Fate & Destiny
Magic & Possibilities
Youth & Aging



Youth & Aging


There is a fountain of youth:

it is your mind, your talents,

the creativity you bring to your life

and the lives of the people you love. 

When you learn to tap this source,

you will have truly defeated age.

            --  Sophia Loren



Ruby Plenty Chiefs: Time is only a process of your ego and your mind. Time is a coyote, a trickster. It circles us and keeps us in form in this relative world. It is part of karma; it is part of what we have to let go of, but it should not be let go of until you are truly ready.

            -- Lynn Andrews, Woman of the Sacred Garden



Age does not protect you from love.

But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

            --  Jeanne Moreau



You don't stop laughing because you grow old;

you grow old because you stop laughing.

            --  Michael Pritchard



Old age has its pleasures, which, though different,

are not less than the pleasures of youth.

--  W. Somerset Maugham



When I was a boy of 14 my father was so ignorant

I could hardly stand to have the old man around.

But when I got to be 21,

I was astonished at how much he had learned in 7 years.

            --  Mark Twain



As long as you can still be disappointed, you are still young.

            --  Sarah Churchill



We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden.

            -- Goethe



Cosmic upheaval is not so moving as a little child pondering the death of a sparrow in the corner of a barn.

            -- Tom Savage



The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation.

            -- Pearl S. Buck



Maturity is that time when the mirrors in our mind turn to windows and instead of seeing the reflection of ourselves we see others.

            --  Author Unknown



One of the most important phases of maturing is that of growth from self-centering to an understanding relationship to others....A person is not mature until he has both an ability and a willingness to see himself as one among others and to do unto those others as he would have them do to him.

            --  H. A. Overstreet



To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.

            --  Henri Frederic Amiel



When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look,

it's a sure sign you're getting old.

            --  Mark Twain



To be happy, we must be true to nature,

and carry our age along with us.

            --  Hazlitt



Some men never seem to grow old. Always active in thought, always ready to adopt new ideas, they are never chargeable with fogyism. Satisfied, yet ever dissatisfied, settled, yet ever unsettled, they always enjoy the best of what is, and are the first to find the best of what will be.

            --  Shakespeare


No age has a monopoly on success.

Any age is the right age to start doing!

            --  Author Unknown



Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age

of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.

            --  Mark Twain



It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart.

            --  Edward Bulwer-Lytton



When we are young, we are slavishly employed in procuring something whereby we may live comfortable when we grow old; and when we are old,

we perceive it is too late to live as we proposed.

            --  Sarah Churchill



Age does not make us childish, as some say;

it finds us true children.

            --  Goethe



While one finds company in himself and his pursuits,

he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.

            --  A. B. Alcott



To grow old is to grow common.

Old age equalizes

we are aware that what is happening to us has

happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time.

When we are young we act as

if we were the first young people in the world.

            --  Eric Hoffer



To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful

than to be 40 years old.

            --  Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.



The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.

            --  Martin Luther King



Age is not important unless you're a cheese.

            --  Helen Hayes



Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.

            --  Booth Tarkington



A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.

            --  Jean Rostand



If wrinkles must be written upon our brows,

let them not be written upon the heart.

The spirit should never grow old.

            --  James A. Garfield