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Old Age Quotes

Old age comes with wrinkles and scars, but each old man and woman have unique stories to tell and mull over. Each decade is known for a particular incident or a famous personality or a popular style and all of these things make that era unique and only one of its kind. Read through this article for famous sixties/seventies/eighties quotations and sayings and bring back the charm and the magic of the years gone by. These evergreen quotations and sayings may have gathered a bit of dust but they are still very much applicable in today’s world.

Bill Bryson

There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.

Victor Hugo

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.

Dwight L. Moody

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.

Leon Trotsky

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

Aldous Huxley

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.

Benjamin Disraeli

Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.

Ah! on Thanksgiving day.... When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more, And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before. What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye? What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie?

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.

Soren Kierkegaard

Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift; in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.

Margaret Mead

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.

George Carlin

I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me - they're cramming for their final exam.

George Carlin

I think it would be interesting if old people got anti-Alzheimer's disease where they slowly began to recover other people's lost memories.

Golda Meir

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

Victor Hugo

When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.

Francis Bacon

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

Pearl S. Buck

We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.

Emily Dickinson

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

William Wordsworth

But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave.

Phyllis Diller

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

Aristotle

Education is the best provision for old age.

Robert Kennedy

Lack of education, old age, bad health or discrimination - these are causes of poverty, and the way to attack it is to go to the root.

Muhammad Ali

Old age is just a record of one's whole life.

Hermann Hesse

Nevertheless, whether in occurrences lasting days, hours or mere minutes at a time, I have experienced happiness often, and have had brief encounters with it in my later years, even in old age.

C. S. Lewis

How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.

Billy Graham

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.

Steven Wright

How young can you die of old age?

George Santayana

The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous in old age.

Joseph Addison

Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both.

Billy Graham

I have the problems of, I must confess, old age.

Aristotle

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.

Marilyn Monroe

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

I have to go and say farewell to all the countries that I have been to, if I can. I am 73 now, it is taxing on me.

Long lives aren't natural. We forget that senior citizens are as much an invention as toasters or penicillin.