On Age

From the Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

And the astromer said, Master what of Time? And he answered: You would measure time the measureless and the immeasurable. You would adjust your conduct and even direct the course of your spirit according to hours and seasons. Of time you would make a stream upon whose bank you would sit and watch its flowing.

Yet the timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness, And knows that yesterday is but today’s dream, And that which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered the stars into space.  Who among you does not feel that his power to love is boundless?

And yet who does not feel the very love,  though boundless, encompassed within the centre of his being, and moving not from love thought to love thought, nor from love deeds to other love deeds?

And is not time even as love is, undivided and spaceless?

But if in your thought you must measure time into seasons, let each season encircle all the other seasons, And let today embrace the past with remembrance and the future with longing.

 

Quotations

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

Satchell Paige

The spiritual eyesight improves as the physical eyesight declines.

Plato

There is many a good tune played on an old fiddle.

Old Idiom

Old age is an island surrounded by death.

Juan Montalvo

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.

Victor Hugo

To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.

Bernand Baruch

It is always in season for old men to learn.

Aeschylus

I’m very pleased with each advancing year.  It stems back to when I was forty.  I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me.  ‘Don’t complain about growing old – many people don’t have that privilege.

Earl Warren

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