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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Age and Aging (401 Quotations)

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Age will not be defied.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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Discern of the coming on of years, and think not to do the same things still; for age will not be defied.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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People of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon and seldom drive business home to it's conclusion, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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He who would pass his declining years 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.
~ Joseph Addison

 

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You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.
~ Anouk Aimee

 

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The surest sign of age is loneliness.
~ Amos Bronson Alcott

 

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While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.
~ Amos Bronson Alcott

 

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To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
~ Thomas B. Aldrich

 

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Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.
~ Muhammad Ali

 

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The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.
~ Hervey Allen

 

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To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.
~ Henri Frederic Amiel

 

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I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel.
~ Elizabeth Arden

 

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One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful.
~ Thomas Arnold

 

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Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.
~ Thomas Arnold

 

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

 

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I refuse to admit that I am more than 52, even if that makes my children illegitimate.
~ Lady Nancy Astor

 

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Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.
~ Daniel Francois Esprit Auber

 

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The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age.
~ W. H. Auden

 

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