“ Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. ”

- Henry Ford

“ There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. ”

- Sophia Loren

“ Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. ”

- Ashley Smith

“ I think women should start to embrace their age. What's the alternative to getting older? You die. I can't change the day I was born. But I can take care of my skin, my body, my mind, and try to live my life and be happy. ”

- Olivia Munn

“ I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates. ”

- T. S. Eliot

“ The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped. ”

- Cesare Pavese

“ I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that. ”

- Lauren Bacall

“ Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement. ”

- Dwight L. Moody

“ Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good, and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false. ”

- Richard Cecil

“ Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur. ”

- Muriel Spark

“ It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life. ”

- Dawn French

“ I know that I will never find my father in any other man who comes into my life, because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him. ”

- Halle Berry

“ Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday. ”

- Eleanor Roosevelt

“ As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation. ”

- Gloria Swanson

“ Whenever I go to New York or any European country, they say: 'Nawal, why don't you get a facelift?' I tell them, 'I am proud of my wrinkles. Every wrinkle on my face tells the story of my life. Why should I hide my age?' ”

- Nawal El Saadawi

“ When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality. ”

- Muriel Spark

“ I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life. My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land. ”

- Chief Joseph

“ The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis. ”

- Leon Edel

“ The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one's own even more, one's own, for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being. ”

- Katherine Anne Porter

“ Without realizing it, the individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress. ”

- Milan Kundera