Best Age Quotes I Wish I Had Read

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Age Quotes

If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.

Abraham Sutzkever

 

What a man knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty is for the most part incommunicable.

Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965, American Lawyer, Politician)

 

I married an archaeologist because the older I grow, the more he appreciates me.

Agatha Christie (1891-1976, British Mystery Writer)

 

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

Agatha Christie (1891-1976, British Mystery Writer)

 

I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry.

Alan Bleasdale (1946-, British Playwright, Novelist)

 

Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem — in my opinion — to characterize our age.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955, German-born American Physicist)

 

Every man who has lived for fifty years has buried a whole world or even two; he has grown used to its disappearance and accustomed to the new scenery of another act: but suddenly the names and faces of a time long dead appear more and more often on his way, calling up series of shades and pictures kept somewhere, “just in case,” in the endless catacombs of the memory, making him smile or sigh, and sometimes almost weep.

Alexander Herzen (1812-1870, Russian Journalist, Political Thinker)

 

Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.

Alexander Pope (1688-1744, British Poet, Critic, Translator)

 

Age. That period of life in which we compound for the vices that remain by reviling those we have no longer the vigor to commit.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914, American Author, Editor, Journalist, “The Devil’s Dictionary”)

 

Old age is the verdict of life.

Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919, Anglo-American Novelist)

 

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

Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888, American Educator, Social Reformer)

 

The surest sign of age is loneliness.

Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888, American Educator, Social Reformer)

 

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

Andre B. Buruch

 

Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul.

Andre Maurois (1885-1967, French Writer)

 

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

Andre Maurois (1885-1967, French Writer)

 

She was a handsome woman of forty-five and would remain so for many years.

Anita Brookner (1938-, British Novelist, Art Historian)

 

You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.

Anouk Aimee (1932-, French Actor)

 

Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven’t committed.

Anthony Powell (1905-, British Novelist)

 

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

Arnold Palmer (1929-, American Golfer)

 

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.

Arthur E. Morgan (1878-1976, American Engineer, Educator)

 

The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860, German Philosopher)

 

At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all.

Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658, Spanish Philosopher, Writer)

 

Talking is the disease of age.

Ben Johnson (1573-1637, British Dramatist, Poet)

 

Youth is a blunder, manhood is a struggle and old age a regret.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881, British Statesman, Prime Minister)

 

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The disappointment of manhood succeeds the delusion of youth.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881, British Statesman, Prime Minister)

 

An old young man, will be a young old man.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790, American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat)

 

Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790, American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat)

 

At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790, American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat)

 

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

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790, American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat)

 

If you wouldn’t live long, live well; for folly and wickedness shorten life.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790, American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat)

 

Men who have reached and passed forty-five, have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world, and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this.

Benjamin Haydon (1786-1846, British Artist)

 

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

Bernard M. Baruch (1870-1965, American Financier)

 

With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding. [Job 12:12]

Bible (Sacred Scriptures of Christians and Judaism)

 

While we look not a that things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. [2 Corinthians 4:18]

Bible (Sacred Scriptures of Christians and Judaism)

 

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. [2 Corinthians 4:16]

Bible (Sacred Scriptures of Christians and Judaism)

 

He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.

Bill Dana

 

Age doesn’t matter, unless you’re cheese.

Billie Burke

 

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

Billie Burke

 

A woman past forty should make up her mind to be young; not her face.

Billie Burke

 

I don’t generally feel anything until noon, then it’s time for my nap.

Bob Hope (1903-, American Comedian, Actor)

 

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

Bob Hope (1903-, American Comedian, Actor)

 

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

Bob Hope (1903-, American Comedian, Actor)

 

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.

Bonstettin

 

I am thirty-three — the age of the good Sans-culotte Jesus; an age fatal to revolutionists.

Camille Desmoulins (1760-1794, French Journalist, Revolutionary Leader)

 

Old men should have more care to end life well than to live long.

Captain J. Brown

 

From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life.

Carl Jung (1875-1961, Swiss Psychiatrist)

 

Age does not matter if the matter does not age.

Carlos Pena Romulo

 

The trick is growing up without growing old.

Casey Stengel (1889-1975, American Baseball Player and Manager)

 

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

Cato The Elder (234-149 BC, Roman Statesman, Orator)

 

There are people whose watch stops at a certain hour and who remain permanently at that age.

Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve (1804-1869, French Critic)

 

The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later.

Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832, British Sportsman Writer)

 

Old age is a shipwreck.

Charles De Gaulle (1890-1970, French President during World War II)

 

Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigor. With such people the gray head is but the impression of the old fellow’s hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870, British Novelist)

 

Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.

Charles M. Schultz (1922-, American Cartoonist, Creator of “Peanuts”)

 

The woman who tells her age is either too young to have anything to lose or too old to have anything to gain.

Chinese Proverb

 

At twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he is seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he know he can’t.

Clarence Darrow (1857-1938, American Lawyer)

 

Age-based retirement arbitrarily severs productive persons from their livelihood, squanders their talents, scars their health, strains an already overburdened Social Security system, and drives many elderly people into poverty and despair. Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism.

Claude D. Pepper

 

Getting older is like riding a bicycle, if you don’t keep peddling, you’ll fall.

Claude D. Pepper

 

Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism.

Claude D. Pepper

 

A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, “At my age, I don’t even buy green bananas.

