You are here: Home » Quotations » Age quotes #AgeQuotes

Age quotes #AgeQuotes

Age quotes and Age sayings – Top quotes about Age for everybod by Top quotes. My son, we ought to lay up a stock of absurd enthusiasms in our youth, or else we shall reach the end of our journey with an empty heart, for we lose a great many on our way. ~Victor Cherbuliez, Samuel Brohl and Partner, 1877, translated from French (translator unspecified)

O murmuring heart! thy pleasures may decay,
Thy faith grow cold, thy golden dreams take wing;
Still in the realm of faded youth and joy,
Heaven kindly leaves some bird of hope to sing.
~Albert Laighton (1829–1887), “In the Woods,” c.1859

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

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

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

Age quotes 1



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

The excesses of our youth, are drafts upon our old age, payable with interest, about thirty years after date. ~C.C. Colton, Lacon: or, Many Things in Few Words; Addressed to Those Who Think, 1820 (no. LXXVI)  [William Kitchiner later quoted this as “twenty years.” —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. ~Leroy “Satchel” Paige

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. Confucius

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

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

Age quotes 2

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

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

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

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

You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair. ~Douglas MacArthur

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. ~Chili Davis

Age quotes 3

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

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

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

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. Mark Twain

In youth the days are short and the years are long; in old age the years are short and the days long. ~Nikita Ivanovich Panin

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

In a man’s middle years there is scarcely a part of the body he would hesitate to turn over to the proper authorities. ~E.B. White

Age quotes 4

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

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

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

The dreams of our early morning
Like the dew had passed away;
Our skies of gold and crimson
Had turned to cloud and gray.
In the years that lay before us,
Half seen through the distant haze,
The winters grew drearily longer
And briefer the summer days.
~Edith Palmer, “October Violets,” c.1872

The years teach much which the days never knew. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Age quotes 5

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

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

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

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. ~Mark Twain, Following the Equator

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. ~George Bernard Shaw

There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. ~John Mortimer

Age quotes 6

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

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

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

Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative. ~Maurice Chevalier, New York Times, 9 October 1960

Old Time, that greatest and longest established spinner of all!…. his factory is a secret place, his work is noiseless, and his hands are mutes. ~Charles Dickens

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. ~Author Unknown



Age quotes 7

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

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

Time, that sad destroyer of youth’s airy castles, seemed to have passed over them with a charmed wing. ~Edward Parmele, “A Leaf from Indian Island,” 1840

A man’s age is something impressive, it sums up his life: maturity reached slowly and against many obstacles, illnesses cured, griefs and despairs overcome, and unconscious risks taken; maturity formed through so many desires, hopes, regrets, forgotten things, loves. A man’s age represents a fine cargo of experiences and memories. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wartime Writings 1939-1944, translated from French by Norah Purcell

Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. ~Robert Southey, The Doctor

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. ~John Barrymore

Age quotes 8

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

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

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

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

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were? ~Satchel Paige

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

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 vigour. With such people the grey 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

Age quotes 9

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

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

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

The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left. ~Jerry M. Wright

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to do it. ~Mark Twain

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

Age quotes 10

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

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

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

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

Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart. ~Caryn Leschen

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

Years ago we discovered the exact point, the dead center of middle age. It occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush to the net. ~Franklin Adams

Age quotes 11

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

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

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

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

Everyone is the age of their heart. ~Guatemalan Proverb

There is always a lot to be thankful for, if you take the time to look. For example, I’m sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don’t hurt. ~Author Unknown

Youth is a disease from which we all recover. ~Dorothy Fulheim

There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age — I missed it coming and going. ~J.B. Priestly

Age quotes

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

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

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

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

I still have a full deck; I just shuffle slower now. ~Author Unknown

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

By the time I have money to burn, my fire will have burnt out. ~Author Unknown

There is more felicity on the far side of baldness than young men can possibly imagine. ~Logan Pearsall Smith

We are young only once, after that we need some other excuse. ~Author Unknown

The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible. ~Judith Regan


Leave a Reply