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In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past we have arrived.
Knut Hamsun Category: 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 Category: Age
At any age it does us no harm to look over our past shortcomings and plan to improve our characters and actions in the coming year.
Eleanor Roosevelt Category: Age
Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age but they die young.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Category: Age
Always be nice to those younger than you because they are the ones who will be writing about you.
Cyril Connolly Category: Age
Old wood best to burn old wine to drink old friends to trust and old authors to read.
Francis Bacon Category: Age
A good old age becomes mellow and ripe. There is less of irritability more of contentment. Children are a joy to a good old age. God is nearer.
Reverend Sidney Strong Category: Age
Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
George Bernard Shaw Category: Age
To resist the frigidity of old age one must combine the body the mind and the heart - and to keep them in parallel vigor one must exercise study and love.
Karl von Bonstetten Category: Age
To exclude from positions of trust and command all those below the age of 44 would have kept Jefferson from writing the Declaration of Independence Washington from commanding the Continental Army Madison from fathering the Constitution Hamilton from serving as secretary of the treasury Clay from being elected speaker of the House and Christopher Columbus from discovering America.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Category: Age
You don't grow old and stop dancing you stop dancing and grow old.
Jessie M. Newburn Category: Age
I am not young enough to know everything. [see J. M. Barrie]
Oscar Wilde Category: Age
Every time I think that Im getting old and gradually going to the grave something else happens.
Lillian Carter Category: Age
To know how to grow old is the masterwork of wisdom and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.
Henri Frederic Amiel Category: Age
Old age is a shipwreck.
Charles Andre Joseph Marie de Gaulle Category: Age
Anyone who stops learning is old whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning today is young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
Henry Ford Category: Age
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-Frederic Amiel Category: Age
You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
Bob Hope Category: Age
All would live long but none would be old.
Benjamin Franklin Category: Age
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.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius Category: Age
I will never give in to old age until I become old. And Im not old yet!
Leo Rosten Category: Age
The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts and we grow happier as we grow older.
William Lyon Phelps Category: Age
Old age needs so little but needs that little so much.
Margaret Willour Category: Age
No one is so old that he cannot live yet another year nor so young that he cannot die today.
Fernando de Rojas Category: Age
Old age is when the liver spots show through your gloves.
Phyllis Diller Category: Age
There are two things to aim at in life: first to get what you want; and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith Category: Age
Laugh at yourself but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself.
Alan Alda Category: Age
Most people think that aging is irreversible and we know that there are mechanisms even in the human machinery that allow for the reversal of aging through correction of diet through anti-oxidants through removal of toxins from the body through exercise through yoga and breathing techniques and through meditation.
Lydia M. Child Category: Age
I love everything thats old: old friends old times old manners old books old wine.
Oliver Goldsmith Category: Age
No man is ever old enough to know better.
Holbrook Jackson Category: Age
Men are like wine some turn to vinegar but the best improve with age.
Pope John XXIII Category: Age
The French are true romantics. They feel the only difference between a man of forty and one of seventy is thirty years of experience.
Maurice Chevalier Category: Age
Weve put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it.
Frank A. Clark Category: Age
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a womans birthday but never remembers her age.
Robert Frost Category: Age
You know youre getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
Harrison Ford Category: Age
Middle age is youth without levity and age without decay.
Doris Day Category: Age
Many people use their youth to make their old age miserable.
Unknown Category: Age
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.
Bob Wells Category: Age
My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.
Thomas Jefferson Category: Age
As you get older you find that often the wheat disentangling itself from the chaff comes out to meet you.
Gwendolyn Brooks Category: Age
Age is only a number a cipher for the records. A man cant retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with less energy and time.
Bernard Mannes Baruch Category: Age
The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later.
Monty Python Category: Age
The four stages of a man are infancy childhood adolescence and obsolescence.
Arthur Gordon Art Linkletter Category: Age
Be wise with speed; A fool at forty is a fool indeed.
Edward Young Category: Age
You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.
Ethel Barrymore Category: Age
While one finds company in himself and his pursuits he cannot feel old no matter what his years may be.
Amos Bronson Alcott Category: Age
A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
Jean Rostand Category: Age
Senescence begins And middle age ends The day your descendents Outnumber your friends.
Ogden Nash Category: Age
You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.
Woody Allen Category: Age
Preparation for old age should begin not later than ones teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.
