Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional!
American film producer
It’s not how old you are. It’s how you are old.
We are always the same age inside.
Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better!
It matters not how long we live but how.
—Philip James Bailey
Forty is the old age of youth; 50 the youth of old age.
Minds ripen at very different ages.
Nature gives you the face you have at 20; it is up to you to merit the face you have at 50.
French fashion designer
None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
—Henry David Thoreau
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
Age considers; youth ventures.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
(This story appears in the 17 December, 2021 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)