Here, we look at some legends of longevity—and their quips on aging and living well beyond "expectancy."

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), lifestyle modifications—enjoying a healthy diet, keeping up with physical activities and saying no to tobacco—could prevent "at least 80 per cent of premature heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes and 40 per cent of cancer."

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Although the possibility of living to 100 is a lot more plausible these days than it used to be, it's still a significant milestone that calls for celebration.

So here are the legends of longevity—and their quips on aging.

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