Dwight L. Moody Category: Age
Not till the fire is dying in the grate Look we for any kinship with the stars.
George Meredith Category: Age
As a graduate of the Zsa Zsa Gabor School of Creative mathematics I honestly do not know how old I am.
Erma Bombeck Category: Age
When grace is joined with wrinkles it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.
Victor Hugo Category: Age
Im like old wine. They don't bring me out very often but Im well preserved.
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Category: Age
The best use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts life.
William James Category: Age
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.
Anatole France Category: Age
From forty to fifty a man is at heart either a stoic or a satyr.
Sir Arthur Wing Pinero Category: Age
What most persons consider as virtue after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
Francois Voltaire Category: Age
OLD adj. In that stage of usefulness which is not inconsistent with general inefficiency as an old man. Discredited by lapse of time and offensive to the popular taste as an old book.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce Category: Age
From birth to age 18 a girl needs good parents from 18 to 35 she needs good looks from 35 to 55 she needs a good personality and from 55 on she needs cash.
Sophie Tucker Category: Age
As you get older the pickings get slimmer but the people don't.
Carrie Fisher Category: Age
The secret of staying young is to live honestly eat slowly and lie about your age.
Lucille Ball Category: Age
Age does not make us childish as some say; it only finds us true children still.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Category: Age
Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.
Andre Maurois Category: Age
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 Category: Age
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it youve got to start young.
Theodore Roosevelt Category: Age
I hope I never get so old I get religious.
Ingmar Bergman Category: Age
You don't stop laughing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop laughing.
Michael Pritchard Category: Age
Old age itself is a disease. Senectus ipsast morbus
Publius Terence (P. Terentius Afer) Category: Age
I find that a man is as old as his work. If his work keeps him from moving forward he will look forward with the work.
William Ernest Hocking Category: Age
Old age was simply a delightful time when the old people sat on the sunny doorsteps playing in the sun with the children until they fell asleep. At last they failed to wake up.
James Paytiamo Category: Age
Age like distance lends a double charm.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Category: Age
People do not care how nobly they live only how long despite the fact that it is within everyones reach to live nobly but within no ones reach to live long.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca Category: Age
There are only three ages for women in HollywoodBabe District Attorney and Driving Miss Daisy.
Goldie Hawn Category: Age
In youth we learn; in age we understand.
Baroness Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Category: Age
How old would you be if you didnt know how old you are?
Satchel Paige Category: Age
We come fresh to the different stages of life and in each of them we are quite inexperienced no matter how old we are.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld Category: Age
When you have nothing to say say nothing.
Charles Caleb Colton Category: Age
Ive never known a person to live to be one hundred and be remarkable for anything else.
Josh Billings Category: Age
Anyone who stops learning is old whether this happens at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps on learning not only remains young but becomes constantly more valuable regardless of physical capacity.
Harvey Ullman Category: Age
I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
Elbert Hubbard Category: Age
YOUNG MEN THINK OLD MEN ARE FOOLS old men know young men to be so.
George Chapman Category: Age
When marrying ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
Friedrich Nietzsche Category: Age
As old as the hills
Sir Walter Scott Category: Age
If you didnt know how old you were how old would you be?
James Hubert Eubie Blake Category: Age
And in the end its not the years in your life that count. Its the life in your years.
Abraham Lincoln Category: Age
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 Category: Age
But I was so much older then Im younger than that now.
Bob Dylan Category: Age
How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.
John Burroughs Category: Age
Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age but they die young
Arthur Wing Pinero Category: Age
Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does.
Gerald Brenan Category: Age
Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle; Old Age a regret.
Benjamin Disraeli Category: Age
The whole business of marshaling ones energies becomes more and more important as one grows older.
Hume Cronyn Category: Age
After a certain number of years our faces become our biographies.
Cynthia Ozick Category: Age
We turn not older with years but newer every day.
Emily Dickinson Category: Age
When I was young I was amazed at Plutarchs statement that the elder Cato began at the age of eighty to learn Greek. I am amazed no longer. Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.
William Somerset Maugham Category: Age
You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.
Anouk Aimee Category: Age
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.
Pearl S. Buck Category: Age
As I grow older and older And totter toward the tomb I find that I care less and less Who goes to bed with whom.
Dorothy Sayers Category: Age
Old age is no place for sissies.
Bette Davis Category: Age
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 Category: Age
Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.
