Old Age Quotes

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

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. Henry David Thoreau

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form. André Maurois

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

By the time you’re eighty years old you’ve learned everything. You only have to remember it. George Burns

Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order. John Adams

To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am. Bernard Baruch

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

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

Whenever a man’s friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old. Washington Irving

I used to dread getting older because I thought I would not be able to do all the things I wanted to do, but now that I am older I find that I don’t want to do them. Lady Nancy Astor

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard there is nothing you can do about it. Golda Meir

The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion. Doris Lessing

There is no doubt about it, as one grows older, one thinks more. Vita Sackville-West

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

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

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

The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty. Napoleon Hill

The advantage of being eighty years old is that one has had many people to love. Jean Renoir

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen. Brigitte Bardot

Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield. Muriel Spark

When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality. Muriel Spark

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

In youth one has tears without grief; in age, griefs without tears. Joseph Roux

Old age likes indecency. It’s a sign of life. Mason Cooley

A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture. Abraham J Heschel

I hope I never get so old I get religious. Ingmar Bergman

When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory. John Mortimer

Growing old’s like being increasingly penalised for a crime you haven’t committed. Anthony Powell

Education is the best provision for old age. Aristotle.

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

The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball – the further I am rolled the more I gain. Susan B. Anthony

What’s more beautiful than an old lady with white hair, grown wise with age and able to tell lovely stories about her past? Brigitte Bardot

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