Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative.
Old age is not the worst thing on earth. Sure, it will not be enjoyable as your youth, but the "alternative" is a lot worst. Thoughts of death are not something we look forward to, nor does it make us happy. Which makes the alternative to old age worst, according to Maurice Chevalier.
Quoted from: Long Beach Press-Telegram- Column 1 (Newspaper) on August 2nd, 1952.