Quotes about Aging


When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.

George Burns

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You see, now fear often fingers your heart,
and at times the world seems only distant news;
the old trees guard your childhood for you
as an ever more ancient memory.

Miklós Radnóti


Solitude [...] is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.

Albert Einstein

One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.

Oscar Wilde

Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.

Mark Twain

The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything, and the young know everything.

Oscar Wilde

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All grown-ups were once children - although few of them remember it.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


When you`re a grown-up, you take it for granted that things are going to change no matter how much you try to maintain the status quo [...]. It`s only when you`re a teenager that you talk about change constantly and believe in your heart that it never really happens.

Stephen King


The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.

Agatha Christie


Time, the subtle thief of youth.

John Milton

At 20 years of age the Will reigns; at 30 the Wit; at 40 the Judgment.

Benjamin Franklin

My heart is still bathed in the fierce sun of passion,
All spring is in bloom there, by spring breezes tossed,
But look how my hair turns hoary and ashen,
Its raven black touched by the premature frost.

Sándor Petőfi


Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

Henry Ford

All you arrive at in the end
is a sad, washed-out, sandy plain,
you gaze about, take it in, bend
a wise head, nod; hope is in vain.

Attila József

As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can`t remember the other two.

Norman Wisdom


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