Top 20 Age Quotes
No 1 (Best
In the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), American
president, pictured right
Katharine Graham (1917-2001), the American
owner of the Washington Post (pictured right), agrees:
No one can avoid ageing, but ageing productively is something else.
Brian Redhead (1929=94), the British radio broadcaster (pictured right), also comments:
It is precisely at the time when your days are numbered that you should not count the days.
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 (1863-1947), American car
manufacturer, pictured right
You’re as old as you feel.
- Elizabeth Arden, cosmetics tycoon (1884-1966),
The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind.
- William Wordsworth, pictured
right, (1770-1850), English poet (in his poem, The Fountain: A Conversation)
He who is of a 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 (427-346 B.C.), Greek philosopher
Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.
- Robert Browning (1812-1889), English poet (pictured right)
Betty Friedan (1921-2006), the American
feminist (pictured right), agrees:
Ageing is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.
The afternoon of human life must also have a significance of its own and cannot be merely a pitiful appendage to
- Carl Jung 1875–1961 Swiss
Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form.
- André Maurois 1885–1967 French writer, pictured right
You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.
- Woody Allen (1935- ), American film maker, pictured right
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
- Coco Chanel (1983-1971),
French designer and businesswoman, pictured right
Old age hath yet his honour and his toil.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892), English poet, pictured right
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), American poet, pictured right
Just remember, when you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.
- Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000), American cartoonist, pictured right
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
- Mark Twain (1835-1910), American writer, pictured right.
Noel Coward (1899-1973), the English writer and singer, pictured right, agrees:
How foolish to think one can ever slam the door in the face of age. Much wiser to be polite and gracious and ask
him to lunch in advance.
My salad days, when I was green in judgement (Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra).
Shakespeare (1564-1616), English playwright, pictured right
Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth (Dumbledore in Half-Blood Prince)
- J.K. Rowling (1965- ),
English writer, pictured right
I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.
- Bob Dylan, pictured right (from his 1964 song My Back Pages).
When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.
- George Burns (1896-1996), American comedian (pictured right)
What is the worst of woes that wait on age?
What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow?
To view each loved one blotted from life's page,
And be alone on earth, as I am now.
- Lord Byron (1788–1824) English poet,pictured right above (from his poem, Childe
Old age, it's the only disease...that you don't look forward to being cured
- Mr. Bernstein (in the film, Citizen Kane, 1941), pictured right).