Though I never arrived at the perfection I had been so ambitious of obtaining,but fell far short of it, yet I was ,by the endeavor,a better and a happier man than I otherwise should have been if I had not attempted it.
By my rambling digressions I perceive myself to be grown old .
All would live long,but none would be old.
At twenty years of age the will reigns;at thirty the wit ;at forty the judgment.
Hot things,sharp things ,sweet things ,cold things.All rot the teeth ,and make them look like old things.
Wish not so much to live long as to live well .
Many foxes grow grey ,but few grow good.
An old young man will be a young old man.
Old boys have their playghings as well as young ones;the difference is only in the price.
The older I grow ,the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment,and to pay more respect to the judgment of others.
Youth is perr and positive ,Age modest and doubting:So ears of corn when young and light ,stand bolt upright , but hang their heads when weighty ,full ,and ripe.
In every animal that walks upright the deficiency of the fluids that fill the muscles appears first in the highest part .The face first grows lank and wrinkled ;then the neck ;then the breast and arms ;the lower parts continuing to the last as plump as ever.