Claude D. Pepper

 

A woman would rather visit her own grave than the place where she has been young and beautiful after she is aged and ugly.

Corra May Harris (1869-1935, American Author)

 

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

Daniel Defoe (1661-1731, British Author)

 

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.

Daniel François Esprit Auber (1782-1871, French Composer)

 

I think middle-age is the best time, if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience which often sets in at about fifty.

Dean William R. Inge (1860-1954, Dean of St Paul’s, London)

 

Most people think that aging is irreversible and we know that there are mechanisms even in the human machinery that allow for the reversal of aging, through correction of diet, through anti- oxidants, through removal of toxins from the body, through exercise, through yoga and breathing techniques, and through meditation.

Deepak Chopra (East-Indian- American M.D., New Age Author, Lecturer)

 

The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.

Deepak Chopra (East-Indian- American M.D., New Age Author, Lecturer)

 

You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology.

Deepak Chopra (East-Indian- American M.D., New Age Author, Lecturer)

 

The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death.

Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536, Dutch Humanist)

 

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 (1878-1937, American Humorist, Journalist)

 

The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you’ll grow out of it!”

Doris Day (1924-, American Singer, Film Actress)

 

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 (1919-, British Novelist)

 

A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye, it because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.

Dorothea Kent

 

One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it’s such a nice change from being young.

Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1879-1958, American Writer)

 

For in all the world there are no people so piteous and forlorn as those who are forced to eat the bitter bread of dependency in their old age, and find how steep are the stairs of another man’s house. Wherever they go they know themselves unwelcome. Wherever they are, they feel themselves a burden. There is no humiliation of the spirit they are not forced to endure. Their hearts are scarred all over with the stabs from cruel and callous speeches.

Dorothy Dix (1861-1951, American Columnist)

 

Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force.

Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957, British Author)

 

Except ye become as little children, except you can wake on your fiftieth birthday with the same forward-looking excitement and interest in life that you enjoyed when you were five, “ye cannot enter the kingdom of God.” One must not only die daily, but every day we must be born again.

Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957, British Author)

 

Growing old is not growing up.

Doug Horton

 

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

Doug Larson

 

I’m saving that rocker for the day when I feel as old as I really am.

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969, Thirty-fourth President of the USA)

 

Someday you will read in the papers that Moody is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. I was born of the flesh in 1837, I was born of the spirit in 1855. That which is born of the flesh may die. That which is born of the Spirit shall live forever.

Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899, American Evangelist)

 

In middle life, the human back is spoiling for a technical knockout and will use the flimsiest excuse, even a sneeze, to fall apart.

E(lwyn) B(rooks) White (1899-1985, American Author, Editor)

 

I think in twenty years I’ll be looked at like Bob Hope. Doing those president jokes and golf shit. It scares me.

Eddie Murphy (1961-, American Actor, Comedian, Producer)

 

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

Edith Wharton (1862-1937, American Author)

 

It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873, British Novelist, Poet)

 

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.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873, British Novelist, Poet)

 

Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.

Edward Hoagland (1932-, American Novelist, Essayist)

 

Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.

Edward Young (1683-1765, British Poet, Dramatist)

 

An aged Christian, with the snow of time upon his head, may remind us that those points of earth are whitest which are nearest to heaven.

Edwin Hubbel Chapin (1814-1880, American Author, Clergyman)

 

Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons.

Eli Cass

 

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

Elizabeth Arden (1876-1966, Canadian-born American Beautician and Businesswoman)

 

A woman’s always younger than a man at equal years.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861, British Poet)

 

At last now you can be what the old cannot recall and the young long for in dreams, yet still include them all.

Elizabeth Jennings (1926-, British Poet)

 

Minds ripen at very different ages.

Elizabeth Montagu

 

With care, and skill, and cunning art, She parried Time’s malicious dart, And kept the years at bay, Till passion entered in her heart and aged her in a day! 

Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855-1919, American Poet, Journalist)

 

It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash.

Emily Carr (1871-1945, Canadian Artist)

 

The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.

English Proverb

 

Old age equalizes — we are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world.

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983, American Author, Philosopher)

 

To grow old is to grow common. Old age equalizes — we are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world. 

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983, American Author, Philosopher)

 

The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983, American Author, Philosopher)

 

As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.

Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961, American Writer)

 

Don’t just count your years, make your years count.

Ernest Meyers

 

The old — like children — talk to themselves, for they have reached that hopeless wisdom of experience which knows that though one were to cry it in the streets to multitudes, or whisper it in the kiss to one’s beloved, the only ears that can ever hear one’s secrets are one’s own!

Eugene O’Neill (1888-1953, American Dramatist)

 

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.

Fay Weldon (1933-, British Novelist)

 

People of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon and seldom drive business home to it’s conclusion, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626, British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman)

 

Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626, British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman)

 

Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626, British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman)

 

Discern of the coming on of years, and think not to do the same things still; for age will not be defied.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626, British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman)

 

Age will not be defied.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626, British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman)

 

As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)

 

Old people love to give good advice to console themselves for no longer being able to set a bad example.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)

 

Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)

 

Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)

 

Few people know how to be old.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)

 

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

Fred Astaire (1899-1987, American Dancer, Singer, Actor)

 

How people keep correcting us when we are young! There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over. Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900, German Philosopher)

 

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

Garson Kanin (1912-, American Playwright/Screenwriter, Stage/Movie Director)

 

It really costs me a lot emotionally to watch myself on-screen. I think of myself, and feel like I’m quite young, and then I look at this old man with the baggy chins and the tired eyes and the receding hairline and all that.

