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Age Quotes

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Age Quotes
A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world..

Maurice Chevalier

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age..


A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age..

Robert Frost

A woman has the age she deserves..


Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end..

Marcus Tullius Cicero

After thirty, a body has a mind of its own..

Bette Midler

Age considers; youth ventures..

Rabindranath Tagore

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone..

Jim Fiebig

Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age..


Age is a very high price to pay for maturity..

Tom Stoppard

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter..

Mark Twain

Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough..

Don Marquis

Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese..


Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly serene, but my eighties are passionate. I grow more intense as I age..


Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face..

Albert Camus

All diseases run into one, old age..

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All would live long, but none would be old..


Among all my patients in the second half of life ... there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life..


An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her..

Agatha Christie

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years..


Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young..

Henry Ford

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind..

Marcus Tullius Cicero

As I give thought to the matter, I find four causes for the apparent misery of old age: first, it withdraws us from active accomplishments; second, it renders the body less powerful; third, it deprives us of almost all forms of enjoyment; fourth, it stands not far from death..


As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost..

Margaret Mead

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age..


Being an old maid is like death by drowning -- a really delightful sensation after you have ceased struggling..


Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man's lifetime income - which he then spends sending his son to college..

Bill Vaughan

Every man over forty is a scoundrel..

George Bernard Shaw

Every old man complains of the growing depravity of the world, of the petulance and insolence of the rising generation..


Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes..


First you are young; then you are middle-aged; then you are old; then you are wonderful..


Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age..

Victor Hugo

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form..

Andre Maurois

He has a profound respect for old age. Especially when it's bottled..

Gene Fowler

How does one keep from "growing old inside"? Surely only in community. The only way to make friends with time is to stay friends with people…. Taking community seriously not only gives us the companionship we need, it also relieves us of the notion that we are indispensable..


How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete..

C. S. Lewis

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?.

Satchel Paige

How pleasant is the day when we give up striving to be young -- or slender..


I am long on ideas, but short on time. I expect to live to be only about a hundred..


I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought 17 was such a nice age. You're young enough to get away with things, but you're old enough, too..

Liv Tyler

I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates..


I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates..

T. S. Eliot

I don't feel old. I don't feel anything till noon. That's when it's time for my nap..

Bob Hope

I find that a man is as old as his work. If his work keeps him from moving forward, he will look forward with the work..

William Ernest Hocking

I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming that comes when you finish the life of the emotions and of personal relations; and suddenly find - at the age of fifty, say - that a whole new life has opened before you, filled with things you can think about, study, or read about...It is as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you..


I see no comfort in outliving one's friends, and remaining a mere monument of the times which are past..


I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that..

Lauren Bacall

I want to die young at a ripe old age..


I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am..

Francis Bacon

I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel..


I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel..

Henri Frederic Amiel

In his later years Pablo Picasso was not allowed to roam an art gallery unattended, for he had previously been discovered in the act of trying to improve on one of his old masterpieces..


In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past, we have arrived..

Knut Hamsun

In the American metaphysic, reality is always material reality, hard, resistant, unformed, impenetrable, and unpleasant..


In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day's long..

Pope Paul VI

In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us..

Beverly Sills

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair..

Sam Ewing

It is easy to believe that life is long and one's gifts are vast -- easy at the beginning, that is. But the limits of life grow more evident; it becomes clear that great work can be done rarely, if at all..


It is not possible for civilization to flow backward while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance its allotted length..


It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen..

Brigitte Bardot

It is so comic to hear oneself called old, even at ninety I suppose!.


It takes a long time to become young..

Pablo Picasso

I've been cushioned against having to work, with Rocky's continual bounty..

Richard O'Brien

Liberalism seems to be related to the distance people are from the problem..


Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act..

Truman Capote

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries..

Bill Cosby

Like many women my age, I am 28 years old..

Mary Schmich

Live your life and forget your age..


Maturity is only a short break in adolescence..

Jules Feiffer

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature..

Harold Coffin

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever..

Don Marquis

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle..

Bob Hope

Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else..


Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay..

Doris Day

Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem..

Bill Vaughan

Muscles come and go; flab lasts..

