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No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating. Oscar Wilde
Old age is a shipwreck. Charles De Gaulle
Old age is an insult. It's like being smacked. Lawrence Durrell
Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen. Mark Twain
A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, ''At my age, I don't even buy green bananas. Claude D. Pepper
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were? ~Satchel Paige
Getting older is like riding a bicycle, if you don't keep peddling, you'll fall. Claude D. Pepper
Age is a high price to pay for maturity. Tom Stoppard
How earthy old people become --moldy as the grave! Their wisdom smacks of the earth. There is no foretaste of immortality in it. They remind me of earthworms and mole crickets. Henry David Thoreau
I refuse to admit that I am more than 52, even if that makes my children illegitimate. Lady Nancy Astor
Twenty years a child; twenty years running wild; twenty years a mature man --and after that, praying. Irish Proverb
I will never give in to old age until I become old. And I'm not old yet! Tina Turner
While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be. Amos Bronson Alcott
The older one grows, the more one likes indecency. Virginia Woolf
Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed. Anthony Powell
Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty. Edward Hoagland
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read. Francis Bacon
He that is not handsome at 20, nor strong at 30, nor rich at 40, nor wise at 50, will never be handsome, strong, rich or wise. George Herbert
A man is not old as long as he is seeking something. Jean Rostand
I'm saving that rocker for the day when I feel as old as I really am. Dwight D. Eisenhower
There are people whose watch stops at a certain hour and who remain permanently at that age. Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
The trick is growing up without growing old. Casey Stengel
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. J. F. Boyse
When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over. George Macdonald
To be happy, we must be true to nature, and carry our age along with us. William Hazlitt
It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash. Emily Carr
Maturity is that time when the mirrors in our mind turn to windows and instead of seeing the reflection of ourselves we see others. Anonymous
In middle life, the human back is spoiling for a technical knockout and will use the flimsiest excuse, even a sneeze, to fall apart. Elwyn Brooks White
Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young. Philo
It takes a long time to become young. Pablo Picasso
None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. Henry David Thoreau
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. ~John Barrymore
To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Age carries all things away, even the mind. Virgil
Now, aged 50, I'm just poised to shoot forth quite free straight and undeflected my bolts whatever they are. Virginia Woolf
Age is not important unless you're a cheese. Helen Hayes
Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life. Daniel Francois Esprit Auber
If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older. Abraham Sutzkever
We've put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it. ~Frank A. Clark
Since it is the Other within us who is old, it is natural that the revelation of our age should come to us from outside --from others. We do not accept it willingly. Simone De Beauvoir
Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought. Rahel
I don't generally feel anything until noon, then it's time for my nap. Bob Hope
Old age is not a disease -- it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses. Maggie Kuhn
Minds ripen at very different ages. Elizabeth Montagu
The surest sign of age is loneliness. Amos Bronson Alcott
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
Age will not be defied. Francis Bacon
When you get to fifty-two food becomes more important than sex. Prue Leith
My time has been passed viciously and agreeably; at thirty-one so few years months days hours or minutes remain that ''Carpe Diem'' is not enough. I have been obliged to crop even the seconds -- for who can trust to tomorrow? Lord Byron
A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality. Pindar
I wasted time, and now time doth waste me. William Shakespeare
Life begins at 40 -- but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times. William Feather
In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day's long. Nikita Ivanovich Panin
These are the soul's changes. I don't believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism. Virginia Woolf
You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea. John Nuveen
A woman would rather visit her own grave than the place where she has been young and beautiful after she is aged and ugly. Corra May Harris
Rejoice that you have still have a long time to live, before the thought comes to you that there is nothing more in the world to see. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, age don't matter. Leroy ''Satchel'' Paige
I have always felt that a woman has the right to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity until, perhaps, she passes into the realm of over ninety. Then it is better she be candid with herself and with the world. Helena Rubinstein
One of those men who reach such an acute limited excellence at twenty-one that everything afterward savors of anti-climax. Anonymous
How people keep correcting us when we are young! There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over. Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life. Friedrich Nietzsche
Whatever poet, orator, or sage may say of it, old age is still old age. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Old age is like flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do. Golda Meir
Old age is the verdict of life. Amelia E. Barr
Live your life and forget your age. Norman Vincent Peale
At 46 one must be a miser; only have time for essentials. Virginia Woolf
A lady of a ''certain age,'' which means certainly aged. Lord Byron
It is a toss up whether it is worse to be old and bent or young and broke. Anonymous
I'd like to grow very old as slowly as possible. Irene Mayer Selznick
It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time. Simone De Beauvoir
If the young knew and the old could, there is nothing that couldn't be done. Proverb
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
They are all gone into the world of light, and I alone sit lingering here. Henry Vaughan
The disappointment of manhood succeeds the delusion of youth. Benjamin Disraeli
To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
We must not take the faults of our youth with us into old age, for age brings along its own defects. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important. Martin Luther King Jr.