Gene Hackman (1930-, American Actor)

 

One is rarely an impulsive innovator after the age of sixty, but one can still be a very fine orderly and inventive thinker. One rarely procreates children at that age, but one is all the more skilled at educating those who have already been procreated, and education is procreation of another kind.

Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799, German Physicist, Satirist)

 

He was then in his fifty-fourth year, when even in the case of poets reason and passion begin to discuss a peace treaty and usually conclude it not very long afterwards.

Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799, German Physicist, Satirist)

 

Every man over forty is a scoundrel.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950, Irish-born British Dramatist)

 

Old men are dangerous: it doesn’t matter to them what is going to happen to the world.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950, Irish-born British Dramatist)

 

How can I die? I’m booked.

George Burns (1896-1996, American Comedy Actor)

 

By the time you’re eighty years old you’ve learned everything. You only have to remember it.

George Burns (1896-1996, American Comedy Actor)

 

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

George Burns (1896-1996, American Comedy Actor)

 

It’s good to be here. At 98, it’s good to be anywhere.

George Burns (1896-1996, American Comedy Actor)

 

Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.

George Eliot (1819-1880, British Novelist)

 

In the multitude of middle-aged men who go about their vocations in a daily course determined for them much in the same way as the tie of their cravats, there is always a good number who once meant to shape their own deeds and alter the world a little.

George Eliot (1819-1880, British Novelist)

 

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He that is not handsome at 20, nor strong at 30, nor rich at 40, nor wise at 50, will never be handsome, strong, rich or wise.

George Herbert (1593-1632, British Metaphysical Poet)

 

When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over.

George Macdonald (1824-1905, Scottish Novelist)

 

Age is not all decay; it is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk.

George Macdonald (1824-1905, Scottish Novelist)

 

Not till the fire is dying in the grate, Look we for any kinship with the stars. Oh, wisdom never comes when it is gold, And the great price we paid for it full worth: We have it only when we are half earth. Little avails that coinage to the old!

George Meredith (1828-1909, British Author)

 

Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.

George William Curtis (1824-1892, American Journalist)

 

At twenty you have many desires which hide the truth, but beyond forty there are only real and fragile truths –your abilities and your failings.

Gerard Depardieu (1948-, French Screen Actor)

 

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

Germaine De Stael (1766-1817, French-Swiss Novelist)

 

The misery of the middle-aged woman is a gray and hopeless thing, born of having nothing to live for, of disappointment and resentment at having been gypped by consumer society, and surviving merely to be the butt of its unthinking scorn.

Germaine Greer (1939-, Australian Feminist Writer)

 

Women over fifty already form one of the largest groups in the population structure of the western world. As long as they like themselves, they will not be an oppressed minority. In order to like themselves they must reject trivialization by others of who and what they are. A grown woman should not have to masquerade as a girl in order to remain in the land of the living.

Germaine Greer (1939-, Australian Feminist Writer)

 

The older woman’s love is not love of herself, nor of herself mirrored in a lover’s eyes, nor is it corrupted by need. It is a feeling of tenderness so still and deep and warm that it gilds every grass blade and blesses every fly. It includes the ones who have a claim on it, and a great deal else besides. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.

Germaine Greer (1939-, Australian Feminist Writer)

 

An old man loved is winter with flowers.

German Proverb

 

Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged.

Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936, British Author)

 

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

Golda Meir (1898-1978, Prime Minister of Israel, 1969-74)

 

Being seventy is not a sin.

Golda Meir (1898-1978, Prime Minister of Israel, 1969-74)

 

There are only three ages for women in Hollywood–Babe, District Attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy.

Goldie Hawn (1945-, American Actress)

 

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

Groucho Marx (1895-1977, American Comic Actor)

 

Getting older is no problem. You just have to live long enough.

Groucho Marx (1895-1977, American Comic Actor)

 

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

L. Mencken (1880-1956, American Editor, Author, Critic, Humorist)

 

One of the most important phases of maturing is that of growth from self- centering to an understanding relationship to others. A person is not mature until he has both an ability and a willingness to see himself as one among others and to do unto those others as he would have them do to him.

Harry A. Overstreet (American Psychologist)

 

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.

Harry Hershfield

 

Age is not important unless you’re a cheese.

Helen Hayes (1900-1993, American Actress)

 

I have always felt that a woman has the right to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity until, perhaps, she passes into the realm of over ninety. Then it is better she be candid with herself and with the world.

Helena Rubinstein (1870-1965, Polish-born American Cosmetics Manufacturer)

 

If youth knew; if age could.

Henri Estienne (1531-1598, French Scholar, Publisher)

 

To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881, Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic)

 

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist)

 

How earthy old people become –moldy as the grave! Their wisdom smacks of the earth. There is no foretaste of immortality in it. They remind me of earthworms and mole crickets.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist)

 

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.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist)

 

As for the pyramids, there is nothing to wonder at in them so much as the fact that so many men could be found degraded enough to spend their lives constructing a tomb for some ambitious booby, whom it would have been wiser and manlier to have drowned in the Nile, and then given his body to the dogs. 

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist)

 

They are all gone into the world of light, and I alone sit lingering here.

