Age Quotes


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

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

Youth is wasted on the young.
George Bernard Shaw

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Andrew Carnegie

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

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

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

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

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

Men are like wine – some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
Pope John XXIII

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.

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

Adults are obsolete children.
Dr. Seuss

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

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

I’m happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.
James Broughton

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Dylan Thomas

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.
Betty Friedan

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

Old age is no place for sissies.
Bette Davis

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

A man growing old becomes a child again.

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
Henry David Thoreau

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

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Anais Nin

Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
John Adams

We are always the same age inside.
Gertrude Stein

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.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Age considers; youth ventures.
Rabindranath Tagore

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
Oscar Wilde

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

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
Coco Chanel

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

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

Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur.
Muriel Spark

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

Age is not important unless you’re a cheese.
Helen Hayes

Old age is a shipwreck.
Charles de Gaulle

You don’t stop laughing because you grow older. You grow older because you stop laughing.
Maurice Chevalier

The trick is growing up without growing old.
Casey Stengel

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

In youth, the days are short and the years are long. In old age, the years are short and days long.
Pope Paul VI

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.
C. S. Lewis

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

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

As men get older, the toys get more expensive.
Marvin Davis

If you’re old, don’t try to change yourself, change your environment.
B. F. Skinner

Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.
Jonathan Swift

Oh rage! Oh despair! Oh age, my enemy!
Pierre Corneille

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

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

Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
Emily Dickinson
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What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.

If you haven’t turned rebel by twenty you’ve got no heart; if you haven’t turned establishment by thirty you’ve got no brains!
Kevin Spacey

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

Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you.
Ogden Nash

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

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

We’ve put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it.
Frank A. Clark

Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.
John Singer Sargent

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

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

At 19, everything is possible and tomorrow looks friendly.
Jim Bishop

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

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

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

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

Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.
George Sand

No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.
Katharine Graham

Age merely shows what children we remain.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

A woman telling her true age is like a buyer confiding his final price to an Armenian rug dealer.
Mignon McLaughlin

One of the many pleasures of old age is giving things up.
Malcolm Muggeridge

The surest sign of age is loneliness.
Annie Dillard

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
Mark Twain

Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.
Thomas Browne

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

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Jeanne Moreau

Minds ripen at very different ages.
Stevie Wonder

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.
Jean Paul

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

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

Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Francis Bacon

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

A grownup is a child with layers on.
Woody Harrelson

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

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

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

I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children.

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

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

Surrounding myself with beautiful women keeps me young.
Hugh Hefner

To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.
Bernard Baruch

There is an anti-aging possibility, but it has to come from within.
Susan Anton

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 think women should start to embrace their age. What’s the alternative to getting older? You die. I can’t change the day I was born. But I can take care of my skin, my body, my mind, and try to live my life and be happy.
Olivia Munn

I’m not afraid of aging.
Shelley Duvall

As we grow older, our bodies get shorter and our anecdotes longer.
Robert Quillen

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

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

The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.
Logan Pearsall Smith
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Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.
Louis Kronenberger

You should never reveal your true age.
Eve Arnold

I don’t want to fight aging; I want to take good care of myself, but plastic surgery and all that? I’m not interested.
Christine Lahti

You are as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fears; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.
Samuel Ullman

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

Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
George Bernard Shaw

He has a profound respect for old age. Especially when it’s bottled.
Gene Fowler

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

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

When I turned 60, it didn’t bother me at all.
Yoko Ono

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

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

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

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

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

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

Being seventy is not a sin.
Golda Meir

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

We pay when old for the excesses of youth.
J. B. Priestley

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

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

All diseases run into one, old age.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Age is how we determine how valuable you are.
Jane Elliot

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

Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer; and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit, like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day.
Donald G. Mitchell

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

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