Mark Twain said, "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
"None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm." ~Henry David Thoreau
"Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." ~Samuel Ullman
A Guatemalan Proverb says, "Everyone is the age of their heart."
"The years teach much which the days never knew." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been." ~Mark Twain
"A man has more character in his face at forty than at twenty - he has suffered longer."
"Forty isn't old if your a tree." ~Anonymous
"She said she was approaching forty, and I couldn't help wondering from what direction."
"We don't understand life any better at forty than at twenty, but we know it and admit it."
"The body is at its best between the ages of thirty and thirty-five; the mind is at its best about the age of forty- nine."~Aristotle
"Everyone should fail once before reaching forty." ~Allen Neuharth
Quoted by Francis Bacon, Apothegm ~ "Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read."
"Grow old with me! The best is yet to be." ~Robert Browning