Henry Vaughan (1622-1695, Welsh Poet)

 

To be seventy years old is like climbing the Alps. You reach a snow-crowned summit, and see behind you the deep valley stretching miles and miles away, and before you other summits higher and whiter, which you may have strength to climb, or may not. Then you sit down and meditate and wonder which it will be.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892, American Poet)

 

I venerate old age; and I love not the man who can look without emotion upon the sunset of life, when the dusk of evening begins to gather over the watery eye, and the shadows of twilight grow broader and deeper upon the understanding. 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892, American Poet)

 

For age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress, and as the evening twilight fades away, the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892, American Poet)

 

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892, American Poet)

 

Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death.

Herman Melville (1819-1891, American Author)

 

The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.

Hervey Allen (1889-1949, American Author)

 

Those who search beyond the natural limits will retain good hearing and clear vision, their bodies will remain light and strong, and although they grow old in years they will remain able- bodied and flourishing; and those who are able- bodied can govern too.

Huang Ti (2700-2600 BC, Chinese “Yellow Emperor”)

 

When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you’re older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.

F. Stone (1907-1989, American Author)

 

I hope I never get so old I get religious.

Ingmar Bergman (1918-, Swedish Stage, Film Writer, Director)

 

I’d like to grow very old as slowly as possible.

Irene Mayer Selznick

 

Twenty years a child; twenty years running wild; twenty years a mature man — and after that, praying.

Irish Proverb

 

One of the delights known to age, and beyond the grasp of youth, is that of Not Going.

B. Priestley (1894-1984, English Novelist, Playwright, Essayist)

 

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. 

F. Boyse

 

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

P. Senn

 

The older you get the stronger the wind gets — and it’s always in your face.

Jack Nicklaus (1940-, American Golfer)

 

If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.

James A. Garfield (1831-1881, Twentieth President of the USA)

 

As life runs on, the road grows strange with faces new — and near the end. The milestones into headstones change, Neath every one a friend.

James Russell Lowell (1819-1891, American Poet, Critic, Editor)

 

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

James Thurber (1894-1961, American Humorist, Illustrator)

 

I’m 65 and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. But if there were fifteen months in every year, I’d only be 48. That’s the trouble with us. We number everything. Take women, for example. I think they deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of 28 and 40.

James Thurber (1894-1961, American Humorist, Illustrator)

 

A man has every season while a woman only has the right to spring. That disgusts me.

Jane Fonda (1937-, American Screen Actor)

 

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.

Jane Harrison (1850-1928, British Classical Scholar, Writer)

 

The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences.

Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778, Swiss Political Philosopher, Educationist, Essayist)

 

The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

Jean Paul

 

As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity.

Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825, German Novelist)

 

Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon, silvering over the evening of life.

Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825, German Novelist)

 

Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end.

Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825, German Novelist)

 

A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.

Jean Rostand (1894-1977, French Biologist, Writer)

 

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

Jeanne Moreau (1928-, French Actress and Director)

 

Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist)

 

We must not take the faults of our youth with us into old age, for age brings along its own defects.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist)

 

It is only necessary to grow old to become more charitable and even indulgent. I see no fault committed by others that I have not committed myself.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist)

 

Rejoice that you have still have a long time to live, before the thought comes to you that there is nothing more in the world to see.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist)

 

The older we get the more we must limit ourselves if we wish to be active.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist)

 

How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.

John Burroughs (1837-1921, American Naturalist, Author)

 

O Time and change! — with hair as gray as was my sire’s that winter day, how strange it seems, with so much gone of life and love, to still live on!

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892, American Poet, Reformer, Author)

 

You’re only young once, but you can be immature forever.

John Greier

 

An important antidote to American democracy is American gerontocracy. The positions of eminence and authority in Congress are allotted in accordance with length of service, regardless of quality. Superficial observers have long criticized the United States for making a fetish of youth. This is unfair. Uniquely among modern organs of public and private administration, its national legislature rewards senility.

John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-, American Economist)

 

How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth, stolen on his wing my three-and- twentieth year!

John Milton (1608-1674, British Poet)

 

When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory.

John Mortimer (1923-, British Barrister, Novelist)

 

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

John Nuveen

 

Now that I am sixty, I see why the idea of elder wisdom has passed from currency.

John Updike (1932-, American Novelist, Critic)

 

One of the aged greatest miseries is that they cannot easily find a companion able to share the memories of the past.

Johnson

 

The latter part of a wise person’s life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745, Anglo-Irish Satirist)

 

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Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745, Anglo-Irish Satirist)

 

No wise man ever wished to be younger.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745, Anglo-Irish Satirist)

 

He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when

young, consider that he may one day become old, and remember when he is old, that he has once been young.

Joseph Addison (1672-1719, British Essayist, Poet, Statesman)

 

I have never known a person to live to be one hundred and be remarkable for anything else.

Josh Billings (1815-1885, American Humorist, Lecturer)

 

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

Josh Billings (1815-1885, American Humorist, Lecturer)

 

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.

Joyce Carey

 

When you’re 50 you start thinking about things you haven’t thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity — but actually it’s about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial.

Joyce Carol Oates (1938-, American Author)

 

But it’s hard to be hip over thirty when everyone else is nineteen, when the last dance we learned was the Lindy, and the last we heard, girls who looked like Barbara Streisand were trying to do something about it.

