Age Quotes, Sayings about getting old - Page 3
We’ve put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it.
- Frank A. Clark
The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.
- Doug Larson
That man never grows old who keeps a child in his heart.
- Richard Steele
There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward.
- John Mortimer
To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
- Benjamin Franklin
The follies which a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn’t commit when he had the opportunity.
- Helen Rowland
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
We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw
In a man’s middle years there is scarcely a part of the body he would hesitate to turn over to the proper authorities.
- E.B. White
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
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
There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone; but, years after, we know it was much later.
- Mignon McLaughlin
Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.
- Martin Buxbaum
O, it is excellent Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.
- Maggie Kuhn
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
I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities. It is the only pleasure I have left.
For the first half of your life, people tell you what you should do; for the second half, they tell you what you should have done.
- Richard Needham
It’s not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it’s the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses.
- Virginia Woolf
Age–that period of life in which we compound for the vices that we still cherish by reviling those that we no longer have the enterprise to commit.
- Ambrose Bierce
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
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
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
You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.
- Douglas MacArthur
I’m at an age when my back goes out more than I do.
- Phyllis Diller
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.
- Fred Astaire
Call this an unfair generalization if you must,but old people are no good at everything.
Old people are fond of giving good advice; it consoles them for no longer being capable of setting a bad example.
In youth we learn, in old age we understand.
- Marie Ebner
You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.
- Pearl S. Buck
Age mellows some people; others it makes rotten.
Old age takes away what we’ve inherited and gives us what we’ve earned.
- Gerald Brenan
At middle age the soul should be opening up like a rose, not closing up like a cabbage.
The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.
- Madeleine L’Engle
Middle age ends and senescence begins, the day your descendant’s outnumber your friends.
- Ogden Nash
Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you’re abroad, there’s nothing you can do.
- Golda Meir
Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you have not committed.
- Anthony Powell
Age is only a number.
- Lexi Starling
Only the young die good.
- Cynic’s Calendar