Most popular age quotes
Old men are fond of giving advice to console themselves for being no longer in a position to give bad examples.
Time is a great healer, but a poor beautician.
Age whitens hairs, but not sin.
Beauty and ugliness disappear equally under the wrinkles of age; one is lost in them; the other hidden.
Let us respect gray hairs, but, above all, our own.
Old birds are hard to pluck.
The years teach much which the days never know.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
The last time always seems sad, but it isn't really. The end of one thing is only the beginning of another.
Old age is just a record of one's whole life.
A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
Old age, they say, is the seat of wisdom. The old ones have the wisdom that they have earned from walking through life, like old Simeon and Anna at the temple, whose wisdom allowed them to recognize Jesus. Let us give with wisdom to the youth: like good wine that improves with age, let us give the youth the wisdom of our lives.
The old person is the transmitter of history, he who brings us memories, the memory of our people, of our country, of our family, culture, and religion. He has lived a long time, and even if he's done so as a fool, he deserves serious consideration.
The bitterness of the old person is worse than any other because it is without return.
Maturity implies time.
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was?
Whatever a man's age may be, he can reduce it several years by putting a bright-colored flower in his buttonhole.
When it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a face-lift any day.
It's easier to have the vigor of youth when you're old than the wisdom of age when you're young.
Adults are obsolete children.
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and just not think about your age.
If youth only knew; if age only could.
The person who says youth is a state of mind invariably has more state of mind than youth.
If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.
Most people say that as you get old, you have to give up things. I think you get old because you give up things.
The joy that is felt at the sight of new-fallen snow is inversely proportional to the age of the beholder.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Just remember, when you're over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.
People are living longer than ever before, a phenomenon undoubtedly made necessary by the 30-year mortgage.
It takes about ten years to get used to how old you are.
Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel just as good as ever.
Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.
Middle age is when you begin to wonder who put the quicksand into the hourglass of time.
Midlife crisis is that moment when you realize your children and your clothes are about the same age.
Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year 's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
I have no romantic feelings about age. Either you are interesting at any age or you are not. There is nothing particularly interesting about being old—or being young, for that matter.
A young boy is a theory; an old man is a fact.
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.
If life were just, we would be born old and achieve youth about the time we'd saved enough to enjoy it.
Everybody has been young before, but not everybody has been old before.
You will stay young as long as you learn, form new habits and don't mind being contradicted.
You are young at any age if you are planning for tomorrow.
A grownup is a child with layers on.
When people tell you how young you look, they are also telling you how old you are.
To age with dignity and with courage cuts close to what it is to be a man.
I speak truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare; and I dare a little the more, as I grow older.
The older you get, the more important it is not to act your age.
The trick is growing up without growing old.
Growing older is not upsetting; being perceived as old is.
A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time.
After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.
The best birthdays of all are those that haven't arrived yet.
About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.
You know you've reached middle age when a doctor, not a policeman, tells you to slow down, all you exercise are your prerogatives and it takes you longer to rest than to get tired.
It's hard to teach a young dog old tricks.
Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
The longer we live, the more we find we are like other persons.
As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange - my youth.
It is a sobering thought, for example, that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for a year.
Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
I refuse to admit that I am more than fifty-two, even if that does make my sons illegitimate.
One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.
A woman is as old as she looks before breakfast.
Discussing how old you are is the temple of boredom.
Tis very certain, the desire of life Prolongs it.
The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence.
I don't care how old you get, I think a woman ought to stay sexy for her husband.
Women, as they grow older, rely more and more on cosmetics. Men, as they grow older, rely more and more on a sense of humor.
At the age of 20, we don't care what the world thinks of us; at 30, we worry about what it is thinking of us; at 40, we discover that it wasn't thinking of us at all.
I am in the prime of senility.
The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.
The surest sign of age is loneliness.
The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball—the further I am rolled, the more I gain.
Age will not be defied.
The older one becomes the quicker the present fades into sepia and the past looms up in glorious technicolor.
With age, comfort becomes more seductive than beauty.
Age is like love, it cannot be hid.
Age transfigures, or petrifies.
Age ... brings along with him A terrible artillery.
Say "no" to the fountain of youth and turn on the fountain of age.
Just as darkness is sometimes defined as the absence of light, so age is defined as the absence of youth. Age is assessed not by what it is, but by what it is not.
Age, like distance, lends a double charm.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
We all run on two clocks. One is the outside clock, which ticks away our decades and brings us ceaselessly to the dry season. The other is the inside clock, where you are your own timekeeper and determine your own chronology, your own internal weather, and your own rate of living.
Age to women is like Kryptonite to Superman.
As the arteries grow hard, the heart grows soft.
Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.
Thank God for the head. Inside the head is the only place you got to be young when the usual place gets used up.
Years are only garments, and you either wear them with style all your life, or else you go dowdy to the grave.
The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
A man's age represents a fine cargo of experiences and memories.
The crucial task of age is balance, a veritable tightrope of balance; keeping just well enough, just brave enough, just gay and interested and starkly honest enough to remain a sentient human being.
Self-parody is the first portent of age.
It's true, some wine improves with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place.
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.
Years teach us more than books.
Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.
What though the radiance which was once so bright Be now forever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind.
You are never too old to learn.
You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
Age considers; youth ventures.
But time, growing old teaches all things.
By the time we've made it, we've had it.
The flower that you hold in your hands was born today and already it is as old as you are.
The years teach much which the days never knew.
One may be old in experience who is young in time, just as another may be young in experience and old in time.
The young man loves women; the mature man loves enterprise, the old man loves memories.