Quotes: On Age & Getting Older

“There’s no point in being unhappy about growing older. Just think of the millions who have been denied of that privilege.”
– Cary Grant

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?”

“Are you still growing, or just growing older?”

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
-Mark Twain

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
–Abraham Lincoln

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

“Old age is not a defeat but a victory; not a punishment but a privilege.”
-Live, Learn and Pass It On

“Don’t count the days; make the days count.”

 “If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.”
– Mario Andretti

“Age is only important if you’re cheese.”
-Live, Learn and Pass It On

“Whatever poet, orator, or sage may say of it, old age is still old age.”
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“No matter how old you are, it’s never too late to try something new.”
-Live, Learn and Pass It On

“Maturity doesn’t mean age; it means sensitivity, manners, and how you react.”
-Pravin Todkar

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
-Abraham Lincoln

“A 65-year old asked to define middle age answered, ‘I will let you know when I get there.'”
-Sanjiv Chopra

“If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.”
-Abraham Sutzever

“Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.”
-Benjamin Franklin

“A man must have grown old and lived long in order to see how short life is.”
-Arthur Schopenhauer

“The trick is growing up without growing old.”
-Casey Stengel

“Men grow old, pearls grow yellow, there is no cure for it.”
-Chinese Proverb

“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.”
-George Burns

“A man’s age is something impressive, it sums up his life: maturity reached slowly and against many obstacles, illnesses cured, griefs and despairs overcome, and unconscious risks taken; maturity formed through so many desires, hopes, regrets, forgotten things, loves. A man’s age represents a fine cargo of experiences and memories.”
-Wartime Writings, 1939-1944

“Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.”
-Jeanne Moreau

“Please don’t retouch my wrinkles, it took me 90 years to earn them.”
-Judge Iban Guy, on his 90th birthday


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