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 Charles Dickens - “While the flowers, pale and unreal in the moonlight, floated away upon the river and thus do greater things that once were in our breasts, and near our hearts, flow from us to the eternal seas.”  
 John Galsworthy - “Hilary was no young person, like his niece or Martin, to whom everything seemed simple nor was he an old person like their grandfather, for whom life had lost its complications.”  
 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - “I go to Gascony, but my words stay here in your memory, and long after Etienne Gerard is forgotten a heart may be warmed or a spirit braced by some faint echo of the words that he has spoken. Gentlemen, an old soldier salutes you and bids you farewell.”  
 John Galsworthy - “When one grew old, the whole world was in conspiracy to limit freedom, and for what reason--just to keep the breath in him a little longer. He did not want it at such cost.”  
 John Galsworthy - “. . . as he had often forcibly argued, all experience tended to show that a man must die and whether he died of a miserable old age in his own country, or prematurely of damp in the bottom of a foreign mine, was surely of little consequence, provided that by a change in his mode of life he benefited the British Empire.”  
 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - “Dame Ermyntrude Loring, wife, and mother of warriors, was herself a formidable figure. Tall and gaunt, with hard craggy features and intolerant dark eyes, even her snow-white hair and stooping back could not entirely remove the sense of fear which she inspired in those around her. Her thoughts and memories went back to harsher times, and she looked upon the England around her as a degenerate and effeminate land which had fallen away for the old standard of knightly courtesy and valor.”  
 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - “At last, however, his conversation became unbearable--a foul young man is odious, but a foul old one is surely the most sickening thing on earth. One feels that the white upon the hair, like that upon the mountain, should signify a height attained.”  
 Charles Dickens - “If her eyes had no expression, it was probably because they had nothing to express. If she had few wrinkles, it was because her mind had never traced its name or any other inscription on her face.”  
 Wilkie Collins - “Your tears come easy, when you're young, and beginning the world. Your tears come easy, when you're old, and leaving it.”  
 J. Sheridan Le Fanu - “There comes with old age a time when the heart is no longer fusible or malleable, and must retain the form in which it has cooled down.”  
 Charles Dickens - “Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigour. With such people the grey head is but the impression of the old fellow's hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life.”  
 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. - “You know well enough what I mean by youth and age--something in the soul, which has no more to do with the color of the hair than the vein of gold in a rock has to do with the grass a thousand feet above it.”  
 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. - “Knowledge and timber shouldn't be much used, till they are seasoned.”  
 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. - “Don't ever think the poetry is dead in an old man because his forehead is wrinkled, or that his manhood has left him when his hand trembles If they ever WERE there, they ARE there still”  
 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - “The old couple had come round to that tragic imitation of the dawn of life when husband and wife, having lost or scattered all those who were their intimates, find themselves face to face and alone once more, their work done, and the end nearing fast. Those who have reached that stage in sweetness and love, who can change their winter into a gentle, Indian summer, have come as victors through the ordeal of life.”  
 James Joyce - “One by one, they were all becoming shades. Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.”  
 Benjamin Disraeli - “Indeed, he would sometimes remark, when a man fell into his anecdotage, it was a sign for him to retire from the world.”  
 John Galsworthy - “James had passed through the fire, but he had passed also through the river of years which washes out the fire he had experienced the saddest experience of all--forgetfulness of what it was like to be in love.”