Harold Coffin Category: Age
Details are all there are.
Maezumi Roshi Category: Age
To be seventy years old is like climbing the Alps. You reach a snow-crowned summit and see behind you the deep valley stretching miles and miles away and before you other summits higher and whiter which you may have strength to climb or may not. Then you sit down and meditate and wonder which it will be.
Lillian Smith Category: Age
To make good use of life one should have in youth the experience of advanced years And in old age the vigor of youth.
Leszczynski Stanislaus Category: Age
Old age is like flying through a storm. Once youre aboard theres nothing you can do.
Margaret Mead Category: Age
Vane young in years but in sage counsel old Than whom a better senator neer held The helm of Rome when gowns not arms repelled The fierce Epirot and the African bold Whether to settle peace or to unfold The drift of hollow states hard to be spelled Then to advise how war may best upheld Move by her two main nerves iron and gold In all her equipage; besides to know Both spiritual power and civil what each means What severs each thou hast learned which few have done: The bounds of either sword to thee we owe: Therefore on thy firm hand Religion leans In peace and reckons thee her eldest son.
John Milton Category: Age
In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and days long.
Pope Paul VI Category: Age
So people think Im lying about my age all the time? Its the records that are wrong. Ive never told anyone how old I am. The minute they ask me I say Thats none of your business. So that means Ive never once lied about my age. Now thats true!
Calista Flockhart Category: Age
The riders in a race do not stop short when they reach the goal. There is a little finishing canter before coming to a standstill. There is time to hear the kind voice of friends and to say to one's self: the work is done. But just as one says that the answer comes: The race is over but the work never is done while the power to work remains. The canter that brings you to a standstill need not be only coming to rest. It cannot be while you still live. For to live is to function. That is all there is in living.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Category: Age
Age carries all things away even the mind.
Publius Vergilius Maro Virgil Category: Age
The Youth gets together the materials to build a bridge to the moon or perchance a palace or temple on earth but alas at length the middle aged man concludes to build a wood shed with the materials.
Henry David Thoreau Category: Age
A comfortable old age is the reward of a weII-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay it should give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.
R. Palmer Category: Age
Describing Julia Mavimbela of So. Africa Her hair is graying her face etched with fine lines from her smile and from years of working outdoors. Her hands are creased with knowledge of the soil and the handles of tools....
Giles H. Florence Category: Age
A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immorality.
Pindar Category: Age
I used to dread getting older because I thought I would not be able to do all the things I wanted to do but now that I am older I find that I don't want to do them.
Lady Nancy Astor Category: Age
Boys will be boys and so will a lot of middle-aged men.
Frank McKinney Kin Hubbard Category: Age
Old age isnt so bad when you consider the alternatives.
Cato the Elder Category: Age
Utility is when you have one telephone luxury is when you have two and paradise is when you have none.
Doug Larson Category: Age
After thirty a body has a mind of its own.
Bette Midler Category: Age
At age seventy: If I had any decency Id be dead. Most of my friends are.
Dorothy Parker Category: Age
Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard there is nothing you can do about it.
Golda Meir Category: Age
Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
Tom Stoppard Category: Age
A man is as old as he's feeling A woman as old as she looks.
Mortimer Collins Category: Age
I have found it to be true that the older Ive become the better my life has become.
Rush H. Limbaugh III Category: Age
Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be The last of life for which the first was made: Our times are in His hand Who saith 'A whole I planned Youth shows but half; trust God: See all nor be afraid!'
Robert Browning Category: Age
I grow old ever learning many things.
Solon Category: Age
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.
Thomas Stearns Eliot Category: Age
All of us who are worth anything spend our manhood in unlearning the follies or expiating the mistakes of our youth.
Percy Bysshe Shelley Category: Age
He that is not handsome at twenty nor strong at thirty nor rich at forty nor wise at fifty will never be handsome strong rich or wise.
George Herbert Category: Age
The young man who has not wept is a savage and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
George Santayana Category: Age
[He was] a solemn unsmiling sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity.
Mark Twain Category: Age
But at my back I always hear Times winged Chariot hurrying near.
Andrew Marvell Category: Age
The great secret that all old people share is that you really havent 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 Category: Age
Age considers; youth ventures.
Rabindranath Tagore Category: Age
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life the clearer we should see through it.
Jean-Paul Sartre Category: Age
Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force.
Dorothy L. Sayers Category: Age
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.