Judith Viorst (1935-, American Poet, Journalist)

 

Who soweth good seed shall surely reap; The year grows rich as it groweth old, And life’s latest sands are its sands of gold!

Julia C. R. Dorr (1825-1913, American Poet, Novelist)

 

The short bloom of our brief and narrow life flies far away. While we are calling for flowers and wine and woman, old age is upon us.

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) (55-130, Roman Satirical Poet)

 

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

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) (55-130, Roman Satirical Poet)

 

Seek ye counsel of the aged for their eyes have looked on the faces of the years and their ears have hardened to the voices of Life. Even if their counsel is displeasing to you, pay heed to them.

Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931, Lebanese Poet, Novelist)

 

Getting old is a fascination thing. The older you get, the older you want to get.

Keith Richards (1943-, British-born American Musician, Survivor, Songwriter)

 

For the last third of life there remains only work. It alone is always stimulating, rejuvenating, exciting and satisfying.

KSThe Kollwitz (1867-1945, German Artist)

 

I refuse to admit that I am more than 52, even if that makes my children illegitimate.

Lady Nancy Astor (1897-1964, British Politician)

 

Old age is an insult. It’s like being smacked.

Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990, British Author)

 

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

Leon Trotsky (1879-1940, Russian Revolutionary)

 

Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, age don’t matter.

Leroy “Satchel” Paige (1906?-1982, American Baseball Player)

 

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

Leroy “Satchel” Paige (1906?-1982, American Baseball Player)

 

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

Les Brown (1945-, American Speaker, Author, Trainer, Motivator Lecturer)

 

Every time I think that I’m getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens.

Lillian Carter

 

Like spring, but it is too young. I like summer, but it is too proud. So I like best of all autumn, because its tone is mellower, its colors are richer, and it is tinged with a little sorrow. Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, nor the power of summer, but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age. It knows the limitations of life and its content.

Lin Yn-tang (1895-1976, Chinese Writer and Philologist)

 

Of all the barbarous middle ages, that which is most barbarous is the middle age

of man! it is — I really scarce know what; but when we hover between fool and sage, and don’t know justly what we would be at — a period something like a printed page, black letter upon foolscap, while our hair grows grizzled, and we are not what we were.

Lord Byron (1788-1824, British Poet)

 

I shall soon be six-and-twenty. Is there anything in the future that can possibly console us for not being always twenty-five?

Lord Byron (1788-1824, British Poet)

 

A lady of a “certain age,” which means certainly aged.

Lord Byron (1788-1824, British Poet)

 

My time has been passed viciously and agreeably; at thirty-one so few years months days hours or minutes remain that “Carpe Diem” is not enough. I have been obliged to crop even the seconds — for who can trust to tomorrow?

Lord Byron (1788-1824, British Poet)

 

What is the worst of woes that wait on age? What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow? To view each loved one blotted from life’s page, And be alone on earth, as I am now.

Lord Byron (1788-1824, British Poet)

 

It was one of the deadliest and heaviest feelings of my life to feel that I was no longer a boy. From that moment I began to grow old in my own esteem –and in my esteem age is not estimable.

Lord Byron (1788-1824, British Poet)

 

I always looked to about thirty as the barrier of any real or fierce delight in the passions, and determined to work them out in the younger ore and better veins of the mine –and I flatter myself (perhaps) that I have pretty well done so –and now the dross is coming.

Lord Byron (1788-1824, British Poet)

 

The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older.

Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773, British Statesman, Author)

 

The trouble with our age is that it is all signpost and no destination.

Louis Kronenberger

 

The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.

Lucille Ball (1911-1989, American Actress, Producer)

 

In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival.

Luis Bunuel (1900-1983, Spanish Film Director)

 

Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful, kindly, sunshiny old age.

Lydia M. Child (1802-1880, American Abolitionist, Writer, Editor)

 

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.

Lydia M. Child (1802-1880, American Abolitionist, Writer, Editor)

 

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

Maggie Kuhn (1905-, American Civil Rights Activist, Author)

 

Old age is not a disease — it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.

Maggie Kuhn (1905-, American Civil Rights Activist, Author)

 

You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long.

Marcus T. Cicero (106-43 BC, Great Roman Orator, Politician)

 

Every stage of human life, except the last, is marked out by certain and defined limits; old age alone has no precise and determinate boundary.

Marcus T. Cicero (106-43 BC, Great Roman Orator, Politician)

 

Old age, especially an honored old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.

Marcus T. Cicero (106-43 BC, Great Roman Orator, Politician)

 

There is no one so old as to not think they may live a day longer.

Marcus T. Cicero (106-43 BC, Great Roman Orator, Politician)

 

The foolishness of old age does not characterize all who are old, but only the foolish.

Marcus T. Cicero (106-43 BC, Great Roman Orator, Politician)

 

No one is so old as to think he cannot live one more year.

Marcus T. Cicero (106-43 BC, Great Roman Orator, Politician)

 

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 T. Cicero (106-43 BC, Great Roman Orator, Politician)

 

If you associate enough with older people who do enjoy their lives, who are not

stored away in any golden ghettos, you will gain a sense of continuity and of the possibility for a full life.

Margaret Mead (1901-1978, American Anthropologist)

 

No one grows old by living. Only by losing interest in living.

Marie Beyon Ray

 

It is not how old you are, but how you are old.

