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Quotations About Getting Older



As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
- Bronson Alcott

The best part of the art of living is to know how to grow old gracefully.
- Eric Hoffer

Time glides away and as we get older through the noiseless years; the days flee and are restrained by no reign.
- Ovid

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

We don't stop laughing because we grow old - we grow old because we stop laughing.
- Michael Pritchard

Old age takes away from us what we have inherited and gives us what we have earned.
- Gerald Brenan

So long as you are learning, you are not growing old.
- Joseph Hergesheimer

Those who respect age, deserve to live to be old, and to be respected themselves.
- Samuel Richardson

The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all of the pains I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time.
- George Bernard Shaw

Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.
- Robert Browning

A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
- Jean Rostand

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form.
- Andre Maurois

The whiter my hair becomes, the more ready people are to believe what I say.
- Bertand Russell

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

Alas! the fleeting years, how they roll on!
- Horace

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
- Andrew Carnegie

Old age and the passage of time teach all things.
- Sophocles

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and just not think about your age.
- Lucille Ball

Youth passes like a dream.
- Theocritus

It is, indeed, only in old age that intellectual men attain their sublime expression, whilst portraits of them in their youth show only the first traces of it.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

To know how to grow old is the master-work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.
- Friedrich von Schiller

It is not by muscle, speed or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgement; in these qualities old age is usually not only not poorer, but is even richer.
- Cicero

I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always fifteen years older then I am.
- Bernard Baruch

No wise man ever wished to be younger.
- Jonathan Swift

He look'd in years, yet in his years were seen
A youthful vigor, and autumnal green.
- John Dryden

In youth we feel richer for every new illusion; in maturer years, for every one we lose.
- Mme. Swetchine

If wrinkles must be written upon our brow, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should not grow old.
- James A. Garfield

Habits formed in early life and early education press upon us as we grow older.
- U. S. Grant

An intemperate, disorderly youth will bring to old age, a feeble and worn-out body.
- Cicero

The principal objection to old age is hat there is no future in it.
- Anonymous

Let our lives be pure as snowfields, where our steps leave a mark but no stain.
- Mme. Swetchine

Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
- Francis Bacon

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
- Psalm 90:12

But if you'll prosper, mark what I advise,
Whom age, and long experience render wise.
- Alexander Pope

I know not any season of life that is past more agreeably than virtuous old age.
- Cicero

I grow old, ever learning many things.
- Solon

The rarest attainment is to grow old happily and gracefully.
- Lydia M. Child

Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear.
- Jean Paul Richter

 


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