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Old Age Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Old Age

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

And in the end, it's not
the years in your life that count,
it's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

Related topics: Wisdom Age Old

Old age has deformities enough of its own.
It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

All diseases run into one - old age.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

I'm saving that rocker for the day
when I feel as old as I really am.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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We pay when old for the excesses of youth.
- J. B. Priestley

How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
- C. S. Lewis

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

To me - old age is always ten years older than I am.
- John Burroughs

Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.
- Mary Schmich

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
- Harrison Ford

I cried on my 18th birthday.
I thought 17 was such a nice age.
You're young enough to get away with things,
but you're old enough, too.
- Liv Tyler

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

He has a profound respect for old age.
Especially when it's bottled.
- Gene Fowler

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens.
A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not
suddenly become filled on retirement.
- Dwight L. Moody

When a noble life has prepared old age,
it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.
- Muriel Spark

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth,
but a reproach to old age.
- Aristotle

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty, never grows old.
- Franz Kafka

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

In youth we run into difficulties.
In old age difficulties run into us.
- Beverly Sills

Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more
absurd than to increase our provisions for the road
the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it,
old age is still old age.
- Sinclair Lewis

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

Old age is a shipwreck.
- Charles de Gaulle

While one finds company in himself and his pursuits,
he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.
- James Thurber

I'm not interested in age.
People who tell me their age are silly.
You're as old as you feel.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause,
does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
- Hesiod

A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age;
he dies of being a man.
- Miguel de Unamuno

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

Old age is no place for sissies.
- Bette Davis

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

In youth the days are short and the years are long.
In old age the years are short and day's long.
- Pope Paul VI

A man growing old becomes a child again.
- Sophocles

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

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful,
kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm.
Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.
- Golda Meir

Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
- Hosea Ballou

I will never be an old man.
To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
- Francis Bacon

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.
- Confucius

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
- Henry Ford

We've put more effort into helping folks reach old
age than into helping them enjoy it.
- Frank Howard Clark

Age is not a particularly interesting subject.
Anyone can get old.
All you have to do is live long enough.
- Don Marquis

Those who love deeply never grow old;
they may die of old age,
but they die young.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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

Old age is an excellent time for outrage.
My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.
- Louis Kronenberger

Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
- Emily Dickinson

No man is ever old enough to know better.
- Holbrook Jackson

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

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

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy
person has no time to form.
- Andre Maurois

Old age is like everything else.
To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
- Theodore Roosevelt

There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.
- Fay Weldon

I don't feel old.
I don't feel anything till noon.
That's when it's time for my nap.
- Bob Hope

I want to get old gracefully.
I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and
be an example to my children.
- Sting

Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternatives.
- Cato

Colleges are like old-age homes, except for the fact
that more people die in colleges.
- Bob Dylan

Just call me a family man and an actor who digs his whole scene,
side interests and all.
Just say I feel mighty good at the ripe old age of 27.
- Bobby Darin

Everyone talks about age, but it's not about age.
It's about work ethic.
Winning never gets old.
- Lisa Leslie

A hundred things are done today in the divine name of Youth,
that if they showed their true colors would be seen
by rights to belong rather to old age.
- Wyndham Lewis

A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice;
a good one supplies everything,
gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.
- Baltasar Gracian

Old age is not a disease - it is strength and survivorship,
triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments,
trials and illnesses.
- Maggie Kuhn

Old age is fifteen years older than I am.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Time, in general, has always been a central obsession of mine -
what it does to people,
how it can constitute a plot all on its own.
So naturally, I am interested in old age.
- Anne Tyler

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age,
which mean never losing your enthusiasm.
- Aldous Huxley

Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful,
kindly, sunshiny old age.
- Lydia M. Child

The crucial task of old age is balance:
keeping just well enough,
just brave enough, just gay and interested and starkly
honest enough to remain a sentient human being.
- Florida Scott-Maxwell

I would not have so many scripts being driven by demographics.
The play's the thing - not the 18-35 year old male age group.
- Stephen Tobolowsky

But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night,
shall lead thee to thy grave.
- William Wordsworth


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