Where nobody gets old and godly and grave,
Where nobody gets old and crafty and wise,
Where nobody gets old and bitter of tongue.
-W. B. Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet. The Land of Heart's Desire.
Nothing is beautiful, only (wo)man: on this piece of naïvety rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate (wo)man- the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.
-Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher. Twilight of the Idols, "Expeditions of an Untimely Man," aph. 20 (1889).