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Re: We grow too soon old...

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on February 19, 2011 at 12:48

In Reply to: We grow too soon old... posted by Andi on February 19, 2011 at 09:21:

: Has anyone else ever heard the phrase, "we grow too soon old, and too late smart"? It was on an old clay tape dispenser that my father had.

I've not heard that one, but it contains the same idea as the old French proverb "Si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait!" meaning "If only youth knew! If only old age could!" (VSD)