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You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.

 Arnold Palmer


It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily.

 R. Palmer


In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day's long.

 Nikita Ivanovich Panin


The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

 Jean Paul

Live your life and forget your age.

 Norman Vincent Peale


Age-based retirement arbitrarily severs productive persons from their livelihood, squanders their talents, scars their health, strains an already overburdened Social Security system, and drives many elderly people into poverty and despair. Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism.

 Claude D. Pepper


Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character.

 Ralph B. Perry


Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.



A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.



Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.

 Anthony Powell


One of the delights known to age, and beyond the grasp of youth, is that of Not Going.

 J. B. Priestley


We pay when old for the excesses of youth.



The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.

 English Proverb


Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.



Age considers; youth ventures.



Getting old is a fascination thing. The older you get, the older you want to get.

 Keith Richards


Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end.

 Jean Paul Richter


Age does not matter if the matter does not age.

 Carlos Pena Romulo


I have always felt that a woman has the right to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity until, perhaps, she passes into the realm of over ninety. Then it is better she be candid with herself and with the world.

 Helena Rubinstein


There are people whose watch stops at a certain hour and who remain permanently at that age.

 Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve


The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.

 Arthur Schopenhauer


Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.

 Charles M. Schultz


I'd like to grow very old as slowly as possible.

 Irene Mayer Selznick


Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair.

 J. P. Senn


Have you not a moist eye, a dry hand, a yellow cheek, a white beard, a decreasing leg, an increasing belly? Is not your voice broken, your wind short, your chin double, your wit single, and every part about you blasted with antiquity?

 William Shakespeare


With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. [Merchant Of Venice]

 William Shakespeare


The golden age is before us, not behind us.

 St. Simon


Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield.

 Muriel Spark


When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.

 Germaine De Stael


A healthy old fellow, who is not a fool, is the happiest creature living.

 Sir Richard Steele


The trick is growing up without growing old.

 Casey Stengel


When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.

 I. F. Stone


Age is a high price to pay for maturity.

 Tom Stoppard


If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.

 Abraham Sutzkever


Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.

 Jonathan Swift


No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience.



There is not a more repulsive spectacle than on old man who will not forsake the world, which has already forsaken him.



None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm

 Henry David Thoreau


I'm 65 and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. But if there were fifteen months in every year, I'd only be 48. That's the trouble with us. We number everything. Take women, for example. I think they deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of 28 and 40.

 James Thurber


Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.

 Leon Trotsky


I will never give in to old age until I become old. And I'm not old yet!

 Tina Turner


For the first fourteen years for a rod they do while for the next as a pearl in the world they do shine. For the next trim beauty beginneth to swerve. For the next matrons or drudges they serve. For the next doth crave a staff for a stay. For the next a bier to fetch them away.

 Thomas Tusser


Methuselah lived to be 969 years old . You boys and girls will see more in the next fifty years than Methuselah saw in his whole lifetime.

 Mark Twain


Whether sixty or sixteen, there is in every human being's heart the lure of wonder, the unfailing child-like appetite of what's next, and the joy of the game of living. In the centre of your heart and my heart there is a wireless station; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, courage and power from men and from the infinite, so long are you young.

 Samuel Ullman


Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.

 Source Unknown


Old age may seem a long way off. But on the day it doesn't, it will be too late to do anything about it.

 Source Unknown


They are all gone into the world of light, and I alone sit lingering here.

 Henry Vaughan


But it's hard to be hip over thirty when everyone else is nineteen, when the last dance we learned was the Lindy, and the last we heard, girls who looked like Barbara Streisand were trying to do something about it.

 Judith Viorst


You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned.

 Fay Weldon


There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.

 Edith Wharton


Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.

 Walt Whitman


No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.

 Oscar Wilde

At 46 one must be a miser; only have time for essentials.

 Virginia Woolf


An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick

 William Butler Yeats


The person of wisdom is the person of years.



Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.

 Edward Young



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