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Quotes about Age

Age is a matter of the mind - if you don't mind, it doesn't matter.  
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say; I just watch what they do. (Andrew Carnegie) 

At age 20 we worry about what others think of us; 
At age 40 we don't care what they think of us; 
At age 60 we realize that they haven't been thinking of us at all.  

At some point in life, every one of us, for better or for worse,  sometimes kicking and screaming and being dragged by our heels, 
has to become an adult.  

Beautiful young people are acts of nature, But beautiful old people are works of art.  
The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.  
Don't worry about wrinkles, they're just antique smiles.  
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.  
For the unlearned old age is winter: for the learned it is the season of harvest. (The Talmud)  
Friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. 
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.  
The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you have been. (Madeleine L'Engle)  
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was? (Satchel Paige)  
I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then. (Bob Seger in Against the Wind ) 
In youth we learn; in age we understand. (Marie Ebner-Eschenbach)  
It is better to wear out than to rust out. (Richard Chamberland)  
It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.  
It's not how old you are, but how you are old.  
Live a good, honorable life. 
Then when you get older and think back, you'll get to enjoy it a second time.  
No wise man ever wanted to be young again. (Swift)  
Old age ain't no place for sissies. (Bette Davis)  
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.  
The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years, but the one with the richest experiences. (Rousseau)  
Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts. (Martin Buxbaum)  
Southern Florida is filled with people sixty-eight years old who were going to do something big in their lives but waited until it was safe. Now it’s safe and they’re sixty-eight years old. (from The Drifters by James A. Michener)  
There is always some specific moment when we realize our youth is gone, but years after, we know it was much later.  
Time flies whether you're having fun of not.  
The trick is to live a long time without growing old.  
What a young person thinks of as "pain" is often merely the absence of pleasure; 
What an old person thinks of as "pleasure" is often just the absence of pain.  
What grows never grows old. (Noah Benshea)  
When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age. (Victor Hugo)  
When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. (Abraham Joshua Heschel)  
You are young at any age if you are still planning for tomorrow.


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