Age Quotes

Most popular age quotes

The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Maturity implies time.

maturity

Age will not be defied.
Old birds are hard to pluck.
β€” German proverb

German proverbs proverbs

Adults are obsolete children.
I am in the prime of senility.
Age considers; youth ventures.

youth

Years teach us more than books.

years

You are never too old to learn.

learning proverbs

Age whitens hairs, but not sin.
Age transfigures, or petrifies.
Age is like love, it cannot be hid.
A grownup is a child with layers on.
The surest sign of age is loneliness.

loneliness

You can't teach an old dog new tricks.

proverbs

If youth only knew; if age only could.

youth

Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
β€” Tom Stoppard (Goodbye Baby and Amen: A Saraband for the Sixties)

maturity

By the time we've made it, we've had it.

time

Self-parody is the first portent of age.

parody

Age, like distance, lends a double charm.
But time, growing old teaches all things.

time

As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
It's hard to teach a young dog old tricks.
β€” Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway 1987 annual meeting; Andy Kilpatrick, Of Permanent Value)

experience

After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.

age 30

The trick is growing up without growing old.

growing up

Age to women is like Kryptonite to Superman.

women

Old age is just a record of one's whole life.
Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
A young boy is a theory; an old man is a fact.
Time is a great healer, but a poor beautician.

time

The years teach much which the days never know.

experience years

The years teach much which the days never knew.
As the arteries grow hard, the heart grows soft.
A woman is as old as she looks before breakfast.

women

Tis very certain, the desire of life Prolongs it.
Let us respect gray hairs, but, above all, our own.
Age ... brings along with him
A terrible artillery.
Discussing how old you are is the temple of boredom.

boring people

With age, comfort becomes more seductive than beauty.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

youth & age

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
It takes about ten years to get used to how old you are.
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was?
Growing older is not upsetting; being perceived as old is.
You are young at any age if you are planning for tomorrow.
β€” The Sword of the Lord

youth

The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.

age 70

The best birthdays of all are those that haven't arrived yet.
If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.

childhood

The longer we live, the more we find we are like other persons.

equality human nature other people

The older you get, the more important it is not to act your age.
Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.
About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.

hard work

A man's age represents a fine cargo of experiences and memories.
Say "no" to the fountain of youth and turn on the fountain of age.

youth & age

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.

maturity

Just remember, when you're over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.
When it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a face-lift any day.
Everybody has been young before, but not everybody has been old before.
β€” African proverb

African proverbs proverbs youth

To age with dignity and with courage cuts close to what it is to be a man.
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

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

wisdom

When people tell you how young you look, they are also telling you how old you are.
Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.

wisdom

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

love

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

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The bitterness of the old person is worse than any other because it is without return.
Middle age is when you begin to wonder who put the quicksand into the hourglass of time.
β€” The Orben Comedy Letter

middle age

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.

middle age

The flower that you hold in your hands was born today and already it is as old as you are.

time

The person who says youth is a state of mind invariably has more state of mind than youth.
β€” American Farm and Home Almanac

youth

You will stay young as long as you learn, form new habits and don't mind being contradicted.

youth

As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
I refuse to admit that I am more than fifty-two, even if that does make my sons illegitimate.
It's true, some wine improves with age.  But only if the grapes were good in the first place.
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and just not think about your age.
You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.
Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
It is a sobering thought, for example, that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for a year.
It's easier to have the vigor of youth when you're old than the wisdom of age when you're young.
A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time.
A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.

age 50 experience

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year 's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.

middle age

Midlife crisis is that moment when you realize your children and your clothes are about the same age.

middle age

Beauty and ugliness disappear equally under the wrinkles of age; one is lost in them; the other hidden.

beauty

If life were just, we would be born old and achieve youth about the time we'd saved enough to enjoy it.

life youth

The joy that is felt at the sight of new-fallen snow is inversely proportional to the age of the beholder.
The last time always seems sad, but it isn't really. The end of one thing is only the beginning of another.
People are living longer than ever before, a phenomenon undoubtedly made necessary by the 30-year mortgage.

funny

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 one becomes the quicker the present fades into sepia and the past looms up in glorious technicolor.

memory the past

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

Years are only garments, and you either wear them with style all your life, or else you go dowdy to the grave.

years

Old men are fond of giving advice to console themselves for being no longer in a position to give bad examples.

advice

Most people say that as you get old, you have to give up things. I think you get old because you give up things.
Thank God for the head.  Inside the head is the only place you got to be young when the usual place gets used up.
Whatever a man's age may be, he can reduce it several years by putting a bright-colored flower in his buttonhole.

flowers

One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.

women

Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.

glory invention judgment self-interest youth

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.

men and women

The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowballβ€”the further I am rolled, the more I gain.

helping others

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.
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.
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.

youth & age

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.

age 20 age 30 age 40 what others think

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.
β€” Friends News Sheet (Royal Perth Hospital, Australia)

funny middle age

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 oldβ€”or being young, for that matter.
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.
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.
β€” William Wordsworth (Ode on Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood)
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.
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.
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.

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