Starting from early childhood, as we age we feel the growth of our spiritual power and the diminution of our physical power.
Older people who live spiritual lives ever widen their spiritual horizons, and ever expand their consciences. Older people who live only a daily routine become more and more stupid over the years.
— the Talmud
One becomes older in order to become kinder; there is no mistake which I have not already made.
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The growth and development of the soul is more important than power and glory.
— Henri Amiel
The growth of our physical energy prepares us for spiritual work, for serving God and mankind; this work starts when our body begins to fade away.
Grow spiritually and help others to do so; it is the meaning of life.
Terrible is the situation of those who cannot perceive spiritual growth in themselves. They can see only physical life, which will disappear in time. When you understand your spiritual being and live with it, then instead of despairing you understand the joy that can never be destroyed, which always grows.