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.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
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
After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.
Age considers; youth ventures.
Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
All diseases run into one, old age.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
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.
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
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.
Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.
Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man's lifetime income - which he then spends sending his son to college.
Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
George Bernard Shaw
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.
Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.
He has a profound respect for old age. Especially when it's bottled.
How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
C. S. Lewis
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought 17 was such a nice age. You're young enough to get away with things, but you're old enough, too.
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
I don't feel old. I don't feel anything till noon. That's when it's time for my nap.
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 your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel.
Henri Frederic Amiel
I've been cushioned against having to work, with Rocky's continual bounty.
In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past, we have arrived.
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
In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.
Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
It takes a long time to become young.
Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.
Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.
Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.
Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.
Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.
Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.
Muscles come and go; flab lasts.
No man is ever old enough to know better.
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.
None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
Henry David Thoreau
Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair.
Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
Old age is a shipwreck.
Charles de Gaulle
Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.
Old age is fifteen years older than I am.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
Old age is no place for sissies.
Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.
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!
The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.
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.
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.
The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.
The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it.
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.
The trick is growing up without growing old.
The whale is endangered, while the ant continues to do just fine.
The whole business of marshaling one's energies becomes more and more important as one grows older.
The wonderful world of home appliances now makes it possible to cook indoors with charcoal and outdoors with gas.
There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone; but, years after, we know it was much later.
There is still no cure for the common birthday.
There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.
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.
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.
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
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.
When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.
When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.
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.
When you become senile, you won't know it.
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.
You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
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.
You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
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.
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.