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Quotes About Age

When it comes to aging gracefully, many people have their opinions on what that means. Below is a compilation of famous quotes and sayings relating to age. Some of the quotes below are funny while others are thought provoking. Do you have a favorite quote about age that you think others would enjoy? Let us know.


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


Middle age is the time when you think that in a week or two you'll feel good as ever.  ~ Don Marquis


As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


By the time a man notices that he is no longer young, his youth has long since left him.  ~ Francois Mauriac


One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.  ~ Oscar Wilde


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


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


Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.  ~ Fred Astaire



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


Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that happen to a man.  ~ Leon Trotsky


Don't think of it as wrinkles. Think of ot as relaxed-fit skin.  ~ Cathy Crimmins


You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.  ~ George Bernard Shaw


Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur.  ~ Muriel Spark


When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.  ~ George Burns


Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.  ~ Albert Einstein


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


No one is ever old enough to know better.  ~ Holbrook Jackson


Age is totally unimportant. The years are really irrelevant. It's how you cope with them.  ~ Shirley Lord


Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth.  ~ Natalie Clifford Barney


It`s not how old you are, it`s how you are old.  ~ Jules Renard


You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there.  ~ George Burns


It is better to waste one's youth than to do nothing with it at all.  ~ Georges Courteline


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


Life is available to anyone no matter what age. All you have to do is grab it.  ~ Art Carney


One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young.  ~ Dorothy Canfield Fisher


The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.   ~ Muhammad Ali


By the time you're eighty years old you've learned everything. You only have to remember it.  ~ George Burns


Youth is wasted on the young.  ~ George Bernard Shaw


Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard there is nothing you can do.  ~ Golda Meir


Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.  ~ Caryn Leschen


After a certain number of years, our faces become our biographies.  ~ Cynthia Ozick


Every stage of life has its troubles, and no man is content with his own age.  ~ Ausonius


It is not how old you are, but how you are old.  ~ Marie Dressler


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


Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur.  ~ Muriel Spark


We turn not older with years, but newer every day.  ~ Emily Dickinson


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


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


Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.  ~ Chili Davis


Old age is when the liver spots show through your gloves.  ~ Phyllis Diller


Most people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.  ~ Maya Angelou


For years I wanted to be older, and now I am.  ~ Margaret Atwood


Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you have not commited.  ~ Anthony Powell


We grow neither better nor worse as we get old, but more like ourselves  ~ Mary Lamberton Becker


The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.  ~ Joan Collins


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


I'm like old wine. They don't bring me out very often, but I'm well preserved.  ~ Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy


Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.  ~ Victor Hugo


I look forward to growing old and wise and audacious.  ~ Glenda Jackson


We don't grow older we grow riper.  ~ Pablo Picasso


To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.  ~ Bernard Baruch


When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.  ~ Mark Twain


No wise man ever wished to be younger.  ~ Jonathan Swift


A man that is young in years may be old in hours if he have lost no time.  ~ Francis Bacon


Just remember, when you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.  ~ Charles M. Schulz


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


I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.  ~ Bernard Baruch


If youth knew; if age could.  ~ Henri Etienne


She was a handsome woman of forty-five and would remain so for many years.  ~ Anita Brookner


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


When you become 100, life changes completely.  ~ Lady Willie Forbus


I believe the true function of age is memory. I'm recording as fast as I can.  ~ Rita Mae Brown


I am not young enough to know everything.  ~ Oscar Wilde


We are always the same age inside. ~ Gertrude Stein


Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.  ~ John Lennon


It is sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.  ~ Brigitte Bardot


You are never too old to become younger!  ~ Mae West


Youth is something very new: twenty years ago no one mentioned it.  ~ Coco Chanel


Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.  ~ Brigitte Bardot


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


The real evidence of growing older is that things level off in importance.  ~ Gladys Taber


Youth has no age.  ~ Pablo Picasso


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


How young can you die of old age?  ~ Steven Wright


If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age.   ~ George Burns


Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.  ~ Mark Twain


Age does not protect you from love but love to some extent protects you from age.  ~ Jeanne Moreau


No one is ever old enough to know better.  ~ Holbrook Jackson


To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.  ~ Albert Camus


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


The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.  ~ Madeleine L'Engle

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