Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Marcus Tullius Cicero (10643 B.C.)
As I give thought to the matter, I find four causes for the apparent misery of old age; first, it withdraws us from active accomplishments; second, it renders the body less powerful; third, it deprives us of almost all forms of enjoyment; fourth, it stands not far from death.
MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO, De Senectute (Of Old Age), book 5, section 15.Herbert N. Couch, Cicero on the Art of Growing Old, p. 21 (1959).