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Informative Quotes About Age




The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
Lucille Ball

Minds ripen at very different ages.
Stevie Wonder

Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.
George Burns

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

A man growing old becomes a child again.
Sophocles

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
Kurt Vonnegut

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

Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
John Adams

Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Arthur Schopenhauer


Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
Coco Chanel

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.
Logan Pearsall Smith

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Andrew Carnegie

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

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


Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

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

Age is not important unless you're a cheese.
Helen Hayes

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

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
Tom Stoppard

Age is how we determine how valuable you are.
Jane Elliot

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

The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.
Cesare Pavese

Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.
George Sand

Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.
Jonathan Swift

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

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

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.
Jean Paul

We are always the same age inside.
Gertrude Stein


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