Quotation by Baltasar Gracián

At 20 a man is a peacock, at 30 a lion, at 40 a camel, at 50 a serpent, at 60 a dog, at 70 an ape, and at 80 nothing.
Baltasar Gracián (1601–1658), Spanish writer, Jesuit priest. "Know How to Renew Your Character," The Art of Worldly Wisdom (1647).
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