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Saturday, 30 November 2013

Age Quotes and Sayings 12


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

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

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

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.
~Victor Hugo

Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
~George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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

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

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

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

Age considers; youth ventures.
~Rabindranath Tagore

A man growing old becomes a child again.

Old age is no place for sissies.
~Bette Davis

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

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

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

The true way to render age vigorous is to prolong the youth of the mind. 
~Mortimer Collins

A man is as old as he's feeling,
A woman as old as she looks.
~Mortimer Collins

When the problem is not so much resisting temptation as finding it, you may just be getting older. 
~Author Unknown

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. 
~Henry Ford

I am getting old and the sign of old age is that I begin to philosophize and ponder over problems which should not be my concern at all. 
~Jawaharlal Nehru

Sometimes age succeeds, sometimes it fails.  It depends on you. 
~Ravensara Noite

An old woman looks in a mirror, recalls a little girl with a rag doll, and wonders what became of the little girl.
~Robert Brault

The best thing about getting old is that all those things you couldn't have when you were young you no longer want. 
~L.S. McCandless

I never felt that there was anything enviable in youth.  I cannot recall that any of us, as youths, admired our condition to excess or had a desire to prolong it. 
~Bernard Berenson

Middle age is when work is a lot less fun and fun is a lot more work. 
~Author Unknown

Sometimes it takes years to really grasp what has happened to your life. 
~Wilma Rudolph

When our vices desert us, we flatter ourselves that we are deserting our vices. 
~Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld

We thought we were running away from the grown-ups, and now we're the grown-ups.  ~Margaret Atwood

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Age Quotes and Sayings 11


It's a mere moment in a man's life between an All-Star Game and an Old-timers' Game. ~Vin Scully

It seems no more than right that men should seize time by the forelock, for the rude old fellow, sooner or later, pulls all their hair out. 
~George Dennison Prentice, Prenticeana, 1860

At another year
I would not boggle
Except that when I jog
I joggle.
~Ogden Nash, "Birthday on the Beach"

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

It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart. 
~Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The paired butterflies are already yellow with August
Over the grass in the West garden;
They hurt me.  I grow older.
~Li Po

In dog years, I'm dead. 
~Author Unknown

Middle age:  The time when you'll do anything to feel better, except give up what is hurting you. 
~Robert Quillen

If youth but know,
And old age only could.
~Henri Estienne

Old age puts more wrinkles in our minds than on our faces. 
~Michel de Montaigne

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen. 
~Mark Twain

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
~Mark Twain

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

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
~Mark Twain

Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.
~C. S. Lewis

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

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

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
~Robert Frost

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Age Quotes and Sayings 10


The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.  ~Arthur Schopenhauer

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

You spend 90% of your adult life hoping for a long rest and the last 10% trying to convince the Lord that you're actually not that tired. 
~Robert Brault,

It's hard to feel middle-aged, because how can you tell how long you are going to live?  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened. 
~Jennifer Yane

I am now old enough to no longer have a fear of dying young.
~Bruce Ades, c.1990

Middle age is when we can do just as much as ever - but would rather not. 
~Author Unknown

In the central place of every heart there is a recording chamber.  So long as it receives a message of beauty, hope, cheer, and courage - so long are you young.  When the wires are all down and our heart is covered with the snow of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then, and only then, are you grown old. 
~Douglas MacArthur

Is that a birthday? 'tis, alas! too clear;
'Tis but the funeral of the former year.
~Alexander Pope

The sun shines different ways in summer and winter.  We shine different ways in the seaons of our lives. 
~Terri Guillemets

No spring nor summer's beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one Autumnal face....
~John Donne, "Elegy IX: The Autumnal"

To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable. 
~Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891

[H]e drew towards his premature old age, childless and lonely,—like the needle which, approaching within a certain distance of the pole, becomes helpless and useless, and, ceasing to tremble, rusts.
~Lord Byron, about Alexander Pope

Zeal, n.  A certain nervous disorder afflicting the young and inexperienced. 
~Ambrose Bierce

There are years that ask questions and years that answer. 
~Zora Neale Hurston

I admire and respect those unique and positive individuals who can "age without aging." The number of times a heart beats is not as important as its tempo and rhythm.
~Craig D. Slovak

The elderly don't drive that badly; they're just the only ones with time to do the speed limit.
~Jason Love

May we keep a little of the fuel of youth to warm our body in old age.
~Minna Thomas Antrim, "To Harder Times," A Book of Toasts, 1902

