Cephalus, in answer to Socrates’ question of whether life is harder towards the end,
“For certainly old age has a great sense of calm and freedom; when the passions relax their hold, then, as Sophocles says, we are freed from the grasp not of one mad master only, but of many.” (3)
Plato, Trans. Benjamin Jowett, The Republic, Dover Publications: New York. 2000.