Age Quotes: 49 Years

When you get to my age, forty-nine or fifty, and the physical energies begin to decline, you will need a little liquor now and then to tone you up. ~Unknown officer in the American Civil War, quoted by Jesse Bowman Young, “Moral Perils in Middle Life—II,” 1903

The body is at its best between the ages of thirty and thirty-five; the mind at its best about the age of forty-five. ~Aristotle (384–322 BCE)

I’m like a backward berry
Unripened on the vine,
For all my friends are fifty
And I’m only forty-nine.
~Ogden Nash, “The Calendar-Watchers, or, What’s So Wonderful about Being a Patriarch?,” 1952

I go on as I formerly did, designing to be some time or other both rich and wise; and yet cultivate neither mind nor fortune. Do you take notice of my example, and learn the danger of delay. When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of twenty-one, little did I suspect that I should be at forty-nine, what I now am. ~Samuel Johnson, letter to Bennet Langton, January 1759

I’d like to stop at forty-nine,
But pontificate like fifty.
~Ogden Nash, “The Calendar-Watchers, or, What’s So Wonderful about Being a Patriarch?,” 1952

The twelfth chakra opens at age forty-nine. This energy center channels spiritual energies found outside of the aura and is surrounded by the energetic field that regulates the linkage between the spiritual realms and the physical body. ~Cyndi Dale, The Subtle Body, 2009 [paraphrased –tg]