A birthday: and now a day that rose With much of hope, with meaning rife A thoughtful day from dawn to close:The middle day of human life.
– Jean Ingelow
- I have lived to thank God that not all my prayers have been answered. – Jean Ingelow
- Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle. – Bob Hope
- Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. – Aristotle
- There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives to his life by the unfolding of his powers. – Erich Fromm
- At middle age the soul should be opening up like a rose, not closing up like a cabbage. – Anonymous