107 Quotes About Age

107 quotes about age, ranging from funny to insightful. As you read through them, think about how your own attitude towards aging has changed over the years. Hopefully, these quotes will help you to appreciate all the wonderful things that come with growing older!

Quotes About Age

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

2. 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

3. Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. – Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

8. 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

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

10. 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

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

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

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

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

15. 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

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

17. Every man over forty is a scoundrel. – George Bernard Shaw

18. Forty is the old age of youth fifty the youth of old age. – Victor Hugo

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

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

21. 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

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

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

24. A man growing old becomes a child again. – Sophocles

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

26. Age considers youth ventures. – Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

29. Old age is no place for sissies. – Bette Davis

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

31. 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

32. 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

33. Advice in old age is foolish for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey’s end. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

35. It takes a long time to become young. – Pablo Picasso

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

37. 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

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

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

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

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

42. 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

43. 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

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

45. 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

46. Old age is fifteen years older than I am. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

47. Ageing is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. – Betty Friedan

48. 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

49. The trick is growing up without growing old. – Casey Stengel

50. Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought. – Emily Dickinson

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

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

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

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

55. 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

56. After you’re older, two things are possibly more important than any others: health and money. – Helen Gurley Brown

57. 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

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

59. 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

60. My notion of a wife at 40 is that a man should be able to change her, like a bank note, for two 20s. – Warren Beatty

61. As you age naturally, your family shows more and more on your face. If you deny that, you deny your heritage. – Frances Conroy

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

63. 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

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

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

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

67. Ageing seems to be the only available way to live a long life. – Kitty O’Neill Collins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

75. Old age is a shipwreck. – Charles de Gaulle

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

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

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

79. No one can avoid ageing, but ageing productively is something else. – Katharine Graham

80. 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

81. Oh rage! Oh despair! Oh age, my enemy! – Pierre Corneille

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

83. 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

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

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

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

87. No man is ever old enough to know better. – Holbrook Jackson

88. The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood. – Logan P. Smith

89. In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us. – Beverly Sills

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

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

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

93. The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little. – Max Lerner

94. I’m not afraid of ageing. – Shelley Duvall

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

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

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

98. 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

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

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

101. I get all fired up about ageing in America. – Willard Scott

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

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

104. The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men more. – Colleen McCullough

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

106. The whole business of marshalling one’s energies becomes more and more important as one grows older. – Hume Cronyn

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

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