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33 Age Quotations

''Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing.''
- Aristotle 'Nicomachean Ethics'


''People who say you're just as old as you feel are all wrong, fortunately.''
- Russell Baker


''The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.''
- Lucille Ball


''To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.''
- Bernard M. Baruch


''As for me, except for an occasional heart attack, I feel as young as I ever did.''
- Robert Benchley


''Age to me means nothing. I can't get old; I'm working. I was old when I was twenty-one and out of work. As long as you're working, you stay young. When I'm in front of an audience, all that love and vitality sweeps over me and I forget my age.''
- George Burns


''Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternatives.''
- Maurice Chevalier


''Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you.''
- Cyril Connolly


''Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest.''
- Marilyn Ferguson The Aquarian Conspiracy


''Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.''
- Benjamin Franklin


''Young people have an almost biological destiny to be hopeful.''
- Marshall Ganz New York Times


''Though it sounds absurd, it is true to say I felt younger at sixty than I felt at twenty.''
- Ellen Glasgow The Woman Within


''A young man is embarrassed to question an older one.''
- Homer The Odyssey


''Young men's minds are always changeable, but when an old man is concerned in a matter, he looks both before and after.''
- Homer The Iliad


''The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools.''
- Doug Larson


''When you have loved as she has loved, you grow old beautifully.''
- W. Somerset Maugham


''The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.''
- H. L. Mencken


''Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.''
- Ogden Nash


''I never feel age...If you have creative work, you don't have age or time.''
- Louise Nevelson


''About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.''
- Gloria Pitzer Reader's Digest


''He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.''
- Plato The Republic


''An old doting fool, with one foot already in the grave.''
- Plutarch Morals


''You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.''
- Michael Pritchard


''The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened.''
- Saki


''It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides.''
- George Sand


''Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him.''
- George Santayana


''The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists in the circulation of the blood.''
- Logan Pearsall Smith


''Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age. Nothing does - except wrinkles. It's true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place.''
- Abigail Van Buren


''To resist the frigidity of old age one must combine the body, the mind and the heart - and to keep them in parallel vigor one must exercise, study and love.''
- Karl von Bonstetten


''I'm very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. 'Don't complain about growing old - many, many people do not have that privilege.'''
- Earl Warren


''You're never too old to become younger.''
- Mae West


''I am not young enough to know everything.''
- Oscar Wilde


''The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.''
- Frank Lloyd Wright






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