Age is not all decay; it is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk. George Macdonald
Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying, ''Why not?'' and the other, ''Why bother?'' Sidney J. Harris
Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry. Alan Bleasdale
No one grows old by living. Only by losing interest in living. Marie Beyon Ray
Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle. ~Bob Hope
Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield. Muriel Spark
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
It's sad to grow old, but nice to ripen. ~Brigitte Bardot
It is not how old you are, but how you are old. Marie Dressler
We lose our hair, our teeth! Our bloom, our ideals. Samuel Beckett
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. Jane Harrison
But it's hard to be hip over thirty when everyone else is nineteen, when the last dance we learned was the Lindy, and the last we heard, girls who looked like Barbara Streisand were trying to do something about it. Judith Viorst
The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little. Max Lerner
I delight in men over seventy. They always offer one the devotion of a lifetime. Oscar Wilde
No one is so old as to think he cannot live one more year. Marcus T. Cicero
I hope I never get so old I get religious. Ingmar Bergman
Talking is the disease of age. Ben Johnson
We are young only once, after that we need some other excuse. ~Author Unknown
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift; in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate. Soren Kierkegaard
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
In mid-life the man wants to see how irresistible he still is to younger women. How they turn their hearts to stone and more or less commit a murder of their marriage I just don't know, but they do. Patricia Neal
To me -- old age is always ten years older than I am. Andre B. Buruch
One of the delights known to age, and beyond the grasp of youth, is that of not going. J. B. Priestley
Let us not be too particular; it is better to have old secondhand diamonds than none at all.'' Mark Twain
But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave. William Wordsworth
Youth is full of sport, age's breath is short; youth is nimble, age is lame; Youth is hot and bold, age is weak and cold; Youth is wild, and age is tame. William Shakespeare
For the last third of life there remains only work. It alone is always stimulating, rejuvenating, exciting and satisfying. KSThe Kollwitz
The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. Lucille Ball
Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death. Walt Whitman
To grow old is to grow common. Old age equalizes -- we are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world. Eric Hoffer
Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative. ~Maurice Chevalier
That man never grows old who keeps a child in his heart. Sir Richard Steele
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust. Samuel Ullman
Old age though despised, is coveted by all. Proverb
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
Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon, silvering over the evening of life. Jean Paul Richter
The short bloom of our brief and narrow life flies far away. While we are calling for flowers and wine and woman, old age is upon us. Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
That old man dies prematurely whose memory records no benefits conferred. They only have lived long who have lived virtuously. Richard Brinsley Sheridan
In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us. Josh Billings
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap into this source, you will truly have defeated age. Sophia Loren
I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old. Peter Gabriel
We grow neither better or worse as we get old, but more like ourselves. May L. Becker
Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. ~Author Unknown
A man's as old as he's feeling. A woman as old as she looks. Mortimer Collins
If you're starting to look wrinkled, don't worry. It covers the scars. Anonymous
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age. Thomas B. Aldrich
Getting old is a fascination thing. The older you get, the older you want to get. Keith Richards
Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are. Muhammad Ali
Years ago we discovered the exact point, the dead center of middle age. It occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush to the net. ~Franklin Adams
There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age - I missed it coming and going. ~J.B. Priestly
Thirty -- the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair. Anonymous
People of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon and seldom drive business home to it's conclusion, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. Francis Bacon
Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons. Eli Cass
Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death. Herman Melville
By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves. Marie Dressler
One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old. Jonathan Swift
The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped. Arthur Schopenhauer
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. Bonstettin
If youth knew; if age could. Henri Estienne
Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. ~Robert Southey
Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul. Andre Maurois
I venerate old age; and I love not the man who can look without emotion upon the sunset of life, when the dusk of evening begins to gather over the watery eye, and the shadows of twilight grow broader and deeper upon the understanding. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. Jean Paul
Old age may seem a long way off. But on the day it doesn't, it will be too late to do anything about it. Anonymous
Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem -- in my opinion -- to characterize our age. Albert Einstein
No gray hairs streak my soul, no grandfatherly fondness there! I shake the world with the might of my voice, and walk --handsome, twenty-two year old. Vladimir Mayakovsky
Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age. George Eliot
Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice. Cato The Elder
Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful, kindly, sunshiny old age. Lydia M. Child
You are young at any age if you are planning for tomorrow. Anonymous
I think in twenty years I'll be looked at like Bob Hope. Doing those president jokes and golf shit. It scares me. Eddie Murphy
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name. Philip Larkin
The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away; than what it leaves behind. William Wordsworth
I married an archaeologist because the older I grow, the more he appreciates me. Agatha Christie
