Age quotes and sayings

You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.
George Burns

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

You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.
Bonnie Prudden

The trick is growing up without growing old.
Casey Stengel

It takes a long time to become young.
Pablo Picasso

Where, where but here have Pride and Truth, That long to give themselves for wage, To shake their wicked sides at youth Restraining reckless middle age?

W. B. Yeats

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

Will you still need me, will you still feed me When I’m sixty-four?

John Lennon

Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye; That’s all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die.

W. B. Yeats

You grew old first not in your own eyes, but in other people’s eyes; then, slowly, you agreed with their opinion of you.
Julian Barnes

You know, by the time you reach my age, you’ve made plenty of mistakes if you’ve lived your life properly.
Ronald Reagan

You will recognize, my boy, the first sign of old age: it is when you go out into the streets of London and realize for the first time how young the policemen look.
Seymour Hicks

Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret.
Benjamin Disraeli

Never lose sight of the fact that old age needs so little but needs that little so much.
Margaret Willou

You’ve reached middle age when all you exercise is caution.
Anonymous

I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.
Lauren Bacall

Inexperience is what makes a young man do what an older man says is impossible.
Herbert V. Prochnow

It is charming to totter into vogue.
Horace Walpole

It is the misfortune of an old man that though he can put things out of his head he can’t put them out of his feelings.
Joyce Carey

All would live long, but none would be old.
Benjamin Franklin

It’s a funny thing about that bust. As time goes on it seems to get younger and younger.
George Bernard Shaw

Life Begins At Forty.
W. B. Pitkin

Men come of age at sixty, women at fifteen.
James Stephens

Middle age is when your age starts to show around the middle.
Bob Hope

Middle age is youth without its levity, And age without decay.

Daniel Defoe

Never too late to learn.
Proverb

No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.
Bible: Luke

The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.
Wilhelm Stekel

The older one grows the more one likes indecency.
Virginia Woolf

The only thing I regret about my past life is the length of it. If I had my past life over again I’d make all the same mistakes – only sooner.
Tallulah Bankhead

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

The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and you are not yet decrepit enough to turn them down.
T. S. Eliot

The years that a woman subtracts from her age are not lost. They are added to the ages of other women.
Diane de Poitiers

The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened.
Saki

The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
George Santayana

There are so few who can grow old with a good grace.
Richard Steele

There is more felicity on the far side of baldness than young men can possibly imagine.
Logan Pearsall Smith

There’s many a good tune played on an old fiddle.
Samuel Butler

We do not necessarily improve with age: for better or worse we become more like ourselves.
Peter Hall

What is an adult? A child blown up by age.
Simone de Beauvoir

When I was young, I was told: ‘You’ll see, when you’re fifty.’ I am fifty and I haven’t seen a thing.
Erik Satie

Whenever a man’s friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.
Washington Irving

The older you get the stronger the wind gets – and it’s always in your face.
Jack Nicklaus

You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind.
Timothy Leary

Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret.
Benjamin Disraeli