Bill Vaughan

My idea of Hell is to be young again..


No man is ever old enough to know better..

Holbrook Jackson

No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement..


Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul..

Samuel Ullman

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm..


None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm..

Henry David Thoreau

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair..

Ira Gershwin

Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought..

Emily Dickinson

Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice..

Eleanor Roosevelt

Old age is a shipwreck..

Charles de Gaulle

Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week..

Louis Kronenberger

Old age is fifteen years older than I am..

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Old age is fifteen years older than I am. (also attributed to Bernard Baruch in slightly different form).


Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do..

Golda Meir

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young..

Theodore Roosevelt

Old age is no place for sissies..

Bette Davis

Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man..

James Thurber

Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man..


Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative..


Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternatives..


Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator..


Old men are like that, you know. It makes them feel important to think they are in love with somebody..


Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members..


People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live...[We] never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born. letter to Otto Juliusburger.


Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunites for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults..


Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked..


Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement..

Dwight L. Moody

So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why don't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women?.


So people think I'm lying about my age all the time? It's the records that are wrong. I've never told anyone how old I am. The minute they ask me, I say 'That's none of your business.' So that means I've never once lied about my age. Now that's true! .

Calista Flockhart

The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball..

Doug Larson

The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis..

Leon Edel

The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young..


The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood..

Logan P. Smith

The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children..


The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion..

Doris Lessing

The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been..


The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy..


The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away; than what it leaves behind..


The old begin to complain of the conduct of the young when they themselves are no longer able to set a bad example..


The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom..


The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer..

Joan Collins

The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it..

Doris Day

The riders in a race do not stop short when they reach the goal. There is a little finishing canter before coming to a standstill. There is time to hear the kind voice of friends and to say to one's self: "The work is done.".


The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified..

Bob Wells

The trick is growing up without growing old..

Casey Stengel

The whale is endangered, while the ant continues to do just fine..

Bill Vaughan

The whole business of marshaling one's energies becomes more and more important as one grows older..

Hume Cronyn

The wonderful world of home appliances now makes it possible to cook indoors with charcoal and outdoors with gas..

Bill Vaughan

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation..


The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them..


There are compensations for growing older. One is the realization that to be sporting isn't at all necessary. It is a great relief to reach this stage of wisdom..


There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone; but, years after, we know it was much later..

Mignon McLaughlin

There is still no cure for the common birthday..

John Glenn

There's no pleasure on earth that's worth sacrificing for the sake of an extra five years in the geriatric ward of the Sunset Old People's Home, Weston-Super-Mare..


There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow..


There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow..

Fay Weldon

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young..

Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young..


Though an old man I am but a young gardener..


To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable..


To hold the same views at forty as we held at twenty is to have been stupefied for a score of years, and take rank, not as a prophet, but as an unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser..


To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age..

Amos Bronson Alcott

To me - old age is always ten years older than I am..

John Burroughs

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love..

Alan Bleasdale

Too old to plant trees for my own gratification, I shall do it for my posterity..


True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country..

Kurt Vonnegut

We are reformers in spring and summer; in autumn and winter, we stand by the old; reformers in the morning, conservers at night. The Conservative.


We as for long life, but 'tis deep life, or noble moments that signify. Let the measure of time be spiritual, not mechanical..


We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations..


We pay when old for the excesses of youth..

J. B. Priestley

We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next..


We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave..

Pearl S. Buck

We've put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it..

Frank Howard Clark

What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy..


What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy..


Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it, old age is still old age..

Sinclair Lewis

When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality..

Muriel Spark

When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age..

Victor Hugo

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years..


When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory..

Friedrich Nietzsche

When you become senile, you won't know it..

Bill Cosby

While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be..

Amos Bronson Alcott

With 60 staring me in the face, I have developed inflammation of the sentence structure and a definite hardening of the paragraphs..


Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been..

Mark Twain

You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea..


You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old..

George Burns

You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned..

Judith Viorst

You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake..

Bob Hope

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them..

Harrison Ford

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children..

George Bernard Shaw

Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor..


Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art..

Stanislaw Lec

Youth is wasted on the young..

George Bernard Shaw

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to..

Bill Vaughan

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