Marie Dressler (1869-1934, Canadian Stage and Film Actor)

 

By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.

Marie Dressler (1869-1934, Canadian Stage and Film Actor)

 

Let us not be too particular; it is better to have old secondhand diamonds than none at all.”

Mark Twain (1835-1910, American Humorist, Writer)

 

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.

Mark Twain (1835-1910, American Humorist, Writer)

 

Methuselah lived to be 969 years old . You boys and girls will see more in the next fifty years than Methuselah saw in his whole lifetime.

Mark Twain (1835-1910, American Humorist, Writer)

 

I am admonished in many ways that time is pushing me inexorably along. I am approaching the threshold of age; in 1977 I shall be 142. This is no time to be flitting about the earth. I must cease from the activities proper to youth and begin to take on the dignities and gravities and inertia proper to that season of honorable senility which is on its way.

Mark Twain (1835-1910, American Humorist, Writer)

 

The older we grow the greater becomes our wonder at how much ignorance one can contain without bursting one’s clothes.

Mark Twain (1835-1910, American Humorist, Writer)

 

When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old.

Mark Twain (1835-1910, American Humorist, Writer)

 

The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968, American Black Leader, Nobel Prize Winner, 1964)

 

Thirty was so strange for me. I’ve really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult. [Reflecting on his former status as a teen idol]

Matt Dillon (1964-, American Actor)

 

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

Maurice Chevalier (1888-1972, French Singer, Actor)

 

The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little.

Max Lerner (1902-, American Author, Columnist)

 

We grow neither better or worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.

May L. Becker

 

Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.

Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592, French Philosopher, Essayist)

 

Nature should have been pleased to have made this age miserable, without making it also ridiculous.

Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592, French Philosopher, Essayist)

 

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A man’s as old as he’s feeling. A woman as old as she looks.

Mortimer Collins (1827-1876, British Novelist, Poet)

 

Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.

Muhammad Ali (1942-, American Boxer)

 

Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield.

Muriel Spark (1918-, British Novelist)

 

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

Nikita Ivanovich Panin (Indian Grammarian)

 

Live your life and forget your age.

Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993, American Christian Reformed Pastor, Speaker, Author)

 

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

Ogden Nash (1902-1971, American Humorous Poet)

 

A person is always startled when he hears himself called old for the first time.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894, American Author, Wit, Poet)

 

Age, like distance lends a double charm.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894, American Author, Wit, Poet)

 

To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894, American Author, Wit, Poet)

 

Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years. 

Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British Author, Wit)

 

The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.

Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British Author, Wit)

 

I delight in men over seventy. They always offer one the devotion of a lifetime.

Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British Author, Wit)

 

No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.

Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British Author, Wit)

 

It takes a long time to become young.

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973, Spanish Artist)

 

In mid-life the man wants to see how irresistible he still is to younger women. How they turn their hearts to stone and more or less commit a murder of their marriage I just don’t know, but they do.

Patricia Neal

 

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

Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973, American Novelist)

 

My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage.

Peggy Noonan (1950-, American Author, Presidential Speechwriter)

 

I guess I don’t so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.

Peter Gabriel (1950-, British Rock Musician)

 

Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can’t quite name.

Philip Larkin (1922-1986, British Poet)

 

Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.

Philo (2nd Century, Byzantine Scientist)

 

A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.

Pindar (518-438 BC, Greek Poet)

 

He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.

Plato (427-347 BC, Greek Philosopher)

 

Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold and have escaped, not from one master, but from many.

Plato (427-347 BC, Greek Philosopher)

 

If the young knew and the old could, there is nothing that couldn’t be done.

Proverb

 

We pay when old for the excesses of youth.

Proverb

 

Old age though despised, is coveted by all.

Proverb

 

When you get to fifty-two food becomes more important than sex.

Prue Leith

 

Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (55-117 AD, Roman Historian)

 

It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily.

Palmer

 

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

Rahel

 

Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character.

Ralph B. Perry

 

We do not count a man’s years until he has nothing else to count.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist)

 

Nature is full of freaks, and now puts an old head on young shoulders, and then takes a young heart heating under fourscore winters.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist)

 

Age considers; youth ventures.

Raupach

 

That old man dies prematurely whose memory records no benefits conferred. They only have lived long who have lived virtuously.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816, Anglo-Irish Dramatist)

 

I believe the true function of age is memory. I’m recording as fast as I can.

Rita Mae Brown (1944-, American Writer)

 

What’s a man’s age? He must hurry more, that’s all; Cram in a day, what his youth took a year to hold.

Robert Browning (1812-1889, British Poet)

 

Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made.

Robert Browning (1812-1889, British Poet)

 

Grow old with me the best is yet to come.

Robert Browning (1812-1889, British Poet)

 

I’m at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I’ve just had a mirror put over my kitchen table.

Rodney Dangerfield (American Comedian, Actor)

 

I’m like old wine. They don’t bring me out very often, but I’m well preserved.

Rose F. Kennedy (1890-1995, Mother of President John F. Kennedy)

 

I have found it to be true that the older I’ve become the better my life has become.

Rush Limbaugh (1951-, American TV Personality)

 

To think, when one is no longer young, when one is not yet old, that one is no longer young, that one is not yet old, that is perhaps something.

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989, Irish Dramatist, Novelist)

 

We lose our hair, our teeth! Our bloom, our ideals.

