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55 Old Age Quotes About The Beauty Of Growing Old

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Old age quotes are helpful in life.

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Old age simply refers to the age which one attains by growing old.

As a person grows older, they gain experiences and mature. These numerous experiences help understand ideas around life and help people become acts to follow for the younger generation.

It is the rule of life: post-birth, a person starts growing older and eventually passes away. Thus, life is a journey filled with numerous adventures from childhood to old age. If you are keen on acquiring wisdom, check out these lovely old age quotes.

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Famous Quotes On Old Age

Old age quotes are inspirational.

Enlisted below are famous old age quotes, along with inspirational quotes for old age. You will also find quotations on maturity, old age loneliness quotes, and helping old age quotes.

1. "Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough."

- Groucho Marx.

2. "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."

- George Bernard Shaw.

3. "The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes."

- Frank Lloyd Wright.

4. "When you're 50, you start thinking about things you haven't thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity - but actually it's about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial."

- Eugene O'Neill.

5. "The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable."

- Leon Edel.

6. "Old age is not a disease - it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses."

- Maggie Kuhn.

7. "Grow old along with me!

The best is yet to be,

The last of life, for which the first was made:

Our times are in His hand

Who saith 'A whole I planned,

Youth shows but half; trust God: see all, nor be afraid!'."

- Robert Browning, 'Rabbi Ben Ezra'.

8. "Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty."

- Coco Chanel.

9. "O loathsome Age, thy foul caress

Puts on my heart a deadly blight,

Withers my hair to leprous white."

- Joyce Kilmer, 'Age Comes A-Wooing'.

10. "Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength."

- Betty Friedan.

11. "Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years."

- Ausonius.

12. "I don't mind being older. I'm proud of my age. I've achieved a lot … Isn't it strange that now we're living longer we have so much less respect for old age?"

- Jerry Hall.

13. "Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age."

- Booth Tarkington.

14. 'The truth is I’m getting old, I said. We already are old, she said with a sigh. What happens is that you don’t feel it on the inside, but from the outside, everybody can see it."

- Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez.

15. "Old age may have its limitations and challenges, but in spite of them, our latter years can be some of the most rewarding and fulfilling of our lives."

- Billy Graham.

16. "It's an epitome of life. The first half of it consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity."

- Mark Twain.

17. "You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned."

- Fay Weldon.

18. "For age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day."

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

19. "To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age."

- Thomas Bailey Aldrich.

20. "In youth, the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day's long."

- Pope Paul VI.

Best Quotes On Growing Old

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21. “There is a fountain of youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age."

- Sophia Loren.

22. "I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates."

- T. S. Eliot.

23. “You must not pity me because my sixtieth year finds me still astonished. To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly.”

- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette.

24. “It is a little disappointing to see that your legs are not as strong. But I like the idea of growing old, and the thought of approaching death is not particularly daunting to me.”

– Francis Ford Coppola.

25. "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."

- Herman Melville.

26. There is a beautiful thing inside you that is thousands of years old. Too old to be captured in poems. Too old to be loved by everyone. But loved so very deeply by a chosen few."

- Nikita Gill.

27. "Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do."

- Golda Meir.

28. “To me, growing old is great. It’s the very best thing – considering the alternative.”

– Michael Caine.

29. “I wouldn’t be young again even if it were possible, but I am not going to pretend that growing old is all sweetness and light.”

– Ruth Rendell Young.

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30. "Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle, old age a regret."

- Benjamin Disraeli.

31. "I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am."

- Francis Bacon.

32. “A habit of the old: they choose the wisest person present to speak to; the long explanations needed by the young are wearying.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, 'The Two Towers.

33. "Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance."

- David Mamet.

34. "Old Time, that greatest and longest established spinner of all!... his factory is a secret place, his work is noiseless, and his hands are mutes."

- Charles Dickens.

35. “Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.”

– Chili Davis.

36. "Age to me means nothing. I can't get old; I'm working. I was old when I was twenty-one and out of work. As long as you're working, you stay young. When I'm in front of an audience, all that love and vitality sweeps over me and I forget my age."

- George Burns.

37. "I think I was always an old soul, even as a teenager."

- Brooke Fraser.

38. "Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week."

- Louis Kronenberger.

39. "If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age."

- George Burns.

Old Age Quotes And Sayings

Here are some cool quotes which depict life when you feel happy about being old.

40. "I highly recommend getting older! There's less tendency to people-please."

- Alanis Morissette.

41. "Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries."

- Bill Cosby.

42. "The older you get, the more quiet you become. Life humbles you so deeply as you age."

- Unknown.*

43. "Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young."

- Arthur Wing Pinero.

44. "Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you?"

- Marilyn Monroe.

45. "The follies which a man regrets the most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity."

- Helen Rowland.

46. "I'm not old. I've just been young for a very long time."

- Unknown.*

47. "Give me a staff of honor for mine age,

But not a sceptre to control the world."

- William Shakespeare.

48. “Our lives can't be measured by our final years, of this I am sure.”

― Nicholas Sparks, 'The Notebook'.

49. "Just getting older, you stop caring what other people think, but also, you know who you are, and you know what you want."

- Sharon Van Etten.

50. "It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash."

- Josh Billings.

51. "Age overtakes us all; Our temples first; then on o'er cheek and chin, Slowly and surely, creep the frosts of Time. Up and do somewhat, ere thy limbs are sere."

- Theocritus.

52. "Old Age, a second child, by nature curst

With more and greater evils than the first,

Weak, sickly, full of pains: in ev'ry breath

Railing at life, and yet afraid of death."

- Charles Churchill.

53. "One of the positives of getting older is that you forget your age. Then you find out that you're younger than you thought you were."

- Michael McIntyre.

54. "One of the good things about getting older is you find you're more interesting than most of the people you meet."

- Lee Marvin.

55. "You know you're getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It's like, 'See if you can blow this out.'"

- Jerry Seinfeld.

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