- Ashley Montagu
I once had a karate instructor who was in his seventies and still teaching kickboxing. He could pop right down in full splits and lay his belly down flat on the floor between his legs. He could have kicked butt over our entire class, which was composed of athletes decades younger than him. Most of all, he had this twinkle in his eyes that you see now and then in remarkable older people. I think that sparkle is essentially curiosity — an interest in people and life that has never stopped burning. To be young for our age, we must keep reaching for greater ability, bigger experiences, deeper understanding. We must keep practicing, teaching, trying, reaching, learning, exploring and stretching ourselves.