Quotable Quotes: Graying Populations



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“Before, when I was a practising doctor I used to advise anyone who was retiring to continue to be active because once we retire and don’t do anything, we will be susceptible to fall sick. This is what I observed.” – Tun Dr Mahathir

“You get old faster when you think about retirement.” – Toba Beta

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” – Sophia Loren

“It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.”
Andy Rooney

“You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.” – George Bernard Shaw

“We need friends to accompany us in our journey into ageing. Good friends and companions are part of that happiness equation.” – Professor Khairuddin Yusof


First published in English daily The Star, Malaysia, 18 October 2014

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