— William Shakespeare English playwright and poet 1564 - 1616
The Passionate Pilgrim: A Madrigal; there is some doubt about the authorship of this.
„A Spring returns, and they more youthful made;
But Man grows old, lies down, remains where once he's laid.“
— Anne Bradstreet Anglo-American poet 1612 - 1672
— Robert A. Heinlein American science fiction author 1907 - 1988
„What's a man's age? He must hurry more, that's all;
Cram in a day, what his youth took a year to hold:“
— Robert Browning English poet and playwright of the Victorian Era 1812 - 1889
"The Flight of the Duchess", line 881.
— Thomas Bastard
Chrestoleros (1598), Bk.7, Epigram 9
— Jonathan Swift Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, and poet 1667 - 1745
— Beverly Sills opera soprano 1929 - 2007
Josh Billings, as quoted in Mac's Giant Book of Quips and Quotes (1983) by E. C. McKenzie
— William Cowper (1731–1800) English poet and hymnodist 1731 - 1800
Stanzas subjoined to a Bill of Mortality.
„The disappointment of manhood succeeds to the delusion of youth: let us hope that the heritage of old age is not despair.“
— Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881
Book VIII, Chapter 4.