• Eric and Linda Haggard

AGE QUOTES: Of Wisdom & Mindfulness


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


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


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


How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were? ~Satchel Paige


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


Everyone is the age of their heart. ~Guatemalan Proverb


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


Grow old with me! The best is yet to be. ~Robert Browning


Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life. ~Herbert Asquith


Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes


The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion. ~Doris Lessing


I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates. ~T.S. Eliot


It's important to have a twinkle in your wrinkle. ~Author Unknown


Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read. ~Quoted by Francis Bacon, Apothegm


When it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a face-lift any day. ~Marty Bucella


The process of maturing is an art to be learned, an effort to be sustained. By the age of fifty you have made yourself what you are, and if it is good, it is better than your youth. ~Marya Mannes, More in Anger, 1958


As a graduate of the Zsa Zsa Gabor School of Creative mathematics, I honestly do not know how old I am. ~Erma Bombeck


They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body. ~Author Unknown


The other day a man asked me what I thought was the best time of life. "Why," I answered without a thought, "now." ~David Grayson


A man is not old as long as he is seeking something. ~Jean Rostand


In a dream you are never eighty. ~Anne Sexton


Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy. ~Author Unknown


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


We are always the same age inside. ~Gertrude Stein


To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable. ~Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891


The true way to render age vigorous is to prolong the youth of the mind. ~Mortimer Collins

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. ~Henry Ford


Every man desires to live long, but no man would be old. ~Jonathan Swift, Thoughts on Various Subjects, 1711


I don't know how you feel about old age... but in my case I didn't even see it coming. It hit me from the rear. ~Phyllis Diller


Growing old is a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form. ~Andre Maurois


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


You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again. ~Bonnie Prudden


The trick is growing up without growing old. ~Casey Stengel


The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis. ~Leon Edel


You're only as young as the last time you changed your mind. ~Timothy Leary


It takes a long time to become young. ~Pablo Picasso


When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age. ~Victor Hugo


True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. ~Kurt Vonnegut


The idea is to die young as late as possible. ~Ashley Montague


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