Top #100+ Old Age Quotes
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The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. Aldous Huxley
“The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind.” – William Wordsworth
Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old. – Jonathan Swift
“Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.” – Herbert Hoover
Age is no guarantee of maturity.
Old age is age of freedom without worry of job and life.
Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age. – George Sand
The key to successful aging is…
to pay as little attention to it as possible. – Judith Regan
“It`s not how old you are, it`s how you are old.” – Jules Renard
Old age comes at a bad time.
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Beautiful young people are accidents of nature,
but beautiful old people are works of art. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Old age is just a record of one’s whole life. – Muhammad Ali
“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made. Our times are in his hand who saith, ‘A whole I planned, youth shows but half; Trust God: See all, nor be afraid!” – Robert Browning
Old age isn’t a battle; old age is a massacre. – Philip Roth
“The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened.” – Saki
Men grow old, pearls grow yellow, there is no cure for it.
We’ve put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it. – Frank A. Clark
A young man is embarrassed to question an older one. – Homer
“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
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Most people don’t grow up. They just age.
Our old age was in some respects the happiest period of life. – Charles Eastman
If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.”
– Mae West
My grandkids believe I’m the oldest thing in the world. And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too. – Gene Perret
All diseases run into one, old age. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Best Old Age Quotes
“A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.”
– John Barrymo
I was already devouring literature and I was the ripe old age of 15 when I decided to be an actor. I just thought plays were the most fantastic way of expressing life. I thought I’d discovered Shakespeare – ‘hey, there’s a new guy in town, don’t know if anyone’s read him.’ I was just excited about the whole thing, from day one. – Chiwetel Ejiofor
Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.
“Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age.” – Christopher Morley
Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age. – Jeanne Moreau
I have liv’d long enough: my way of life
Is fall’n into the sear, the yellow leaf;
And that which should accompany old age,
As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends,
I must not look to have; but, in their stead,
Curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honour, breath,
Which the poor heart would fain deny, and dare not.
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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
“I’m growing fonder of my staff;
I’m growing dimmer in my eyes;
I’m growing fainter in my laugh;
I’m growing deeper in my sighs;
I’m growing careless of my dress;
I’m growing frugal of my gold;
I’m growing wise; I’m growing–yes,–
I’m growing old.”
– John Godfrey Saxe
The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. – Frank Lloyd Wright
Just remember, once you’re over the hill,
you begin to pick up speed. – Charles Schulz
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young. – Theodore Roosevelt
The older I get…
the more of my mother I see in myself. -Nancy Friday
You were young, I thought, not once but always before, always always, every day before the day just passed. You were young only minutes ago.”
– Timothy Schaffert
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Growing old is mandatory but growing up is optional.
Old age: I fall asleep during the funerals of my friends. – Mason Cooley
It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age. – Margaret Mead
Famous Old Age Quotes
No man loves life like him that’s growing old. – SOPHOCLES
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
The secret of staying young is to live honestly,
eat slowly, and lie about your age. – Lucille Ball
Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age. – Aristotle
The years teach us much
the days never knew. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“How old are you?”
“Ten,” answered Tangle.
“You don’t look like it,” said the lady.
“How old are you, please?” returned Tangle.
“Thousands of years old,” answered the lady.
“You don’t look like it,” said Tangle.
“Don’t I? I think I do. Don’t you see how beautiful I am!”
― George MacDonald
Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to a man. – Leon Trotsky
“Old age hath yet his honour and his toil.” Alfred Lord Tennyson
Aging allows us to drop the baggage. It is only through life experiences that our incredible power can be brought forward in all its glory.
No spring, nor summer beauty hath such grace,
as I have seen in one autumnal face. – John Donne
The old are in a second childhood. – ARISTOPHANES
The exhaustion of old age is something people who are younger don’t fully appreciate. – Tony Benn
Seventy is old enough. After that there is too much risk.
Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week. – Louis Kronenberger
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
It is possible at any age to discover a lifelong desire you never knew you had
“The good thing about being old is not being young.”
– Stephen Richards
First 20 years is full of energy and stupity and last 20 years full of experience.
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
There’s one advantage to being 102. There’s no peer pressure. -DENNIS WOLFBERG
Put cotton in your ears and pebbles in your shoes.
Pull on rubber gloves.
Smear Vaseline over your glasses,
and there you have it: instant old age. – Malcolm Cowley
Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you’re aboard, there’s nothing you can do.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us. – Thomas Carlyle
“And this is the strangest of all paradoxes of the human adventure; we live inside all experience, but we are permitted to bear witness only to the outside. Such is the riddle of life and the story of the passing of our days.”
– Howard Thurman
Life is like a hot bath. It feels good while you’re in it, but the longer you stay in, the more wrinkled you get.
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent…
that is to triumph over old age.
In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order. – Will Durant
I truly believe that age — if you’re healthy — age is just a number. – HUGH HEFNER
How stunning are the changes which age makes in a man while he sleeps!
What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease. – Jean Paul
I just got a rather nasty shock. In looking for something or other I came across the fact that one of my cats is about to be nine years old, and that another of them will shortly thereafter be eight; I have been labouring under the delusion they were about five and six. And yesterday I happened to notice in the mirror that while I have long since grown used to my beard being very grey indeed, I was not prepared to discover that my eyebrows are becoming noticeably shaggy. I feel the tomb is just around the corner. And there are all these books I haven’t read yet, even if I am simultaneously reading at least twenty…”
– Edward Gorey
Filth and old age, I’m sure you will agree, are powerful wardens upon chastity. – Geoffrey Chaucer
Young people knows how to run fast but old people know the way.
The Disappointment of Manhood succeeds to the delusion of Youth: let us hope that the heritage of Old Age is not Despair. -BENJAMIN DISRAELI
You still look 21… From a distance.
Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
“I’ll be happy if running and I can grow old together.”
– Haruki Murakami
How beautiful can time with goodness, make and old man look. – Douglas Jerrold
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. – W. Somerset Maugham
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
“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning
Your age doesn’t lie. Neither does that face.
Live your life and forget your age.