64+ Best Old Age Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational old age quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Old Age Quotes

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you’re aboard, there’s nothing you can do. – Golda Meir

If you are pining for youth I think it produces a stereotypical old man because you only live in memory, you live in a place that doesn’t exist. Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been. – David Bowie

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young. – Fred Astaire

Old age is no place for sissies. – Bette Davis

To me – old age is always ten years older than I am. – Bernard M. Baruch

I have made a rule about such things, which I commend to you, young man: As soon as you feel too old to do a thing, DO IT. – Margaret Deland

Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul. – Andre Maurois

What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one’s faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one’s memories. – W. Somerset Maugham

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age. – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

There are six myths about old age: 1. That it’s a disease, a disaster. 2. That we are mindless. 3. That we are sexless. 4. That we are useless. 5. That we are powerless. 6. That we are all alike. – Maggie Kuhn

Old age is just a record of one’s whole life. – Muhammad Ali

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. – Judith Viorst

Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator. – Confucius

Old age is not a disease – it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses. – Maggie Kuhn

When it comes to aging, we’re held to a different standard than men. Some guy said to me: ‘Don’t you think you’re too old to sing rock n’ roll?’ I said: ‘You’d better check with Mick Jagger’. – Cher

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

A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world. – Maurice Chevalier

Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength. – Betty Friedan

Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to a man. – Leon Trotsky

You can live to be a hundred if you give up all things that make you want to live to be a hundred. – Woody Allen

Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought. – Emily Dickinson

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my years on this planet, it’s that the happiest and most fulfilled people are those who devoted themselves to something bigger and more profound than merely their own self-interest. – John Glenn

Old age is the verdict of life. – Amelia E Barr

A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality. – Pindar

Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us. – Thomas Carlyle

I have the problems of, I must confess, old age. – Billy Graham

Not even old age knows how to love death. – Sophocles

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. – Samuel Ullman

Old age: the crown of life, our play’s last act. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is not well to make great changes in old age. – Spurgeon

Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth. – W. Somerset Maugham

When you get to my age, you’ll really measure your success in life by how many of the people you want to have love you actually do love you…If you get to my age in life and nobody thinks well of you, I don’t care how big your bank account is, your life is a disaster. That’s the ultimate test of how you have lived your life. – Warren Buffett

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

Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man. – James Thurber

Old age: I fall asleep during the funerals of my friends. – Mason Cooley

Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death. – Herman Melville

We live in a youth-obsessed culture that is constantly trying to tell us that if we are not young, and we’re not glowing, and we’re not hot, that we don’t matter. I refuse to let a system or a culture or a distorted view of reality tell me that I don’t matter. I know that only by owning who and what you are can you start to step into the fullness of life. Every year should be teaching us all something valuable. Whether you get the lesson is really up to you. – Oprah Winfrey

Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative. – Maurice Chevalier

The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing. – George Bernard Shaw

One of the many pleasures of old age is giving things up. – Malcolm Muggeridge

The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job. – Thomas Hardy

The exhaustion of old age is something people who are younger don’t fully appreciate. – Tony Benn

We all wish to reach a ripe old age, but none of us are prepared to admit that we are already there. – Francisco de Quevedo

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love. – Alan Bleasdale

Our old age was in some respects the happiest period of life. – Charles Eastman

Don’t try to be young. Just open your mind. Stay interested in stuff. There are so many things I won’t live long enough to find out about, but I’m still curious about them. You know people who are already saying, ‘I’m going to be 30-oh, what am I going to do?’ Well, use that decade! Use them all! – Betty White

Old age is the supreme evil, for it deprives man of all pleasures while allowing his appetites to remain, and it brings with it every possible sorrow. Yet men fear death and desire old age. – Giacomo Leopardi

I think repeating yourself is a sign of old age, telling the same joke again and again. Especially if they’re jokes that don’t make people laugh. – Simon Le Bon

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair. – Ira Gershwin

My face carries all my memories. Why would I erase them? – Diane Von Furstenberg

Old age isn’t a battle; old age is a massacre. – Philip Roth

The fear of old age is something that one feels when they’re younger. Once you get to being old, you’re already there, so you don’t even think about it anymore. – Paolo Sorrentino

Old age is when the liver spots show through your gloves. – Phyllis Diller

Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long. – W. Somerset Maugham

What makes old age so sad is, not that our joys, but that our hopes then cease. – Richter

The theme of old age doesn’t seem to fascinate Hollywood. – John Updike

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. – Frank Lloyd Wright

That’s the privilege of old age: You don’t have to remember. – Alan Arkin

Old age is an insult. It’s like being smacked. – Lawrence Durrell

The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long. – A. J. P. Taylor

Old age is, so to speak, the sanctuary of ills: they all take refuge in it. – Antiphanes

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