There cannot live a more unhappy creature than an ill-natured old man, who is neither capable of receiving pleasures, nor sensible of conferring them on others. Sir William Temple
There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow. Edith Wharton
How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. John Burroughs
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have; the older she gets the more interested he is in her. Agatha Christie
Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made. Robert Browning
The older we grow the greater becomes our wonder at how much ignorance one can contain without bursting one's clothes. Mark Twain
Every man over forty is a scoundrel. George Bernard Shaw
Age doesn't matter, unless you're cheese. Billie Burke
Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face. Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it!'' Doris Day
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
An old young man, will be a young old man. Benjamin Franklin
You're only young once, but you can be immature forever. John Greier
Now that I am sixty, I see why the idea of elder wisdom has passed from currency. John Updike
No wise man ever wished to be younger. Jonathan Swift
You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older. Anouk Aimee
One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young. Dorothy Canfield Fisher
A healthy old fellow, who is not a fool, is the happiest creature living. Sir Richard Steele
Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. [2 Corinthians 4:16] Bible
Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world. George Bernard Shaw
Discern of the coming on of years, and think not to do the same things still; for age will not be defied. Francis Bacon
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. ~Mark Twain
To think, when one is no longer young, when one is not yet old, that one is no longer young, that one is not yet old, that is perhaps something. Samuel Beckett
The misery of the middle-aged woman is a gray and hopeless thing, born of having nothing to live for, of disappointment and resentment at having been gypped by consumer society, and surviving merely to be the butt of its unthinking scorn. Germaine Greer
Wrecked on the lee shore of age. Sarah Orne Jewett
We do not count a man's years until he has nothing else to count. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Age considers; youth ventures. Raupach
Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long. W. Somerset Maugham
There is nothing more despicable than an old man who has no other proof than his age to offer of his having lived long in the world. Seneca
We pay when old for the excesses of youth. Proverb
When you're 50 you start thinking about things you haven't thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity -- but actually it's about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial. Joyce Carol Oates
I'm at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table. Rodney Dangerfield
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young. Fred Astaire
In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival. Luis Bunuel
Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay. Daniel Defoe
Seek ye counsel of the aged for their eyes have looked on the faces of the years and their ears have hardened to the voices of Life. Even if their counsel is displeasing to you, pay heed to them. Kahlil Gibran
You must not pity me because my sixtieth year finds me still astonished. To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old. Washington Irving
With sixty staring me in the face, I have developed inflammation of the sentence structure and definite hardening of the paragraphs. James Thurber
If my body were a tree trunk, the inner rings would surely begin to reveal the time it has had to mature. Robert M. Hensel
Old age, especially an honored old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth. Marcus T. Cicero
At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all. Baltasar Gracian
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. Fay Weldon
In my twenties, my pleasures tended to be physical. In my thirties, my pleasures tended to be intellectual. I can't say which was more exquisite. Steve Kangas
Growing old is not growing up. Doug Horton
Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us. Thomas Carlyle
We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. Anonymous
The foolishness of old age does not characterize all who are old, but only the foolish. Marcus T. Cicero
If you wouldn't live long, live well; for folly and wickedness shorten life. Benjamin Franklin
At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment. Benjamin Franklin
From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life. Carl Jung
He was then in his fifty-fourth year, when even in the case of poets reason and passion begin to discuss a peace treaty and usually conclude it not very long afterwards. Georg C. Lichtenberg
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. H. L. Mencken
An aged Christian, with the snow of time upon his head, may remind us that those points of earth are whitest which are nearest to heaven. Edwin Hubbel Chapin
At twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he is seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he know he can't. Clarence Darrow
I have found it to be true that the older I've become the better my life has become. Rush Limbaugh
It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily. R. Palmer
The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later. Charles Caleb Colton
Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever. Don Marquis
Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example. Alexander Pope
Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week. Maggie Kuhn
I believe the true function of age is memory. I'm recording as fast as I can. Rita Mae Brown
Age withers only the outside. Anonymous
It's good to be here. At 98, it's good to be anywhere. George Burns
A man has every season while a woman only has the right to spring. That disgusts me. Jane Fonda
What a man knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty is for the most part incommunicable. Adlai E. Stevenson
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. Garson Kanin
Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. Francis Bacon
At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest. Samuel Johnson
When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory. John Mortimer
The outer passes away; the innermost is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Thomas Carlyle
While we look not a that things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. [2 Corinthians 4:18] Bible
It is a sobering thought, that when Mozart was my age he had been dead for two years. Tom Lehrer
I shall soon be six-and-twenty. Is there anything in the future that can possibly console us for not being always twenty-five? Lord Byron
O what a thing is age! Death without death's quiet. Walter Savage Landor
