· Age is a matter of the mind--if you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
· The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
· In youth we learn; in age we understand.
· None are as old as those who have outlived enthusiasm!
(Henry David Thoreau)
· One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.
· The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years, but the one with the richest experiences. (Rousseau)
· 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 Barton Perry)
· Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.
· Beautiful young people are acts of nature. Beautiful old people are works of art.
· By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things
are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.
· The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
· For the unlearned old age is winter: for the learned it is the season of harvest.
· If wrinkles must be written upon our brows; let them not be written on the heart. The spirit should never grow old.
· It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, character, and judgment; in these qualities old age is usually not only poorer, but is even richer.
(Marcus Tullius Cicero)
· It takes a long time to become young. (Pablo Picasso)
· Old age ain't no place for sissies. (Bette Davis)
· It is better to wear out than to rust out. (Richard Chamberland)
· It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.
· It's not how old you are, but how you are old.
· Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back,
you'll get to enjoy it a second time.
· A man is not old as long as he is seeking something. (Jean Rostand)
· A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. (John Barrymore)
· What a young person thinks of as 'pain' is often merely the absence of pleasure; What an old person thinks of as 'pleasure' is often just the absence of pain.
· No wise man ever wanted to be young again. (Swift)
· Relish love in your old age! Aged love is like aged wine; it becomes more satisfying, more refreshing,
more valuable, more appreciated and more intoxicating!
· The sad part about getting old is that you stay young on the inside...and some don't understand that.
· Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty--they merely move it from their faces into their hearts. (Martin Buxbaum)
· Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know why I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.
· The spiritual eyesight improves as the physical eyesight declines. (Plato)
· There are days of oldness, and then one gets young again.
· There is always some specific moment when we realize our youth is gone, but years after, we know it was much later.
· These are the soul's changes. I don't believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism.
· Time flies whether you're having fun of not.
· To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent--that is to triumph over old age.
(Thomas Bailey Aldrich)
· You take all the experience and judgement of men over fifty out of the world and there wouldn't be enough left to run it. (Henry Ford)
· The trick is to live a long time without growing old.
· We are not limited by our old age; we are liberated by it. (Stu Mittleman)
· What grows never grows old. (Noah Benshea)
· When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age. (Victor Hugo)
· When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
(Abraham Joshua Heschel)
· 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)
· Friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.
· The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you have been.
· Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. (Mark Twain)
· You are young at any age if you are still planning for tomorrow.