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 Famous old age birthday quotations perfect for 30th 40th 50th 60th 70th 80th birthday card inspiration!

 

You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.

~ Anouk Aimee ~

 

The surest sign of age is loneliness.

~ Amos Bronson Alcott ~

 

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.

~ Thomas B. Aldrich ~

 

The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.

~ Hervey Allen ~

 

To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.

~ Henri Frederic Amiel ~

 

I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel.

~ Elizabeth Arden ~

 

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.

~ Thomas Arnold ~

 

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

~ Fred Astaire ~

 

I refuse to admit that I am more than 52, even if that makes my children illegitimate.

~ Lady Nancy Astor ~

 

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.

~ Daniel Francois Esprit Auber ~

 

Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.

~ Francis Bacon ~

 

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

~ Bernard M. Baruch ~

 

We grow neither better or worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.

~ May L. Becker ~

 

To think, when one is no longer young, when one is not yet old, that one is no longer young, that one is not yet old, that is perhaps something.

~ Samuel Beckett ~

 

I hope I never get so old I get religious.

~ Ingmar Bergman ~

 

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. [2 Corinthians 4:16]

~ Bible ~

 

In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.

~ Josh Billings ~

 

I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry.

~ Alan Bleasdale ~

 

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love.

~ Bonstettin ~

 

The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified.

~ J. F. Boyse ~

 

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

~ Anita Brookner ~

 

Old men should have more care to end life well than to live long.

~ Captain J. Brown ~

 

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

~ Les Brown ~

 

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

~ Rita Mae Brown ~

 

A woman's always younger than a man at equal years.

~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning ~

 

Grow old with me the best is yet to come.

~ Robert Browning ~

 

Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.

~ Pearl S. Buck ~

 

We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.

~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton ~

 

In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival.

~ Luis Bunuel ~

 

Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese

~ Billie Burke ~

 

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

~ George Burns ~

 

How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.

~ John Burroughs ~

 

To me -- old age is always ten years older than I am.

~ Andre B. Buruch ~

 

It was one of the deadliest and heaviest feelings of my life to feel that I was no longer a boy. From that moment I began to grow old in my own esteem --and in my esteem age is not estimable.

~ Lord Byron ~

 

Of all the barbarous middle ages, that which is most barbarous is the middle age of man! it is -- I really scarce know what; but when we hover between fool and sage, and don't know justly what we would be at -- a period something like a printed page, black letter upon foolscap, while our hair grows grizzled, and we are not what we were.

~ Lord Byron ~

 

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.

~ Joyce Carey ~

 

It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash.

~ Emily Carr ~

 

Every time I think that I'm getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens.

~ Lillian Carter ~

 

Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons.

~ Eli Cass ~

 

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

~ Cato The Elder ~

 

Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternatives.

~ Maurice Chevalier ~

 

A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.

~ Lydia M. Child ~

 

Most people think that aging is irreversible and we know that there are mechanisms even in the human machinery that allow for the reversal of aging, through correction of diet, through anti-oxidants, through removal of toxins from the body, through exercise, through yoga and breathing techniques, and through meditation.

~ Deepak Chopra ~

 

No one is so old as to think he cannot live one more year.

~ Marcus T. Cicero ~

 

You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long.

~ Marcus T. Cicero ~

 

There are three classes into which all the women past seventy that ever I knew were to be divided: 1. That dear old soul; 2. That old wom!. That old witch.

~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~

 

A man's as old as he's feeling. A woman as old as she looks.

~ Mortimer Collins ~

 

The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later.

~ Charles Caleb Colton ~

 

I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent.

~ Wendy Cope ~

 

Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.

~ George William Curtis ~

 

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