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Middle Age Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Middle Age

Please enjoy these Middle Age Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

The youth gets together his materials
to build a bridge to the moon,
or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth,
and, at length, the middle-aged man
concludes to build a woodshed with them.
- Henry David Thoreau

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Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.
- E. Joseph Cossman

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary
to put all the play and learning into childhood,
all the work into middle age,
and all the regrets into old age.
- Margaret Mead

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

 

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

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

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
- Orson Welles

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The really frightening thing about middle age is the
knowledge that you'll grow out of it.
- Doris Day

One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend."
We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older.
The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young.
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age
when a busy life and changing geographies
can cause us to neglect those friends.
Today is the day to invest in those people
we hope will call us "old friend" in the years to come.
- Grant Fairley

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking
that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
- Don Marquis

Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.
- Doris Day

Litigation takes the place of sex at middle age.
- Gore Vidal

It's the safety valve of middle life,
and the solace of age.
- Mary Roberts Rinehart

Setting a good example for your children takes all
the fun out of middle age.
- William Feather

Youth is a silly, vapid state, Old age with fears and ills is rife;
This simple boon I beg of Fate -
A thousand years of Middle Life.
- Carolyn Wells

The three ages of man: youth, middle age and 'my word you do look well'.
- June Whitfield

None of my own experiences ever finds its way into my work.
However, the stages of my life - motherhood,
middle age, etc.
- often influence my subject matter.
- Anne Tyler

I like to be alone so I can write.
But focus can hurt you.
I don't want to be some stress casualty in early middle age.
- James Ellroy

The perceptions of middle age have their own luminosity.
- Gail Sheehy

Middle -age is the time of life, that a man first notices -
in his wife.
- Richard Armour

Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving,
and old age of spending.
- Anne Bradstreet

One of the many things nobody ever tells you about
middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young.
- William Feather

Middle age: when you begin to exchange your emotions for symptoms.
- Irvin S. Cobb

There are three periods in life: youth,
middle age and "how well you look".
- Nelson Rockefeller

Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we
hear two voices calling us,
one saying, "Why not?" and the other,
"Why bother?"
- Sydney J. Harris

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.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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 up to the net.
- Franklin Pierce Adams

Middle Age - later than you think and sooner than you expect.
- Earl Wilson

Middle age is when you've met so many people that every
new person you meet reminds you of someone else.
- Ogden Nash

It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle
age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor.
- Andre Gide

Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does.
- Gerald Brenan

Self-acceptance has been a blessed by-product of middle age.
- Candice Bergen

I think middle-age is the best time,
if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience
which often sets in at about fifty.
- William Ralph Inge

Middle age is when your old classmates are so grey
and wrinkled and bald they don't recognize you.
- Bennett Cerf

Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday
night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you.
- Ogden Nash

Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age,
and old men's nurses.
- Francis Bacon

Patience makes a women beautiful in middle age.
- Elliot Paul

Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for
economical rather than romantic reasons.
- Lillian Gordy Carter

A poet laureate of adolescent sexuality and middle-age longing.
- William A. Henry III

Memory is the first casualty of middle age,
if I remember correctly.
- Candice Bergen

Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up
golf and too old to rush up to the net.
- Franklin P. Adams

We in middle age require adventure.
- Carolyn Heilbrun

Of middle age the best that can be said is that a middle-aged
person has likely learned how to have a little fun
in spite of his troubles.
- Don Marquis

For students today, only 10 percent of children from
working-class families graduate from college by the
age of 24 as compared to 58 percent of upper-middle-class and wealthy families.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

I wanted to look at the upper-middle-class scene since the war,
and in particular my generation's part in it.
We had spent our early years as privileged members of a privileged class.
How were we faring in the Age of the Common Man? How ought we to be faring?
- Simon Raven

Poverty is everyone's problem.
It cuts across any line you can name:
age,
race, social, geographic or religious.
Whether you are black or white; rich,
middle-class or poor, we are ALL touched by poverty.
- Kathleen Blanco

There was a period which I refer to as the 'Golden Age of Jazz,'
which sort of encompasses the middle Thirties through the Sixties,
we had a lot of great innovators, all creating things
which will last the world for a long,
long time.
- Sonny Rollins

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;
as we see that the shadows,
which are at morning and evening so large,
almost entirely disappear at midday.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Love is what makes two people
sit in the middle of a park bench
when there is plenty of room at both ends.
- Anonymous

Three Rules of Work:
Out of clutter find simplicity;
From discord find harmony;
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

In politics the middle way is none at all.
- John Adams

A story should have a beginning, a middle,
and an end...
but not necessarily in that order.
- Jean-Luc Godard

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young,
the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
- John Ciardi

If a foreign country doesn't look like a middle-class
suburb of Dallas or Detroit,
then obviously the natives must be dangerous as well as badly dressed.
- Lewis H. Lapham

It is not possible to create peace in the Middle East
by jeopardizing the peace of the world.
- Aneurin Bevan

Even as we pour hundreds of billions of dollars into
our efforts in the Middle East,
there is much that needs to be done to win the war
of ideas in the Muslim world and beyond.
- Herb Kohl

Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous;
you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
- Margaret Thatcher

After clearing 9 metres of the descending passage,
in about the middle of the afternoon,
we came upon a second sealed doorway,
which was almost the exact replica of the first.
- Howard Carter

In the middle ages people were tourists because of their religion,
whereas now they are tourists because tourism is their religion.
- Robert Runcie

You know, the pessimism which exists now in the Middle
East existed in Northern Ireland,
but we stayed at it.
- George J. Mitchell

Because of the need to remove all modernism,
we stayed in the middle of nowhere all day long,
living out of tents.
It was cold.
It definitely set the scene.
- Skeet Ulrich

Modern as the style of Pascal's writing is,
his thought is deeply impregnated with the spirit of the Middle Ages.
He belonged, almost equally, to the future and to the past.
- Lytton Strachey

The whole idea that the rescue was staged or the soldiers were shooting blanks,
that's just obvious stuff.
Why would you do that in the middle of a war? It's just crazy.
- Jessica Lynch

In the middle of my third Hollywood picture The Magician,
the earthquake hit Hollywood.
Not the real earthquake.
Just the talkies.
- Conrad Veidt

You still can't find Israel on a map of the Middle
East in a Palestinian schoolbook.
- Suzanne Fields

Americans don't think we should be raising taxes on anybody,
especially in the middle of a recession.
- Mitch McConnell

It would behoove the world to become used to this fact:
that without a just solution to the Palestine tragedy,
there can be no stable peace in the Middle East.
- King Hussein I

Dad almost died of a heart attack in the middle of making Apocalypse Now,
the biggest movie of his life.
It doesn't make you want to jump into that business.
- Charlie Sheen

Pell Grants are, and have been, critically important
tools in making higher education a possibility for lower-
and middle-income students.
- Christopher Dodd

When I'm not at the keyboard, I'm generally reading,
practicing tai chi or middle eastern dance,
or cooking.
- Sarah Zettel


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