Age Quotes: 46 Years

Old age begins at forty-six years, according to the common opinion. ~Roman philosophers, quoted in Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, 1857

Sire, I am still young — forty-six years of age. ~Luise Mühlbach (Clara Mundt), Berlin and Sans-Souci, 1860, translated from the German by Mrs. Chapman Coleman and her daughters

But when you are forty-six, nobody cares. There aren’t any signs and celebrations. There you are, all alone, in the middle of middle age, and no one cares…. When you are forty-six, your evenings promise alternatives; but most of the time, even those are routine. ~Cliff Schimmels, Winter Hunger, 1985

Thirty-three was considered to be the “ideal” age by medieval people, the spiritual and intellectual peak of life. Forty-six is regarded as the threshold to “old age” by medieval authors and modern osteologists alike. ~Roberta Gilchrist, Medieval Life: Archaeology and the Life Course, 2012 [paraphrased –tg]