If you associate enough with older people who do enjoy their lives, who are not stored away in any golden ghettos, you will gain a sense of continuity and of the possibility for a full life. Margaret Mead
The older we get the more we must limit ourselves if we wish to be active. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The person of wisdom is the person of years. Young
The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball. ~Doug Larson
Nature is full of freaks, and now puts an old head on young shoulders, and then takes a young heart heating under fourscore winters. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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
I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up. Harry Hershfield
I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel. Elizabeth Arden
Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age. Victor Hugo
The woman who tells her age is either too young to have anything to lose or too old to have anything to gain. Chinese Proverb
The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them. Henry David Thoreau
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
Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth. W. Somerset Maugham
It was one of the deadliest and heaviest feelings of my life to feel that I was no longer a boy. From that moment I began to grow old in my own esteem --and in my esteem age is not estimable. Lord Byron
When we are young we take pains to be agreeable, and when we are old we take pains not to be disagreeable. Anonymous
Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism. Claude D. Pepper
Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle. Bob Hope
Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese. Billie Burke
Every man is the creature of the age in which he lives; very few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time. Voltaire
An old man loved is winter with flowers. German Proverb
By the time you're eighty years old you've learned everything. You only have to remember it. George Burns
What's a man's age? He must hurry more, that's all; Cram in a day, what his youth took a year to hold. Robert Browning
Age. That period of life in which we compound for the vices that remain by reviling those we have no longer the vigor to commit. Ambrose Bierce
Age is a high price to pay for maturity. ~Tom Stoppard
Some men are born old, and some men never seem so. If we keep well and cheerful, we are always young and at last die in youth even when in years would count as old. Tryon Edwards
No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience. Terence
Age, like distance lends a double charm. Oliver Wendell Holmes
A woman's always younger than a man at equal years. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me. Thomas Jefferson
Everyone is the age of their heart. ~Guatemalan Proverb
One of the aged greatest miseries is that they cannot easily find a companion able to share the memories of the past. Johnson
When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality. Germaine De Stael
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are. Leroy ''Satchel'' Paige
Getting older is no problem. You just have to live long enough. Groucho Marx
You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long. Marcus T. Cicero
Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years. Oscar Wilde
You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old. George Burns
There is not a more repulsive spectacle than on old man who will not forsake the world, which has already forsaken him. Tholuck
As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity. Jean Paul Richter
Keep on raging -- to stop the aging. The Delltones
The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death. Desiderius Erasmus
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am. Bernard M. Baruch
If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old. James A. Garfield
He is so old that his blood type was discontinued. Bill Dana
It is only necessary to grow old to become more charitable and even indulgent. I see no fault committed by others that I have not committed myself. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying! William Shakespeare
Age does not protect you from love but love to some extent protects you from age. Jeanne Moreau
An old-timer is one who remembers when it cost more to run a car than to park it. Anonymous
A person is always startled when he hears himself called old for the first time. Oliver Wendell Holmes
First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down. ~Leo Rosenberg
Every stage of human life, except the last, is marked out by certain and defined limits; old age alone has no precise and determinate boundary. Marcus T. Cicero
My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our cabernet stage. Peggy Noonan
The latter part of a wise person's life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier. Jonathan Swift
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. Arthur E. Morgan
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Old people love to give good advice to console themselves for no longer being able to set a bad example. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left. ~Jerry M. Wright
When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age. Victor Hugo
With care, and skill, and cunning art, She parried Time's malicious dart, And kept the years at bay, Till passion entered in her heart and aged her in a day! Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts. ~Martin Buxbaum
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
Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow up. Tryon Edwards
Here, with whitened hair, desires failing, strength ebbing out of him, with the sun gone down and with only the serenity and the calm warning of the evening star left to him, he drank to Life, to all it had been, to what it was, to what it would be. Hurrah! Sean O'Casey
You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them. Arnold Palmer
An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick. William Butler Yeats
At last now you can be what the old cannot recall and the young long for in dreams, yet still include them all. Elizabeth Jennings
I am thirty-three -- the age of the good Sans-culotte Jesus; an age fatal to revolutionists. Camille Desmoulins
A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress. Joyce Carey
I'm like old wine. They don't bring me out very often, but I'm well preserved. Rose F. Kennedy
My age is as a lusty winter, frosty but kindly. William Shakespeare
Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair. J. P. Senn
As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary. Ernest Hemingway
The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible. ~Judith Regan
The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles. Sigmund Z. Engel
Old age equalizes -- we are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world. Eric Hoffer
Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked. Pearl S. Buck
You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. Bob Hope
