I have achieved my seventy years in the usual way, by sticking strictly to a scheme of life which would kill anybody else….I will offer here, as a sound maxim, this: That we can’t reach old age by another man’s road. – Mark Twain, at his seventieth birthday dinner, in 1905, as quoted in Saving Your Brain, by Jeff Victoroff
Life has got to be lived – that’s all there is to it. At seventy, I would say the advantage is that you take life more calmly. You know that ‘this, too, shall pass!’ – Eleanor Roosevelt
Our brains are seventy-year clocks. The angel of life winds them up once for all, then closes the case, and gives the key into the hand of the angel of the resurrection. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
One starts to get young at the age of sixty and then it is too late. – Pablo Picasso
To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
On my seventieth birthday I felt as if I were standing on a mountain height, at whose foot the ocean of eternity was audibly rushing; while before me, life with its deserts and flower-gardens, its sunny days and its stormy days, spread out green, wild, and beautiful.
The first forty years of our life give the text, the next thirty furnish the commentary upon it, which enables us rightly to understand the true meaning and connection of the text with its moral and its beauties. – Arthur Schopenhauer
You don’t look a day over 60
Now that you’re 70, I hope you’ll be able to stay awake long enough to blow out all
the candles on your cake.
Blowing out 70 candles is good exercise for the lungs.