Some of your teachers are actually closer in age to you than you think.
~Maya Lin

I want to live to be 120. That's when I will start worrying about my age.
~Helena Christensen

We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed.
~Lawrence Clark Powell

For students today, only 10 percent of children from working-class families graduate from college by the age of 24 as compared to 58 percent of upper-middle-class and wealthy families.
~Patrick J. Kennedy

A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.
~Robertson Davies

I never took guitar lessons. I took classical piano lessons from the age of six when we lived in Holland. And when we moved to America, it was just the typical thing except I was really good at it; so was my brother.
~Eddie Van Halen

I think you can't really escape any kind of spiritual education as a child, whether it's New Age or Judaism or Buddhism or whatever it is. You can't escape it, even if you completely disagree with it, you still have it as a foundation that you base things off of.
~Jack White

The older generation had greater respect for land than science. But we live in an age when science, more than soil, has become the provider of growth and abundance. Living just on the land creates loneliness in an age of globality.
~Shimon Peres

At my age, the radiation will probably do me good.
~Norman Wisdom

It's not the normal way to look at things but I experienced death at a really young age and because of that it's been part of my mental landscape that death is really very possible.
~Cate Blanchett

I've an enormous respect for my mother who at the age of 39 raised three children, and I grew up with my grandmother in the household. And so it was a really strong household of women - my poor brother! It was great growing up with so many generations of women.
~Cate Blanchett

Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly serene, but my eighties are passionate. I grow more intense as I age.
~Florida Scott-Maxwell

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Age Quotes and Sayings 9


Ev'ry season hath its pleasures:
Spring may boast her flow'ry prime,
Yet the vineyard's ruby treasures
Brighten autumn's sob'rer time.
So life's year begins and closes;
Days, though short'ning, still can shine;
What, though youth gave loves and roses,
Age still leaves us friends and wine....
Thus may we, as years are flying,
To their flight our pleasures suit,
Nor regret the blossoms dying,
While we still can taste the fruit.
~Thomas Moore, "Spring and Autumn"

Young twigs will bend but not old trees.
~Dutch Proverb

Age seldom arrives smoothly or quickly. It's more often a succession of jerks.
~Jean Rhys

Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age.  Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. 
~Tom Wilson

We are always the same age inside. 
~Gertrude Stein

Old age ain't no place for sissies. 
~Bette Davis

The last birthday that's any good is 23. 
~Andy Rooney

At my age, you not only have bittersweet memories, you make bittersweet plans.  ~Robert Brault

Middle age is having a choice between two temptations and choosing the one that'll get you home earlier. 
~Dan Bennett

I fear vastly more a futile, incompetent old age than I do any form of death. 
~William Allen White

Wrinkled was not one of the things I wanted to be when I grew up. 
~Author Unknown

Like our shadows, our wishes lengthen as our sun declines. 
~Edward Young,Night Thoughts

My younger passions are still listening, as I age. 
~Terri Guillemets

Don't let aging get you down.  It's too hard to get back up. 
~Attributed to John Wagner

As we grow older, our capacity for enjoyment shrinks, but not our appetite for it. 
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

By age seven, I used to comb my hair for performances, just pull my hair up into a bun. Granted, it wasn't a very intricate hairstyle. Still, to be that responsible and disciplined at age seven is unusual.
~Janet Jackson

I've had two romances since moving to Las Vegas. One was with somebody 12 years older than me, and the other was the same age, and neither worked out. I know people still think of me as one of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends, and he of course was much older than me, but that was a whole different lifestyle and a different kind of dating.
~Holly Madison

We have become a society that can't self-correct, that can't address its obvious problems, that can't pull out of its nosedive. And so to our list of disasters let us add this fourth entry: we have entered an age of folly that - for all our Facebooking and the twittling tweedle-dee-tweets of the twitterati - we can't wake up from.
~Thomas Frank

I love physical kinds of comedy and getting down and dirty and doing stunts. When I was growing up, I was always getting into fights with guys and usually punching out boys my age because I was a lot bigger and tougher. So I'm naturally accustomed to putting myself into the headspace of a girl who can take care of herself.
~Cameron Diaz

I think that horror films have a very direct relationship to the time in which they're made. The films that really strike a film with the public are very often reflecting something that everyone, consciously or unconsciously feeling - atomic age, post 9-11, post Iraq war; it's hard to predict what people are going to be afraid of.
~Eli Roth

