Quotes, sayings & poems

70th Birthday Poems

Being able to find joy

Being able to find joy in someone else's joy, that is the secret to happiness.

- Georges Bernanos

The spiritual eyesight

The spiritual eyesight improves as the physical eyesight declines.

- Plato

I love everything that's old

I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.

- Oliver Goldsmith

Men grow old

Men grow old, pearls grow yellow, there is no cure for it.

- Chinese Proverb

To keep the heart unwrinkled

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.

- Thomas B. Aldrich

We advance in years

We advance in years somewhat in the manner of an invading army in a barren land; the age that we have reached, as the saying goes, we but hold with an outpost, and still keep open communications with the extreme rear and first beginnings of the march.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

When I was younger

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to do it.

- Mark Twain

You are only young once

You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.

- Unknown

Youth would be an ideal

Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.

- Herbert Asquith

Have you not a moist

Have you not a moist eye, a dry hand, a yellow cheek, a white beard, a decreasing leg, an increasing belly? Is not your voice broken, your wind short, your chin double, your wit single, and every part about you blasted with antiquity?

- William Shakespeare

You're a classic

You're a classic, you only get better with age!

- Unknown

Old people are fond of giving

Old people are fond of giving good advice; it consoles them for no longer being capable of setting a bad example.

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld