“These are the effect of doting age; vain doubts, and idle cares, and over-caution.”
“To resist the frigitity of old age one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. – And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love.”
"You are old," said the youth, "one would hardly suppose
That your eye was as steady as ever;
Yet you balanced an eel on the end of your nose –
What made you so awfully clever?"
"I have answered three questions, and that is enough,"
Said his father. "Don't give yourself airs!
Do you think I can listen all day to such stuff?
Be off, or I'll kick you down stairs!"
"At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment."