Age Quotes – Quotes About Aging

Age Quotes
Here’s 13 quick quotes about aging:

1. When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old. -Mark Twain (1835-1910)

2. Change excites me. I am fifty years old. It’s when the mind catches up with the body. -Raquel Welch

3. What a man knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty is for the most part incommunicable. -Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965)

4. The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young. -Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

5. The latter part of a wise person’s life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier. -Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

6. Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed. -Edward Young (1683-1765)

7. Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. -Samuel Ullman (1840-1924)

8. 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 (1907-1989)

9. If the young knew and the old could, there is nothing that couldn’t be done. -Unknown

10. 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

11. There is not a more repulsive spectacle than an old man who will not forsake the world, which has already forsaken him. -Friedrich August Gottreu Tholuck (1799-1877)

12. When we are young we take pains to be agreeable, and when we are old we take pains not to be disagreeable. -Unknown

13. When the aerials are down, and your spirit is covered with snows of cynicism and the ice of pessimism, then you are grown old, even at twenty, but as long as your aerials are up, to catch the waves of optimism, there is hope you may die young at eighty. -Samuel Ullman (1840-1924)

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    • Diane Ellis
    • November 22, 2011

    One of my favorite age quotes:
    Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. – Mark Twain

    • David Parrish
    • November 22, 2011

    These are great but of course do not apply to me just yet.

      • shawn
      • November 22, 2011

      LOL! 🙂

    • Lori
    • January 15, 2012

    Hello I was wondering if I follow you on FaceBook would it help you if unsubscribe to the email? Thanks for the quotes they are so awesome and seem to come at just the right time for me. Lori

    1. Reply

      Thanks for the questions, Lori. But no, it’s best if you stay on the email list AND look for my quotes on Facebook at the same time. You won’t always catch my quotes on FB, and there may come a day when my emails to everyone will get missed, or go to the junk folder, or whatever. I figure it’s best to be “covered” in a multitude of manners. 🙂

    • kim
    • March 2, 2012

    like the first quote

    • Robert Carothers
    • February 9, 2020

    Your only as old as you think you are!

      • shawn
      • February 10, 2020

      Maybe I should start thinking younger. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Robert. Do you “act your age” or are you young at heart?

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