Quotations about Age

The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.  ~Doug Larson


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


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


You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.  ~Douglas MacArthur


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


In youth the days are short and the years are long; in old age the years are short and the days long.  ~Nikita Ivanovich Panin


Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.  ~Jim Fiebig


In a man's middle years there is scarcely a part of the body he would hesitate to turn over to the proper authorities.  ~E.B. White


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


Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.  ~Sam Ewing


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


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


There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward.  ~John Mortimer


Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative.  ~Maurice Chevalier, New York Times, 9 October 1960


Old Time, that greatest and longest established spinner of all!.... his factory is a secret place, his work is noiseless, and his hands are mutes.  ~Charles Dickens


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


A man's age is something impressive, it sums up his life:  maturity reached slowly and against many obstacles, illnesses cured, griefs and despairs overcome, and unconscious risks taken; maturity formed through so many desires, hopes, regrets, forgotten things, loves.  A man's age represents a fine cargo of experiences and memories.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wartime Writings 1939-1944, translated from French by Norah Purcell


Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.  ~Robert Southey, The Doctor


A man is not old until regrets