The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) English novelist, poet
(Attributed)

Quoted in Florence Emily Hardy, The Later Years of Thomas Hardy, ch. 17 (1930)

Added on 23-Feb-09 | Last updated 23-Feb-09
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