Forty-Five Quotes About Age

Forty-Five Quotes About Age

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


“Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.” - Victor Hugo


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


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


“Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.” - Jonathan Swift


“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


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


“Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.” - Arthur Schopenhauer


“Youth is wasted on the young.” - George Bernard Shaw


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


“Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.” - Dylan Thomas


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


“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


“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


“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


“Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.” - Ausonius


“Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.” - Booth Tarkington


“At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.” - Benjamin Franklin


“Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to a man.” - Leon Trotsky


“Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search of it when he has grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul.” - Epicurus


“Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.” - Louisa May Alcott


“Education is the best provision for old age.” - Aristotle


“Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.” - James Joyce


“The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.” - Marcus Tullius Cicero


“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


“He who is of 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


“What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine.” - Thomas More


“The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away; than what it leaves behind.” - William Wordsworth


“Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.” - Michel de Montaigne


“The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.” - Thomas Hardy


“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


“I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth - I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace.” - Henry James


“Age steals away all things, even the mind.” - Virgil


“Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen, what an idiot I would be today. Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon, it can completely ruin your constitution.” - Gustave Flaubert


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


“There are mysteries which men can only guess at, which age by age they may solve only in part.” - Bram Stoker


“Error is acceptable as long as we are young; but one must not drag it along into old age.” - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


“A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.” - Washington Irving


“Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.” - Mark Twain


“No lie ever reaches old age.” - Sophocles


“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.” - George Byron


“Age considers; youth ventures.” - Rabindranath Tagore


“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


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