Quotations On Age

  • No wise man ever wished to be younger.—Swift.
  • I venerate old age; and I love not the man who can look without emotion upon the sunset of life, when the dusk of evening begins to gather over the watery eye, and the shadows of twilight grow broader and deeper upon the understanding.—Longfellow.
  • It is only necessary to grow old to become more indulgent. I see no fault committed that I have not committed myself.—Goethe.
  • That which is usually called dotage is not the weak point of all old men, but only of such as are distinguished by their levity.—Cicero.
  • We must not take the faults of our youth into our old age; for old age brings with it its own defects.—Goethe.

Learn to live well, or fairly make your will;
You've play'd, and lov'd, and ate, and drank your fill;
Walk sober off, before a sprightlier age
Comes titt'ring on, and shoves you from the stage.

  • If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should not grow old.—James A. Garfield.
  • Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.—Victor Hugo.
  • Remember that some of the brightest drops in the chalice of life may still remain for us in old age. The last draught which a kind Providence gives us to drink, though near the bottom of the cup, may, as is said of the draught of the Roman of old, have at the very bottom, instead of dregs, most costly pearls.—W.A. Newman.
  • Begin to patch up thine old body for heaven.—Shakespeare.
  • Few people know how to be old.—La Rochefoucauld.
  • When men grow virtuous in their old age, they are merely making a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings.—Swift.
  • The defects of the mind, like those of the countenance, increase with age.—La Rochefoucauld.
  • He who would pass the declining years of his life with honor and comfort, should when young, consider that he may one day become old, and remember, when he is old, that he has once been young.—Addison.
  • Winter, which strips the leaves from around us, makes us see the distant regions they formerly concealed; so does old age rob us of our enjoyments, only to enlarge the prospect of eternity before us.—Richter.
  • The easiest thing for our friends to discover in us, and the hardest thing for us to discover in ourselves, is that we are growing old.—H.W. Shaw.