Age Quotes

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When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old. -Mark Twain


Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born. -Albert Einstein


Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen. -Mark Twain


Youth is a wonderful thing.  What a crime to waste it on children. -George Bernard Shaw


Every man is the creature of the age in which he lives; very few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time. -Voltaire


Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.


Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read. -Francis Bacon


Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing. -Oliver Wendell Holmes


Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. -Mark Twain


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


Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.  -Mark Twain


Do not regret growing older.  It is a privilege denied to many.


Anyone who stops learning is old, whether 20 or 80, anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. -Henry Ford


Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened. -Jennifer Yane


The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity. -Mark Twain


The sun shines different ways in summer and winter.  We shine different ways in the seaons of our lives. -Terri Guillemets


I’m at an age when my back goes out more than I do. -Phyllis Diller


Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young. -Benjamin Franklin


The older we grow the greater becomes our wonder at how much ignorance one can contain without bursting one's clothes. -Mark Twain


The years teach much which the days never knew. -Ralph Waldo Emerson


Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face. -Michel Eyquem de Montaigne


A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. -John Barrymore


The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left. -Jerry M. Wright


An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have because the older she gets the more interested he becomes.-Agatha Christie


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


We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair. -Charles Lamb


The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important. -Martin Luther King Jr.


Let us respect gray hairs, especially our own. - J. P. Sears


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


Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.  -Martin Buxbaum


It's not the years in your life that count.  It's the life in your years. -Abraham Lincoln


What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one's memories. -W. Somerset Maugham


There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age - I missed it coming and going. -J.B. Priestly


When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened.  It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to do it. -Mark Twain


Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age.  Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. -Tom Wilson 


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


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


We are happier in many ways when we are old than when we were young. The young sow wild oats. The old grow sage. -Winston Churchill


With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. -William Shakespeare


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


Old age ain't no place for sissies.  -Bette Davis


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


Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are. -Muhammad Ali


There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. -Sophia Loren


A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. -Greek Proverb


Everything slows down with age, except the time it takes cake and ice cream to reach your hips. -John Wagner


Live your life and forget your age. -Norman Vincent Peale


You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely. -Ogden Nash


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