Definitions: (1) worthy of honor or respect because of meritorious distinction; noteworthy; (2) deserving of deference; exalted; (3) worthy of admiration or reverence because of recognized goodness <often mingled with a degree of awe>; (4) worthy of praise; laudable

• Is the babe young? When I behold it, it seems more venerable than the oldest man. — Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American Author
• Religion is among the most beautiful and most natural of all things – that religion which ‘sees God in clouds and hears Him in the wind,’ which endows every object of sense with a living soul, which finds in the system of nature whatever is holy, mysterious, and venerable, and inspires the bosom with sentiments of awe and veneration. — William Godwin (1756–1836) English philosopher & novelist

Symbol: an older person