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989, Irish Dramatist, Novelist)

 

At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British Author)

 

When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of twenty-one, little did I suspect that I should be at forty-nine, what I now am.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British Author)

 

There are three classes into which all the women past seventy that ever I knew were to be divided: 1. That dear old soul; 2. That old woman; 3. That old witch. 

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834, British Poet, Critic, Philosopher)

 

Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, fear, self- distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.

Samuel Ullman (1840-1924, German-born American Educator, Writer, Poet)

 

When the aerials are down, and your spirit is covered with snows of cynicism and the ice of pessimism, then you are grown old, even at twenty, but as long as your aerials are up, to catch the waves of optimism, there is hope you may die young at eighty.

Samuel Ullman (1840-1924, German-born American Educator, Writer, Poet)

 

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals.

Samuel Ullman (1840-1924, German-born American Educator, Writer, Poet)

 

Whether sixty or sixteen, there is in every human being’s heart the lure of wonder, the unfailing child-like appetite of what’s next, and the joy of the game of living. In the center of your heart and my heart there is a wireless station; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, courage and power from men and from the infinite, so long are you young.

Samuel Ullman (1840-1924, German-born American Educator, Writer, Poet)

 

Wrecked on the lee shore of age.

Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909, American Author)

 

Here, with whitened hair, desires failing, strength ebbing out of him, with the sun gone down and with only the serenity and the calm warning of the evening star left to him, he drank to Life, to all it had been, to what it was, to what it would be. Hurrah!

Sean O’Casey (1884-1964, Irish Dramatist)

 

There is nothing more despicable than an old man who has no other proof than his age to offer of his having lived long in the world.

Seneca (4 BC-65 AD, Spanish-born Roman Statesman, philosopher)

 

As for old age, embrace and love it. It abounds with pleasure if you know how to use it. The gradually declining years are among the sweetest in a man’s life, and I maintain that, even when they have reached the extreme limit, they have their pleasure still.

Seneca (4 BC-65 AD, Spanish-born Roman Statesman, philosopher)

 

Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying, “Why not?” and the other, “Why bother?”

Sidney J. Harris (1917-, American Journalist)

 

One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954, French Author)

 

You must not pity me because my sixtieth year finds me still astonished. To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954, French Author)

 

The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.

Sigmund Z. Engel

 

Since it is the Other within us who is old, it is natural that the revelation of our age should come to us from outside –from others. We do not accept it willingly. 

Simone De Beauvoir (1908-1986, French Novelist, Essayist)

 

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It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life’s parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.

Simone De Beauvoir (1908-1986, French Novelist, Essayist)

 

A healthy old fellow, who is not a fool, is the happiest creature living.

Sir Richard Steele (1672-1729, British Dramatist, Essayist, Editor)

 

That man never grows old who keeps a child in his heart.

Sir Richard Steele (1672-1729, British Dramatist, Essayist, Editor)

 

Study until twenty five, investigate until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.

Sir William Osler (1849-1919, Canadian Physician)

 

There cannot live a more unhappy creature than an ill-natured old man, who is neither capable of receiving pleasures, nor sensible of conferring them on others.

Sir William Temple (1628-1699, British Diplomat, Essayist)

 

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap into this source, you will truly have defeated age.

Sophia Loren (1934-, Italian Film Actress)

 

Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift; in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855, Danish Philosopher, Writer)

 

The golden age is before us, not behind us.

St. Simon

 

In my twenties, my pleasures tended to be physical. In my thirties, my pleasures tended to be intellectual. I can’t say which was more exquisite.

Steve Kangas

 

We are not limited by our old ages; we are liberate by it.

Stu Mittleman (American Health and Fitness Expert)

 

It is a bore, I admit, to be past seventy, for you are left for execution, and are daily expecting the death-warrant; but it is not anything very capital we quit. We are, at the close of life, only hurried away from stomach-aches, pains in the joints, from sleepless nights and unamusing days, from weakness, ugliness, and nervous tremors; but we shall all meet again in another planet, cured of all our defects.

Sydney Smith (1771-1845, British Writer, Clergyman)

 

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.

S. Eliot (1888-1965, American-born British Poet, Critic)

 

The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.

S. Eliot (1888-1965, American-born British Poet, Critic)

 

No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience.

Terence (185-159 BC, Roman Writer of Comedies)

 

Keep on raging — to stop the aging.

The Delltones

 

There is not a more repulsive spectacle than on old man who will not forsake the world, which has already forsaken him.

Tholuck

 

Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.

Thomas Arnold (1795-1842, British Educator, Scholar)

 

One’s age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful. 

Thomas Arnold (1795-1842, British Educator, Scholar)

 

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

Thomas B. Aldrich (1836-1907, American Writer, Editor)

 

The outer passes away; the innermost is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881, Scottish Philosopher, Author)

 

Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881, Scottish Philosopher, Author)

 

The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928, British Novelist, Poet)

 

My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826, Third President of the USA)

 

For the first fourteen years for a rod they do while for the next as a pearl in the world they do shine. For the next trim beauty beginneth to swerve. For the next matrons or drudges they serve. For the next doth crave a staff for a stay. For the next a bier to fetch them away.

Thomas Tusser (1520-1580-, British Writer On Agriculture)

 

I will never give in to old age until I become old. And I’m not old yet!

Tina Turner (1938-, American Musician, Actress)

 

It is a sobering thought, that when Mozart was my age he had been dead for two years.