Age does not matter if the matter does not age. Carlos Pena Romulo
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. Lydia M. Child
The worst old age is that of the mind. William Hazlitt
The golden age is before us, not behind us. St. Simon
Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday. Thomas Arnold
Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young. Benjamin Franklin
The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down. T. S. Eliot
It really costs me a lot emotionally to watch myself on-screen. I think of myself, and feel like I'm quite young, and then I look at this old man with the baggy chins and the tired eyes and the receding hairline and all that. Gene Hackman
It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
We are happier in many ways when we are old than when we were young. The young sow wild oats. The old grow sage. Winston Churchill
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
Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations. Anonymous
I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent. Wendy Cope
Many foxes grow gray but few grow good. Benjamin Franklin
She was a handsome woman of forty-five and would remain so for many years. Anita Brookner
The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young. ~Oscar Wilde
The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness. Eric Hoffer
I have never known a person to live to be one hundred and be remarkable for anything else. Josh Billings
Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character. Ralph B. Perry
Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed. Edward Young
Every time I think that I'm getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens. Lillian Carter
How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth, stolen on his wing my three-and-twentieth year! John Milton
Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form. Andre Maurois
Don't just count your years, make your years count. Ernest Meyers
Old men should have more care to end life well than to live long. Captain J. Brown
O Time and change! -- with hair as gray as was my sire's that winter day, how strange it seems, with so much gone of life and love, to still live on! John Greenleaf Whittier
How can the moribund old man reason back to himself the romance, the mystery, the imminence of great things with which our old earth tingled for him in the days when he was young and well? William James
When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out. I. F. Stone
The trouble with our age is that it is all signpost and no destination. Louis Kronenberger
The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits. Hervey Allen
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. Matt Dillon
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 T. Cicero
You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology. Deepak Chopra
How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete. Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
A woman past forty should make up her mind to be young; not her face. Billie Burke
None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. ~Henry David Thoreau
Few people know how to be old. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor. Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold and have escaped, not from one master, but from many. Plato
At twenty you have many desires which hide the truth, but beyond forty there are only real and fragile truths --your abilities and your failings. Gerard Depardieu
He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden. Plato
To know how to grow old is the master-work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. ~Henri Amiel
Study until twenty five, investigate until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance. Sir William Osler
Age is a matter of feeling, not of years. George William Curtis
Methuselah lived to be 969 years old . You boys and girls will see more in the next fifty years than Methuselah saw in his whole lifetime. Mark Twain
Men who have reached and passed forty-five, have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world, and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this. Benjamin Haydon
Who soweth good seed shall surely reap; The year grows rich as it groweth old, And life's latest sands are its sands of gold! Julia C. R. Dorr
When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of twenty-one, little did I suspect that I should be at forty-nine, what I now am. Samuel Johnson
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age. ~Victor Hugo
There is no one so old as to not think they may live a day longer. Marcus T. Cicero
The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older. Lord Chesterfield
I have lived long enough. My way of life is to fall into the sere, the yellow leaf, and that which should accompany old age, as honor, love, obedience, troops of friends I must not look to have. William Shakespeare
Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man. Leon Trotsky
Grow old with me the best is yet to come. Robert Browning
Men of my age live in a state of continual desperation. Trevor Mcdonald
The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune. English Proverb
Age is like the newest version of a software - it has a bunch of great new features but you lost all the cool features the original version had. ~Carrie Latet
A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye, it because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried. Dorothea Kent
Being seventy is not a sin. Golda Meir
Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Samuel Ullman
I think middle-age is the best time, if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience which often sets in at about fifty. Dean William R. Inge
Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force. Dorothy L. Sayers
With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding. [Job 12:12] Bible
Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough. Groucho Marx
We are not limited by our old ages; we are liberate by it. Stu Mittleman
Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else. Ogden Nash
Youth is a blunder, manhood is a struggle and old age a regret. Benjamin Disraeli
Nature should have been pleased to have made this age miserable, without making it also ridiculous. Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. Les Brown
The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences. Jean Jacques Rousseau
The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age. W. H. Auden
The older you get the stronger the wind gets -- and it's always in your face. Jack Nicklaus
There are three classes into which all the women past seventy that ever I knew were to be divided: 1. That dear old soul; 2. That old woman; 3. That old witch. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old. Mark Twain
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed. Charles M. Schultz

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