Age Quotes SMS Collection

Youth disserves middle age conserves old preserves

Youth disserves; middle age conserves; old age preserves.  ~Martin H. FischerFFM

Life is a moderately good play with

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.  ~Truman Capote

The great secret that all old people

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

Life would be infinitely happier if we

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.  ~Mark Twain

In youth we are plagued by desire

In youth we are plagued by desire; in later years, by the desire to feel desire.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN

Thanks to modern medical advances such as

Thanks to modern medical advances such as antibiotics, nasal spray, and Diet Coke, it has become routine for people in the civilized world to

Give me chastity and continence but not

Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.  ~Saint Aurelius Augustine

The true way to render age vigorous

The true way to render age vigorous is to prolong the youth of the mind.  ~Mortimer CollinsDCMOO

When the problem is not so much

When the problem is not so much resisting temptation as finding it, you may just be getting older.  ~Author UnknownLos Angeles Times

I advise you to go on living

I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities.  It is the only pleasure I have left. 

You know youre getting old when all

You know you’re getting old when all the names in your black book have M.D. after them.  ~Arnold PalmerDMCD

Age is a prison from which we

Age is a prison from which we cannot escape.  ~Morrow Bourne

It is possible at any age to

It is possible at any age to discover a lifelong desire you never knew you had.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Do not regret growing older it is

Do not regret growing older.  It is a privilege denied to many.  ~Author Unknown

There is more felicity on the far

There is more felicity on the far side of baldness than young men can possibly imagine.  ~Logan Pearsall SmithPH

Age swallows our childhood terri guillemets

Age swallows our childhood. ~Terri Guillemets

Every man desires to live long but

Every man desires to live long, but no man would be old.  ~Jonathan Swift, Thoughts on Various Subjects, 1711LCD

The answer to old age is keep

The answer to old age is to keep one’s mind busy and to go on with one’s life as if it were interminable.  I

Few people know how to be old

Few people know how to be old.  ~Francois Duc de la RochefoucauldMaxims 623; DCMOO

We thought we were running away from

We thought we were running away from the grown-ups, and now we’re the grown-ups.  ~Margaret AtwoodPIH

Its hard to feel middle aged because how

It’s hard to feel middle-aged, because how can you tell how long you are going to live?  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN

At 20 years of age the will

At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgment.  ~Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s AlmanacMCTO

We are always the same age inside

We are always the same age inside.  ~Gertrude Stein

In youth the days are short and

In youth the days are short and the years are long; in old age the years are short and the days long.  ~Nikita Ivanovich

I was wrong to grow older pity

I was wrong to grow older.  Pity.  I was so happy as a child.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942, translated from French

Middle age is when a narrow waist

Middle age is when a narrow waist and a broad mind begin to change places.  ~Author Unknown

The great thing about getting older is

The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.  ~Madeleine L’EnglePIH

To know how to grow old is

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. 

I never felt that there was anything

I never felt that there was anything enviable in youth.  I cannot recall that any of us, as youths, admired our condition to excess

There is always a lot to be

There is always a lot to be thankful for, if you take the time to look. For example, I’m sitting here thinking how nice

Who does not wish to be beautiful

Who does not wish to be beautiful, and clever, and rich, and to have back, in old age, the time spent trying to be

Regrets are the natural property of grey

Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.  ~Charles Dickens

To get back my youth i would

To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.  ~Oscar Wilde, The

To be seventy years young is sometimes

To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes  (Thanks Janice!)

Dont worry about avoiding temptation as

Don’t worry about avoiding temptation – as you grow older, it starts avoiding you.  ~Author Unknown

In a dream you are never eighty

In a dream you are never eighty.  ~Anne Sexton

How old would you be if didnt

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?  ~Satchel PaigeBQ

Old age is fifteen years older than

Old age is fifteen years older than I am.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Youth is when youre allowed to stay

Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve.  Middle age is when you’re forced to.  ~Bill Vaughn

If youth but know and old age

If youth but know, And old age only could. ~Henri EstienneDCMOO

It well becomes a man who is

It well becomes a man who is no longer young to forget that he ever was.  ~Seigneur de Saint-Evremond to Mlle. de Lenclos, 1696LCD

When i was younger could remember anything

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall

It is not by the gray of

It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart.  ~Edward Bulwer-LyttonCUL

Live as long you may the first

Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.  ~Robert Southey, The DoctorCD

Its a mere moment in mans life

It’s a mere moment in a man’s life between an All-Star Game and an Old-timers’ Game.  ~Vin ScullyBGQ

Some people no matter how old they

Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.  ~Martin

As we grow older our capacity for

As we grow older, our capacity for enjoyment shrinks, but not our appetite for it.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN

I am getting old and the sign

I am getting old and the sign of old age is that I begin to philosophize and ponder over problems which should not be

My younger passions are still listening as

My younger passions are still listening, as I age.  ~Terri Guillemets

You cant help getting older but you

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

Wrinkled was not one of the things

Wrinkled was not one of the things I wanted to be when I grew up.  ~Author Unknown

Its important to have a twinkle in

It’s important to have a twinkle in your wrinkle.  ~Author Unknown

Is that a birthday tis alas too

Is that a birthday? ’tis, alas! too clear; ‘Tis but the funeral of the former year. ~Alexander Popeto Mrs MB

An aged man is but a paltry

An aged man is but a paltry thing, A tattered coat upon a stick, unless Soul clasp its hands and sing, and louder sing

Age is a slowing down of everything

Age is a slowing down of everything except fear.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN

Age seldom arrives smoothly or quickly its

Age seldom arrives smoothly or quickly.  It’s more often a succession of jerks.  ~Jean Rhys

Middle age is the time when a

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever. 