Tom Lehrer (1928-, American Musician, Song Writer)

 

Age is a high price to pay for maturity.

Tom Stoppard (1937-, Czech Playwright)

 

Men of my age live in a state of continual desperation.

Trevor Mcdonald

 

Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow up.

Tryon Edwards (1809-1894, American Theologian)

 

Some men are born old, and some men never seem so. If we keep well and cheerful, we are always young and at last die in youth even when in years would count as old.

Tryon Edwards (1809-1894, American Theologian)

 

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

Victor Hugo (1802-1885, French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist)

 

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

Victor Hugo (1802-1885, French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist)

 

Age carries all things away, even the mind.

Virgil (70-19 BC, Roman Poet)

 

Now, aged 50, I’m just poised to shoot forth quite free straight and undeflected my bolts whatever they are.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941, British Novelist, Essayist)

 

These are the soul’s changes. I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941, British Novelist, Essayist)

 

At 46 one must be a miser; only have time for essentials.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941, British Novelist, Essayist)

 

The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941, British Novelist, Essayist)

 

No gray hairs streak my soul, no grandfatherly fondness there! I shake the world with the might of my voice, and walk –handsome, twenty-two year old. 

Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930, Russian Poet, Dramatist)

 

Every man is the creature of the age in which he lives; very few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time.

Voltaire (1694-1778, French Historian, Writer)

 

The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age.

H. Auden (1907-1973, Anglo-American Poet)

 

Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.

Somerset Maugham (1874-1965, British Novelist, Playwright)

 

The complete life, the perfect pattern, includes old age as well as youth and maturity. The beauty of the morning and the radiance of noon are good, but it would be a very silly person who drew the curtains and turned on the light in order to shut out the tranquillity of the evening. Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.

Somerset Maugham (1874-1965, British Novelist, Playwright)

 

When I was young I was amazed at Plutarch’s statement that the elder Cato began at the age of eighty to learn Greek. I am amazed no longer. Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.

Somerset Maugham (1874-1965, British Novelist, Playwright)

 

What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one’s faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one’s memories.

Somerset Maugham (1874-1965, British Novelist, Playwright)

 

Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.

Somerset Maugham (1874-1965, British Novelist, Playwright)

 

Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.

Walt Whitman (1819-1892, American Poet)

 

O what a thing is age! Death without death’s quiet.

Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864, British Poet, Essayist)

 

Whenever a man’s friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.

Washington Irving (1783-1859, American Author)

 

I’m aiming by the time I’m fifty to stop being an adolescent.

Wendy Cope (1945-, British Poet)

 

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An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939, Irish Poet, Playwright.)

 

People between twenty and forty are not sympathetic. The child has the capacity to do but it can’t know. It only knows when it is no longer able to do –after forty. Between twenty and forty the will of the child to do gets stronger, more dangerous, but it has not begun to learn to know yet. Since his capacity to do is forced into channels of evil through environment and pressures, man is strong before he is moral. The world’s anguish is caused by people between twenty and forty.

William Faulkner (1897-1962, American Novelist)

 

Life begins at 40 — but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.

William Feather (1888-18, American Writer, Businessman)

 

Among the virtues and vices that make up the British character, we have one vice, at least, that Americans ought to view with sympathy. For they appear to be the only people who share it with us. I mean our worship of the antique. I do not refer to beauty or even historical association. I refer to age, to a quantity of years.

William Golding (1911-1993, British Author)

 

The worst old age is that of the mind.

William Hazlitt (1778-1830, British Essayist)

 

To be happy, we must be true to nature, and carry our age along with us.

William Hazlitt (1778-1830, British Essayist)

 

How can the moribund old man reason back to himself the romance, the mystery, the imminence of great things with which our old earth tingled for him in the days when he was young and well?

William James (1842-1910, American Psychologist, Professor, Author)

 

I wasted time, and now time doth waste me.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British Poet, Playwright, Actor)

 

Have you not a moist eye, a dry hand, a yellow cheek, a white beard, a decreasing leg, an increasing belly? Is not your voice broken, your wind short, your chin double, your wit single, and every part about you blasted with antiquity?

William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British Poet, Playwright, Actor)

 

I have lived long enough. My way of life is to fall into the sere, the yellow leaf, and that which should accompany old age, as honor, love, obedience, troops of friends I must not look to have.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British Poet, Playwright, Actor)

 

Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying!

William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British Poet, Playwright, Actor)

 

Youth is full of sport, age’s breath is short; youth is nimble, age is lame; Youth is hot and bold, age is weak and cold; Youth is wild, and age is tame.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British Poet, Playwright, Actor)

 

My age is as a lusty winter, frosty but kindly.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British Poet, Playwright, Actor)

 

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. [Merchant Of Venice]

William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British Poet, Playwright, Actor)

 

Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty; for in my youth I never did apply hot and rebellious liquors in my blood; and did not, with unbashful forehead, woo the means of weakness and debility: therefore my age is as a lusty winter, frosty but kindly.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British Poet, Playwright, Actor)

 

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

William Wordsworth (1770-1850, British Poet)

 

But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave.

William Wordsworth (1770-1850, British Poet)

 

We are happier in many ways when we are old than when we were young. The young sow wild oats. The old grow sage.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965, British Statesman, Prime Minister)

 

The person of wisdom is the person of years.

Young

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