I became married at a young age and had two daughters and divorced at 26. I had to go on welfare to make ends meet. I had no way to support myself.
~Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Women of child-bearing age steadily run out of eggs by the continuous process of cell death. While reading a copy of the 'Guardian' carefully from cover to cover, a normal woman will have lost on average two eggs - while, typically, a normal man will have made 70,000 new sperm.
~Robert Winston

Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese.
~Billie Burke

I'm glad now, at age 66, that I never used alcohol or tobacco... I've buried a lot of friends who used tobacco or alcohol.
~Jerry Falwell

Up until age 40, most men are just not as mature as women. So, it makes sense that a lot of women date up in age a bit.
~Patti Stanger

I think the most exciting thing is that you expect people our age to know the music, but actually a lot of kids know the music, and if anything is left, we have left really good music, and that's the important part, not the mop-tops or whatever.
Ringo Starr

A woman my age is not supposed to be attractive or sexually appealing. I just get kinda tired of that.
~Kathleen Turner

Age Quotes and Sayings 8


Beautiful is old age—beautiful as the slow-dropping mellow autumn of a rich glorious summer. In the old man, Nature has fulfilled her work; she loads him with blessings; she fills him with the fruits of a well-spent life; and, surrounded by his children and his children's children, she rocks him softly away to a grave, to which he is followed with blessings. God forbid we should not call it beautiful.
~J.A. Froude

I spent my 30s fixing everything I broke in my 20s. 
~Eddie Murphy

A man is not old as long as he is seeking something. 
~Jean Rostand

The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been. 
~Madeleine L'Engle

You're never too old.  Unfortunately, you're always too young to know it. 
~Robert Brault

Youth disserves; middle age conserves; old age preserves. 
~Martin H. Fischer

One of the best parts of growing older?  You can flirt all you like since you've become harmless. 
~Liz Smith

Spiritual sloth, or acedia, was known as The Sin of the Middle Ages.  It's the sin of my middle age, too. 
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

We turn not older with years, but newer every day. 
~Emily Dickinson

In a dream you are never eighty. 
~Anne Sexton

Old men are fond of giving good advice, to console themselves for being no longer in a position to give bad examples. 
~François La Rochefoucauld

Middle age is when a narrow waist and a broad mind begin to change places. 
~Author Unknown

Middle age is youth without its levity, and age without decay. 
~Daniel Defoe

There must be a day or two in a man's life when he is the precise age for something important. 
~Franklin P. Adams

Where did the time go?  Yesterday, I was a girl, and today, I suddenly find myself in the autumn of my years with the cold winds of winter breathing down my neck. 
~Peggy Toney Horton

You can live to be a hundred if you give up all things that make you want to live to be a hundred. 

I don't do alcohol anymore - I get the same effect just standing up fast. 
~Author Unknown

Age is something only in your head or a stereotype. Age means nothing when you are passionate about something.
~Carolina Herrera

I hope to have one more boxing match at the age of 55. Given that demographic at the age of 55 to 65, you've got to make a statement with your life. Otherwise, you are just existing.
~George Foreman

It's the kind of clothes that mothers and daughters can wear, in terms of concept... It's not about age. It's about taste, and it's about lifestyle. I believe women of all ages can wear anything.
~Ralph Lauren

I'm moving into that eldership age, you know? I'm at the 'wise woman' age where it's not about learning, but utilizing the information that I have in a way that serves other people. That's a high calling and it's a great responsibility.
~Iyanla Vanzant

When I was seventeen, I worked as a counsellor at a co-ed sleep-away camp for eight weeks. I loved it but it could be harrowing - it was far too much responsibility for someone my age.
~Harlan Coben

The most important function of the university in an age of reason is to protect reason from itself.
~Allan Bloom

The question isn't at what age I want to retire, it's at what income.
~George Foreman

I think my fans will follow me into our combined old age. Real musicians and real fans stay together for a long, long time.
~Bonnie Raitt

Genius worship is the inevitable sign of an uncreative age.
~Clive Bell

And at the same time, I had my very first concert at the age of 16. I hadn't heard a symphony orchestra before, and I was so deeply impressed I said I have to be a conductor.
~Kurt Masur

We are an age without leaders. We stopped having leaders at the end of the 20th century.
~Oriana Fallaci

In my old age, I have been thinking about this, and I have reached the conclusion that those who have physical courage also have moral courage.
~Oriana Fallaci

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