Age Quotes

Age Quotes

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

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.

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

So people think I'm lying about my age all the time? It's the records that are wrong. I've never told anyone how old I am. The minute they ask me, I say 'That's none of your business.' So that means I've never once lied about my age. Now that's true!
Calista Flockhart

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

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

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

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

The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.
Joan Collins

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

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

The trick is growing up without growing old.
Casey Stengel

The whale is endangered, while the ant continues to do just fine.
Bill Vaughan

The whole business of marshaling one's energies becomes more and more important as one grows older.
Hume Cronyn

The wonderful world of home appliances now makes it possible to cook indoors with charcoal and outdoors with gas.
Bill Vaughan

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

There is still no cure for the common birthday.
John Glenn

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

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

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

To me - old age is always ten years older than I am.
John Burroughs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
Friedrich Nietzsche

When you become senile, you won't know it.
Bill Cosby

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

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
Mark Twain

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

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

You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
Bob Hope

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

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

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

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

Youth is wasted on the young.
George Bernard Shaw

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