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Five great quotes from the oldest people in the world

Old people are indeed referred to as Epitome of wisdom all over the world.This is because most times 'experience' is the greatest teacher and obviously they have been thought by the greatest teacher most often because of their age.

Five great quotes from oldest people in the world

1. Gertrude Weaver believes in the golden rule.

"Treat people right and be nice to other people the way you want them to be nice to you,” she said in an interview with Time last year.

2. Even at 117, Misao Okawa said life is short.

When asked about her long life, Okawa, who passed her title down to Weaver when she died at age 117, said, “It seemed rather short." Perhaps that's why she made sure to eat lots of cake at her last birthday.

3. Oldest person ever Jeanne Clement wants you to smile... but not in a creepy way.

While I wouldn't encourage appeasing that creep on the bus who tells you you'd be pretty if you smiled, smiling has another purpose, according to Jeanne Clement, a French woman who broke a world record by living to 122: "Always keep your smile. That's how I explain my long life." And apparently, it worked for her, despite being an avid smoker.

4. Second-oldest person ever Sarah Knauss kept busy until the end of her life.

Knauss, the oldest living person ever in the United States, advised others to "Keep busy, work hard and don't worry about how old you are." She was known for being constantly involved in her work and community, sewing clothing for her family up until the last day of her life.

5.Oldest man ever Jiroemon Kimura let the many, many things that didn't kill him make him stronger.

Kimura, a Japanese man who lived to 116, told Patch that there's no point sweating the small stuff — or even the big stuff — because "after every storm, peace always comes." He added that he survived the death of his wife and two kids by not letting any one thing determine his happiness. His motivation to live, he said, was "impossible to pinpoint. If you try to do that, you will lose hope and the world can be a dark place."

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