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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