Quotes on the Science of Aging
Science of Aging  

Quotes on Science and the Science of Aging.

5 quotes total.

For if we wish to serve science, we have to disseminate it, not only in our own consciousness, but also in the estimation of other people.

-Rudolf Virchow, 1858, Berlin, Germany
On cell division and its implications to pathology


In an eminently practical science like medicine, at a time like ours in which experimental findings proliferate so rapidly, we have an even greater duty to make our knowledge accessible to our colleagues as a whole.

-Rudolf Virchow, 1858, Berlin, Germany


Every man desires to live long; but no man would be old.

-Jonathan Swift, 1727,
Aged 60


These bodies which now we wear belong to the lower animals; our minds have already outgrown them; already we look upon them with contempt. A time will come when Science will transform them by means which we cannot conjecture, and which, even if explained to us, we could not now understand, just as the savage cannot understand electricity, magnetism, steam. Disease will be extirpated; the causes of decay will be removed; immortality will be invented.

-Winwood Reade, 1872,
From his book The Martyrdom of Man


It remains for us to discuss youth and age, and life and death. To come to a definite understanding about these matters would complete our course of study on animals.

-Aristotle, 350 BC, On Longevity and Shortness of Life