“Old age is 15 years older than I am.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
"Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative."
"Old people like to give good advice, as solace for no longer being able to provide bad examples."
"Every man desires to live long; but no man would be old."
" Wrinkles merely indicate where the smiles have been."
'Following the Equator'
" It is not the years in your life, but the life in your years that counts."
"Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional."
"You don't stop laughing when you grow old; you grow old when you stop laughing."
"The young are slaves to dreams; the old, servants of regrets."
"If we spent as much time feeling positive about getting older, as we do trying to stay young, how much different our lives would be."
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
"Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese."
"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
"You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them."
"If I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself."
Eubie Blake; later used by Mickey Mantle
You're only young once, but you can be immature forever."
"It is not how old you are, but how you are old."
"Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art."
"If a human is modest and satisfied, old age will not be heavy on him. If
he is not, even youth will be a burden."
"The only source of knowledge is experience."
"Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many."
"The older I grow, the more I listen to people who don't say much."
Germain G. Glidden
"The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it."
"Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be. The last of life, for which the first was made."
Robert Browning "Rabbi Ben Ezra"
"Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
Satchel Paige; also attributed to Jack Benny
"The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything."
"I love everything that 's old--old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine. "
Oliver Goldsmith: She Stoops to Conquer, Act I
"It would be a good thing if young people were wise, and old people were strong, but God has arranged things better."
"I am not young enough to know everything."
"Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late."
"Age ain't nothin' but a number. But age is other things too. It is wisdom, if one has lived one's life properly. It is experience and knowledge. And it is getting to know all the ways the world turns, so that if you cannot turn the world the way you want, you can at least get out of the way so you won't get run over. "
"The best thing about growing older is that it takes such a long time."
"The young sow wild oats. The old grow sage."
"Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed."
"I am afraid ... that health begins, after seventy, and often long before, to have a meaning different from that which it had at thirty. But it is culpable to murmur at the established order of the creation, as it is vain to oppose it. He that lives, must grow old; and he that would rather grow old than die, has God to thank for the infirmities of old age."
"Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough."
Philip Dormer Stanhope
"There are three signs of old age. The first is your loss of memory; the other two I forget."
"You're getting old when you don't care where your spouse goes, just as long as you don't have to go along."
"Old age comes at a bad time."
"One thing only has been lent to youth and age in common –- discontent."