Meaningful Quotes about Getting Older
No wise man ever wished to be younger.—Swift.
Happily there exists more than one kind of beauty.
There is the beauty of infancy, the beauty of youth, the beauty of
maturity, and, believe me, ladies and gentlemen, the beauty of age.—G.A.
Growing old is like being increasingly penalized
for a crime you have not committed
By Anthony Powell
By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our
hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really
important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.
How far away the stars seem, and how far is our
first kiss, and ah, how old my heart.
William Butler Yeats
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
Young men think old men fools, and old men know
young men to be so.—Dr. Metcalf.
I venerate old age; and I love not the man who can look without emotion
upon the sunset of life, when the dusk of evening begins to gather over
the watery eye, and the shadows of twilight grow broader and deeper upon
It is only necessary to grow old to become more indulgent. I see no
fault committed that I have not committed myself.—Goethe.
That which is usually called dotage is not the weak point of all old
men, but only of such as are distinguished by their levity.—Cicero.
We must not take the faults of our youth into our old age; for old age
brings with it its own defects.—Goethe.
Women, don't get a tattoo. That butterfly looks
great on your breast when you're twenty or thirty, but when you get to
seventy, it stretches into a condor.
Learn to live well, or fairly make your will;
You've play'd, and lov'd, and ate, and drank your fill;
Walk sober off, before a sprightlier age
Comes titt'ring on, and shoves you from the stage.
If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon
the heart. The spirit should not grow old.—James A. Garfield.
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.—Victor
Begin to patch up thine old body for heaven.—Shakespeare.
Few people know how to be old.—La Rochefoucauld.
Avarice in old age, is foolish; for what can be
more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road, the nearer we
approach to our journey's end?—Cicero.
When men grow virtuous in their old age, they are merely making a
sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings.—Swift.
The defects of the mind, like those of the countenance, increase with
He who would pass the declining years of his life with honor and
comfort, should when young, consider that he may one day become old, and
remember, when he is old, that he has once been young.—Addison.
The easiest thing for our friends to discover in us, and the hardest
thing for us to discover in ourselves, is that we are growing old.—H.W.
The excesses of our youth are drafts upon our old
age, payable with interest, about thirty years after date.—Colton.
At thirty man suspects himself a fool;
Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan;
At fifty, chides his infamous delay,
Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve,
Resolves—and re-resolves; then dies the same.