You cant turn back the clock but

You can’t turn back the clock.  But you can wind it up again.  ~Bonnie Prudden

Its sad to grow old but nice

It’s sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.  ~Brigitte BardotPIH

The problem with beauty is that its

The problem with beauty is that it’s like being born rich and getting poorer.  ~Joan Collins

In dog years im dead author unknown

In dog years, I’m dead.  ~Author Unknown

The key to successful aging is pay

The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible.  ~Judith Reganin More qtd in rdqq

Thirty five is when you finally get your

Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.  ~Caryn LeschenWL

Years ago we discovered the exact point

Years ago we discovered the exact point, the dead center of middle age.  It occurs when you are too young to take up golf

You can live to be a hundred

You can live to be a hundred if you give up all things that make you want to live to be a hundred.  ~Allen

Men at forty learn to close softly

Men at forty Learn to close softly The doors to rooms they will not be Coming back to. ~Donald Justice, "Men at Forty"CTO

Spiritual sloth or acedia was known as

Sloth:  a state in which you envy those who are busy, but despise what they’re busy at.  Spiritual sloth, or acedia, was known as

Father time is not always a hard

Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those

In a mans middle years there is

In a man’s middle years there is scarcely a part of the body he would hesitate to turn over to the proper authorities.  ~E.B.

I spent my 30s fixing everything broke

I spent my 30s fixing everything I broke in my 20s.  ~Eddie Murphyrdqq

There must be a day or two

There must be a day or two in a man’s life when he is the precise age for something important.  ~Franklin P. AdamsCUL

At another year i would not boggle

At another year I would not boggle Except that when I jog I joggle. ~Ogden Nash, "Birthday on the Beach"

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.  ~Sam Ewing

The denunciation of the young is a

The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.  ~Logan

How far away the stars seem and

How far away the stars seem, and how far is our first kiss, and ah, how old my heart.  ~William Butler Yeats

The last birthday thats any good is

The last birthday that’s any good is 23.  ~Andy RooneyYears of Minutes qtd in rdqq

The other day a man asked me

The other day a man asked me what I thought was the best time of life.  "Why," I answered without a thought, "now."  ~David

You know youve reached middle age when

You know you’ve reached middle age when a doctor, not a policeman, tells you to slow down, all you exercise are your prerogatives and

You are only young once but you

You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.  ~Ogden Nash

the trick is growing up without

The trick is growing up without growing old.  ~Casey Stengel

The boy gathers materials for a temple

The boy gathers materials for a temple, and then when he is thirty, concludes to build a woodshed.  ~Henry David Thoreau

When youre a young man macbeth is

When you’re a young man, Macbeth is a character part.  When you’re older, it’s a straight part.  ~Laurence Olivier

A person is always startled when he

A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time.  ~Oliver W. Holmes, Sr.MBT

The lost leaves measure our years they

The lost leaves measure our years; they are gone as the days are gone.  ~Richard Jefferies, The Life of the Fields, 1908QG

What this country needs is radicals who

What this country needs is radicals who will stay that way regardless of the creeping years.  ~John Fischer

Middle age is when your classmates are

Middle age is when your classmates are so gray and wrinkled and bald they don’t recognize you  ~Bennett Cerf

Never lose sight of the fact that

Never lose sight of the fact that old age needs so little but needs that little so much.  ~Margaret WillourCUL

Old age isnt so bad when you

Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.  ~Maurice Chevalier, New York Times, 9 October 1960WLBUQ

Middle age is when we can do

Middle age is when we can do just as much as ever – but would rather not.  ~Author Unknown

There are people whose watch stops at

There are people whose watch stops at a certain hour and who remain permanently at that age.  ~Charles Augustin Sainte-BeuvePMB

There is always some specific moment when

There is always some specific moment when we realize our youth is gone; but years after, we know it was much later.  ~Mignon McLaughlin,

There are years that ask questions and

There are years that ask questions and years that answer.  ~Zora Neale Hurston

Life is like a roll of toilet

Life is like a roll of toilet paper.  The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes.  ~Author Unknown

Youth is a wonderful thing what crime

Youth is a wonderful thing.  What a crime to waste it on children.  ~George Bernard Shaw

Old age is a lot of crossed

Old age is a lot of crossed off names in an address book.  ~Ronald Blythe

There was no respect for youth when

There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age – I

Age is a high price to pay

Age is a high price to pay for maturity.  ~Tom Stoppard

It is autumn not without but within

It is autumn; not without But within me is the cold. Youth and spring are all about; It is I that have grown old.

Age is a question of mind over

Age is a question of mind over matter.  If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.  ~Leroy "Satchel" Paige