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American author 1889-1949+1
The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862+1
The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.
English writer 1894-19630
A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.
American cartoonist, humorist, and journalist 1868–19300
Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men.
French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-20070
Democracy is the menopause of Western society, the Grand Climacteric of the body social. Fascism is its middle-aged lust.
I'm officially middle-aged. I don't need drugs anymore, thank God. I can get the same effect just by standing up real fast.
I've always said, since I got to know him and wrote about him, that he's the generation he least appeals to is his own and I think in many ways he was born middle-aged and that's become apparent in recent years.
If a fan comes up and it is a middle-aged lady, it is probably from 'Prime'; if it is a younger girl, it is probably from when I guest-starred on 'One Tree Hill.' And if it is, like, a skateboard kid or a hipster kid, I can tell they are 'How to Make It' fans.
English writer and poet 1819-18800
In the multitude of middle-aged men who go about their vocations in a daily course determined for them much in the same way as the tie of their cravats, there is always a good number who once meant to shape their own deeds and alter the world a little.
American teacher, poet, writer 1916-19860
Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
American author 1889-19490
Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.
American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-19740
People that are orthodox when they are young are in danger of being middle-aged all their lives.
Ten-year-old boys move differently than middle-aged women, who move differently than athletic guys, who move differently than government bureaucrats.
C. S. Lewis
Irish novelist and poet 1898-19630
The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil.Source: A Year with C. S. Lewis
American novelist and dramatist 1869-19460
The middle-aged stranger whom I met by chance upon the lower rocks at Mary's Neck, that salt-washed promontory of the New England coast, was at first taciturn but became voluble when a little conversation developed the fact that we were both from the Midland country.