Even I though I'm 80, I still want to finish my PhD. I have six more units at USC. No matter what age you are, learning never stops, you still keep learning.
Susy Eto Bauman, age 95
Life is not easy. There's lots of obstacles and things that you have to overcome, but you have to be strong enough and have a positive way of thinking so that you could overcome anything that comes your way.
Ciel Bergman, age 76
Probably the most important thing in a relationship is absolute honesty and absolute respect of the other. What I've learned is never try to change anyone, not one iota. The only person who can adjust is yourself. Leave the other person totally alone, that's very important to know. I wish I had known that when I was very young. You try to help, or try to change, none of that works. We are each the imperfect beauty that we are.
Blanche Brown, age 78
When I was 50, it was like suddenly there were doors that were opening and I was walking through them. That's when I really started to find out what was important to me? What did I want to do and to go and do it and not wait for permission to do it.
Life goes by so quickly and most young people are in such a hurry to get to the next part of their life or whatever they're doing, that they don't really take time to just enjoy what's happening right now.
Bob Cleaves, age 84
My secret for a happy life is maintaining a good relationship with my wife. What do you think is the secret to being married for over 50 years?Getting along I think is probably the most important...sometimes you want to have your way. And sometimes you're entitled to have your way, but recognizing that there are areas of compromise.
A life isn't well lived unless the quality of life is important and that's the most important thing. You can live to be a 110 years old but if you're in a hospital bed for the rest of your life and in pain, or you have Alzheimers and you don't even know who your relatives are, that's not good quality. So I think that probably the most important thing for a person who is older is to work on the quality of ones age and that means exercise and that means daily.
Emmy Cleaves, age 86
It's not your numerical age, it's your biological age. So think young, act young, feel young, forget the number.
Evy Justesen, age 81
What is really important in life is taking chances, risking, facing new situations, learning new skills and not getting in a rut. The attitude you have about life is really the only thing you have control over, and that is what determines how you are going to live your life.
Wachtang "Botso" Korisheli, age 93
I look forward to the next hour, next day and no plans. I take what comes and absorb it as much as I can, mentally, physically, emotionally, visual, audibly. I drink it up.
Dr. Edward Okun, Age 82
My secret for a happy life is…to be able to enjoy the senses when they’re working. To be able to hear incredible music, to be able to listen to wonderful poetry, to be able to see wonderful paintings, to be able to eat and really enjoy a meal because it tastes good. And to know that that’s not to be taken for granted.
Work a little less, spend a little less. Enjoy life a little more.
Evelyn Ricciuti, age 103
My secret to a happy life is to live life to the fullest everyday of your life, be good to everybody you know, do a good deed when you can. Be happy.
Dr. Lou Tedone
Happiness is a state of mind. You can be happy with what you have, or miserable with what you don’t have. You decide.
Santi Visalli, age 81
An Indian chief once said, "You will be remembered by the tracks you leave behind," and I'm trying to leave good tracks.
Marion Wolff, age 84
It’s really important that you make the most out of every day, you never know what tomorrow will bring. You can't get out of life if you don't put anything into life. It's like anything else, there's no free ride.
Paul Wolff, age 84
I realize that I've got far less life ahead of me than behind me, but I'm not at the stage where I'm particularly concerned with that. I'm much more concerned with trying to get the most out of life as it is for metoday.