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Quotes About Age

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.

Henry David Thoreau

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

James Thurber

There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age – I missed it coming and going.

John B. Priestly

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.

Judith Viorst

At sixteen I was stupid, confused and indecisive. At twenty-five I was wise, self-confident, prepossessing and assertive. At forty-five I am stupid, confused, insecure and indecisive. Who would have supposed that maturity is only a short break in adolesce

Jules Feiffer

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.

Kurt Vonnegut

I will never give in to old age until I become old. And I’m not old yet!

Leo Rosten

I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought 17 was such a nice age. You’re young enough to get away with things, but you’re old enough, too.

Liv Tyler

Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.

Mary Schmich

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

Muriel Spark

I have never admitted that I am more than twenty-nine, or thirty at the most. Twenty-nine when there are pink shades, thirty when there are not.

Oscar Wilde

It takes a long time to become young.

Pablo Picasso

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

Age considers; youth ventures.

Rabindranath Tagore

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

Satchel Paige

Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! To all the sensual world proclaim, One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name.

Sir Walter Scott

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

Theodore Roosevelt

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

Tom Stoppard

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