Quotes and advice from the 5 oldest people in the world
February 12, 2015
1. Misao Okawa, 116, Japan
“Eat and sleep and you will live a long time,” she told The Telegraph on her 116th birthday. “You have to learn to relax.” She also is said to sleep eight hours every night.
2. Gertrude Weaver, 116, Arkansas
She says it's her faith that keeps her going. "You have to follow God. Don't follow anyone else," she told the Camden News on her 116th birthday. "Be obedient and follow the laws and don't worry about anything. I've followed him for many, many years and I ain't tired."
3. Jeralean Talley, 115, Michigan
Talley's advice for a long life is perfectly simple: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, that's my way of living,"
4. Susannah Mushatt Jones, 115, New York
She's also said to have an affinity for lacy lingerie. "You can never get too old to wear fancy stuff," she's said.
5.Emma Morano-Martinuzzi, 115, Italy
When she was just 20, Morano-Martinuzzi says that a doctor told her to have one raw and one cooked egg daily, which she does to this day. She also keeps dinner light, having just a glass of milk, she told an Italian newspaper, La Stampa. Or maybe it's getting enough sleep that's doing the trick. She follows the old adage of early to bed, early to rise. She goes to bed at around 7 p.m. and wakes up just before 6 a.m.