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Wise Quotes about Old Age

May you find great value in these Old Age quotes and sayings.

And in the end, it's not
the years in your life that count,
it's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

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

 

I don't feel old.
I don't feel anything till noon.
That's when it's time for my nap.
- Bob Hope

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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'm saving that rocker for the day
when I feel as old as I really am.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.
- Mary Schmich

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

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

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

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

Old age is no place for sissies.
- Bette Davis

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

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

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

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue,
but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice;
it whitens only the hair.
- Ira Gershwin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause,
does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
- Hesiod

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

He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort,
should, when young, consider that he may one day become old,
and remember when he is old, that he has once been young.
- Joseph Addison

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

A man growing old becomes a child again.
- Sophocles

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

All diseases run into one - old age.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age;
he dies of being a man.
- Miguel de Unamuno

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

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

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 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.
- Liv Tyler

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

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

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

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

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

He has a profound respect for old age.
Especially when it's bottled.
- Gene Fowler

Old age is a shipwreck.
- Charles de Gaulle

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

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

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

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

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty, never grows old.
- Franz Kafka

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

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

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

One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend."
We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older.
The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young.
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age
when a busy life and changing geographies
can cause us to neglect those friends.
Today is the day to invest in those people
we hope will call us "old friend" in the years to come.
- Grant Fairley

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

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

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 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 secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age,
which mean never losing your enthusiasm.
- Aldous Huxley

I've told so many lies about my age I don't know how old I am myself.
- Ruby Wax

Old age and the passage of time teach all things.
- Sophocles

Colleges are like old-age homes, except for the fact
that more people die in colleges.
- Bob Dylan

Old age is when the liver spots show through your gloves.
- Phyllis Diller

Middle age is when your old classmates are so grey
and wrinkled and bald they don't recognize you.
- Bennett Cerf

It is not well to make great changes in old age.
- Charles Spurgeon

When your friends begin to flatter
you on how young you look,
it's a sure sign you're getting old.
- Mark Twain


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