87+ 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

The spirit never ages. It stays forever young. Lailah Gifty Akita

Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. Herbert Hoover

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

I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity. I want this adventure that is the context of my life to go on without end. Simone de Beauvoir

Almost all my middle aged and elderly acquaintances, including me, feel about 25 unless we haven’t had our coffee, in which case we feel 107. Martha Beck

I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread. J.R.R. Tolkien

Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been. David Bowie

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

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. Cephalus

Our lives can’t be measured by our final years, of this I am sure. Nicholas Sparks

Old age 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

It`s not how old you are, it`s how you are old. Jules Renard

You don’t have a future when you refuse to accept the former generation. Simple. Petra Hermans

Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age. Aristotle

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

There is only one cure for grey hair. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine. Wodehouse

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln

The secret of a good old age is simply an honorable pact with solitude. Gabriel García Márquez

It’s not the specter of aging that haunts me. Rather, it’s the far greater fear of having aged and having nothing to show for the aging. Craig D. Lounsbrough

When you are old and grey and full of sleep. And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look. Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep. W.B. Yeats

The great thing about getting older is that you get a chance to tell the people in your life who matter what they mean to you. Mike Love

Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope. George Burns

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

People don’t love each other at our age, Marthe they please each other, that’s all. Later on, when you’re old and impotent, you can love someone. At our age, you just think you do. That’s all it is. Albert Camus

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. Mark Twain

The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened. Saki

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

I’ll be happy if running and I can grow old together. Haruki Murakami

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

It’s old age not a surprise, we knew it was coming make the most of it. So you may not be as fast on your feet, and the image in your mirror may be a little disappointing, but if you are still functioning and not in pain, gratitude should be the name of the game. Betty White

Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been. Jimmy Buffet

That’s the trouble with you young people. You think because you ain’t been here long, you know everything. In my life I already forgot more than you ever know. Neil Gaiman

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. John Lennon

And then I laugh, because it’s so ridiculous and so gorgeous and it’s all I an do to not melt into a fit of giggles. So what if I’m ninety three? So what if I’m ancient and cranky and my body’s a wreck? If they’re willing to accept me and my guilty conscience, why the hell shouldn’t I run away with the circus? It’s like Charlie told the cop. For this old man, this IS home. Sara Gruen

Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional! Walt Disney

When illness and old age are no longer indulgent and strength is irrevocably seeping away, brightness fades insidiously away from the light of the day and time only betrays reckless evanescence. Into a new life. Erik Pevernagie

Age is something that doesn’t matter unless you are a cheese! Billie Burke

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

Ageing is just another word for living. Cindy Joseph

If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself. Mae West

It’s not how old you are. It’s how you are old. Jules Renard

When you tire of living, change itself seems evil, does it not? for then any change at all disturbs the deathlike peace of the life weary. Walter M. Miller Jr.

When we were small children, we all played dress up and everybody had a good time. So why stop? Iris Apfel

I don’t see why there should be a point where everyone decides you’re too old. I’m not too old, and until I decide I’m too old I’ll never be too fucking old. Lemmy Kilmister

We are always the same age inside. Gertrude Stein

At my age, if I make it up, it’s still an old saying. Robert Jordan

One day you will look back and see that all along you were blooming. Morgan Harper Nichols

Cherish all your happy moments they make a fine cushion for old age. Christopher Morley

Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better! Ingrid Bergman

Sunrise paints the sky with pinks and the sunset with peaches. Cool to warm. So is the progression from childhood to old age. Vera Nazarian

It matters not how long we live but how. Philip James Bailey

And this is the strangest of all paradoxes of the human adventure; we live inside all experience, but we are permitted to bear witness only to the outside. Such is the riddle of life and the story of the passing of our days. Howard Thurman

The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles! Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. John Barrymore

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. Franz Kafka

If you were offered the chance to live your own life again, would you seize the opportunity? The only real philosophical answer is automatically self contradictory Only if I did not know that I was doing so. To go through the entire experience once more would be banal and Sisyphean even if it did build muscle whereas to wish to be young again and to have the benefit of one’s learned and acquired existence is not at all to wish for a repeat performance, or a Groundhog Day. And the mind ought to, but cannot, set some limits to wish thinking. All right, same me but with more money, an even sturdier penis, slightly different parents, a briefer latency period the thing is absurd. I seriously would like to know what it was to be a woman, but like blind Tiresias would also want the option of re metamorphosing if I wished. How terrible it is that we have so many more desires than opportunities. Christopher Hitchens

Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever. Walt Disney

If we live long enough, we become caricatures of ourselves. John Irving

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

He knew what the wind was doing to them, where it was taking them, to all the secret places that were never so secret again in life. Ray Bradbury

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

And then we ease him out of that worn out body with a kiss, and he’s gone like a whisper, the easiest breath. Mark Doty

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

Life is a process during which one initially gets less and less dependent, independent, and then more and more dependent. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

Hardest of all, as one becomes older, is to accept that sapient remarks can be drawn from the most unwelcome or seemingly improbable sources, and that the apparently more trustworthy sources can lead one astray. Christopher Hitchens

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

Was it the forgetfulness of old age or personal incapacity that made the man able to say please but not thank you? Yann Martel

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

The land of easy mathematics where he who works adds up and he who retires subtracts. Núria Añó

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

The good thing about being old is not being young. Stephen Richards

Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age. Booth Tarkington

Combine nursing homes with nursery schools. Bring very old and very young together they interest one another. John Cage

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

The delights of reading impart the vivacity of youth even to old age. Isaac D’Israeli

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

In my old age, I was at last being permitted to make the discovery that lovemaking gets better and better with time, if it’s with someone you care for. Patricia Nell Warren

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

You were young, I thought, not once but always before, always always, every day before the day just passed. You were young only minutes ago. Timothy Schaffert

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

Thou hast had thty day, old dame, but thy sun has long been set. Thou art now the very emblem of an old warhorse turned out on the barren heath; thou hast had thy paces in thy time, but now a broken amble is the best of them. Walter Scott

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

You need to have really wasted your life to envy the young for being young. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

Let us cherish and love old age; for it is full of pleasure if one knows how to use it. Fruits are most welcome when almost over; youth is most charming at its close; the last drink delights the toper, the glass which souses him and puts the finishing touch on his drunkenness. Each pleasure reserves to the end the greatest delights which it contains. Life is most delightful when it is on the downward slope, but has not yet reached the abrupt decline. Seneca