kingsley

When all the world is young, lad, And all the trees are green; And every goose a swan, lad, And every lass a queen; Then hey for boot and horse, lad, And round the world away; Young blood must have … Continue reading

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The Pleasures Of Life: Kingsley Amis

No pleasure is worth giving up for the sake of two more years in a geriatric home in Weston-Super-Mare. Kingsley Amis 1922-1995 The Times, 21 June 1994, attr. The image is copyright: Varina and Jay Patel via Shutterstock

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Laughter: David Grayson

I wonder sometimes if any one learns to laugh – really laugh – much before he is forty. David Grayson 1870-1946 The Friendly Road

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The Plagiarist Plagiarised or Imitiation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

Pierre de Ronsard (1524-1585) had the idea first:  Quand vous serez bien vieille, au soir, à la chandelle, Assise aupres du feu, devidant et filant, Direz, chantant mes vers, en vous esmerveillant : Ronsard me celebroit du temps que j’estois … Continue reading

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The Compensations Of Growing Old: Lady Astor

I have always hated the idea of growing old because of all the things old age would prevent me from doing; but now having grown old, I find that the things I am prevented from doing are things I no … Continue reading

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Old Age: Maurice Chevalier

Being 70 years old is not bad – when you consider the alternative Maurice Chevalier (1889-1972) The song ‘I remember it well’ is from the film ‘Gigi’

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Optimism

Nothing is more beautiful than cheerfulness in an old face. Johann Paul Friedrich Richter (1763-1825) The illustration is a portrait of Marthe MarieTronchin  c 175o by Jean-Etienne Liotard (1702-1789), a Swiss painter via Wikimedia

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