John B. Priestly Category: Age
Perfection of means and confusion of goals seemin my opinionto characterize our age.
Albert Einstein Category: Age
The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life the clearer we should see through it.
Jean Paul Richter Category: Age
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
Gabrielle Coco Chanel Category: Age
When youre green your growing. When youre ripe you rot.
Ray Kroc Category: Age
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 Category: Age
Women are not forgiven for aging. Bob Redfords lines of distinction are my old-age wrinkles.
Jane Fonda Category: Age
As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Thomas Carlyle Category: Age
The trouble with our age is all signpost and no destination.
Louis Kronenberger Category: Age
Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
Don Marquis Category: Age
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 Category: Age
Do all the good you can By all the means you can In all the ways you can In all the places you can At all the times you can To all the people you can As long as ever you can.
John Wesley Category: Age
He has a profound respect for old age. Especially when its bottled.
Gene Fowler Category: Age
Rex Guinn Category: Age
What a man knows at 50 that he did not know at 20 is for the most part incommunicable. The knowledge he has acquired with age is not the knowledge of formulas or forms of words but of people places actions a knowledge gained not by words but by touch sight sound victories failures sleeplessness devotion love the human experiences and emotions of this earth and of oneself and other men; and perhaps too a little faith a little reverence for things one cannot see.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson Category: Age
Whatever poet orator or sage may say of it old age is still old age.
Sinclair Lewis Category: Age
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.
Judith Viorst Category: Age
We pay when old for the excesses of youth.
J. B. Priestley Category: Age
How old would you be if you didnt know how old you was?
Leroy Satchell Paige Category: Age
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 cant.
Clarence Seward Darrow Category: Age
The answer to old age is to keep ones mind busy and to go on with ones life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis.
Leon Edel Category: Age
I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought 17 was such a nice age. Youre young enough to get away with things but youre old enough too.
Liv Tyler Category: Age
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 ...
Thomas Arnold Category: Age
How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis Category: Age
Ive always believed in the adage that the secret of eternal youth is arrested development.
Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth Category: Age
Every man desires to live long; but no man would be old.
Jonathan Swift Category: Age
First you forget names then you forget faces then you forget to pull your zipper up and then you forget to pull your zipper down.
Leo Rosenberg Category: Age
Old age adds to the respect due to virtue but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair.
Ira Gershwin Category: Age
We are reformers in the spring and summer but in autumn we stand by the old. Reformers in the morning and conservers at night.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Category: Age
The trick is growing up without growing old.
Casey Stengel Category: Age
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.
Alan Bleasdale Category: Age
To be happy we must be true to nature and carry our age Along with us.
William Hazlitt Category: Age
Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amoungst the dead and dying on a battlefield.
Muriel Spark Category: Age
Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.
James Thurber Category: Age
Wrinkled as a prune.
Proverb Category: Age
Prayer is a virtue that prevaileth against all temptations.
Bernard of Clairvaux Category: Age
The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men more.
Collen McCullough Category: Age
A man is as old as his arteries.
Thomas Sydenham Category: Age
Youth is the gift of nature but age is a work of art.
Stanislaw J. Lec Category: Age
We neither get better or worse as we get older but more like ourselves.
Dr. Robert Anthony Category: Age
The quality not the longevity of ones life is what is important.
Martin Luther King Jr. Category: Age
In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.
Beverly Sills Category: Age
Alas after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
Albert Camus Category: Age
The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne Category: Age
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
Henry Louis Mencken Category: Age
It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
Brigitte Bardot Category: Age
Who soweth good seed shall surely reap; The year grows rich as it groweth old and lifes latest sands are its sands of gold!
Julia Ripley Dorr Category: Age
It will have blood they say; blood will have blood.
William Shakespeare Category: Age
Gray hair is Gods graffiti.
William Henry Bill Cosby Jr. Ed.D. Category: Age
Growing olds like being increasingly penalized for a crime you havent committed.
Anthony Dymoke Powell Category: Age
We must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day had been.
Sophocles Category: Age
A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon he said with a twinkle in his eye Its because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.
Dorothea Kent Category: Age
The more you like yourself the less you are like anyone else which makes you unique.
Walter Elias Disney Category: Age
No one is so old as to think he cannot live one more year.
Marcus Tullius Cicero Category: Age
I have everything I had twenty years ago except now it's all lower.
Gypsy Rose Lee Category: Age