133 Best Age Quotes to Remember Every Phase of Life

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It is said that age is just a number. If you have passion, you can achieve anything at any age. The below age quotes will tell you that age does not matter, it is your attitude and passion for work that matter most. Because everyone gets old. To know more about this you can read the age quotes given below. Apart from these age quotes, you can also read our other motivational posts on amazing life, feeling alone, and uplifting quotes.

Let’s read the collection of best age quotes to stay motivated in every phase of life.

Inspirational Quotes about Age

1. “A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.” ― Robert Frost

2. “A grownup is a child with layers on.” ― Woody Harrelson

3. “After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.” ― Bette Midler

4. “A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.” ― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

5. “A woman must make her fortune before she is 30; or work after she is 30; or get married.” ― Anna Held

6. “Adults are obsolete children.” ― Dr. Seuss

7. “Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.” ― Francis Bacon

8. “Age considers; youth ventures.” ― Rabindranath Tagore

9. “Youth is wasted on the young.” ― George Bernard Shaw

10. “Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

12. “Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” ― Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

13. “Age had not made him less handsome, as is so often the case; it had simply made him less visible.” ― Orhan Pamuk

14. “Age is a terrible thief. Just when you’re getting the hang of life, it knocks your legs out from under you and stoops your back. It makes you ache and muddies your head and silently spreads cancer throughout your spouse.” ― Sara Gruen

15. “Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.” ― J.K. Rowling

16. “Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.” ― Tom Stoppard

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

18. “You know you’re getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.” ― Harrison Ford

19. “Age is like love, it cannot be hid.” ― Thomas Dekker

20. “Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.” ― Don Marquis

Wisdom and age quotes

21. “You get old and you realize there are no answers, just stories.” ― Garrison Keillor

22. “Age is not important unless you’re a cheese.” ― Helen Hayes

23. “Age isn’t how old you are but how old you feel.” ― Gabriel García Márquez

24. “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

25. “Age merely shows what children we remain.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

26. “Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” ― Betty Friedan

27. “All diseases run into one, old age.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

28. “An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.” ― Agatha Christie

29. “And meanwhile time goes about its immemorial work of making everyone look and feel like shit.” ― Martin Amis

30. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” ― Henry Ford

31. “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” ― Andrew Carnegie

32. “As men get older, the toys get more expensive.” ― Marvin Davis

33. “You don’t stop laughing because you grow older. You grow older because you stop laughing.” ― Maurice Chevalier

34. “As we grow older, our bodies get shorter and our anecdotes longer.” ― Robert Quillen

35. “As you get older, you don’t get wiser. You get irritable.” ― Doris Lessing

36. “At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.” ― Salvador Dali

37. “Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.” ― Aristotle

38. “Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur.” ― Muriel Spark

39. “Being seventy is not a sin.” ― Golda Meir

40. “But youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms.” ― Oscar Wilde

Best Age Quotes

41. “By the time you read this, you’ll be older than you remember.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

42. “By the time you’re thirty, your worst enemy is yourself.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

43. “Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.” ― Dylan Thomas

44. “Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.” ― Jonathan Swift

45. “Every man over forty is a scoundrel.” ― George Bernard Shaw

46. “Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.” ― Victor Hugo

47. “Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.” ― Andre Maurois

48. “He has a profound respect for old age. Especially when it’s bottled.” ― Gene Fowler

49. “Hopes are like hair ornaments. Girls want to wear too many of them. When they become old women they look silly wearing even one.” ― Arthur Golden

50. “How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.” ― C. S. Lewis

51. “I am not young enough to know everything.” ― Oscar Wilde

52. “I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun.” ― Virginia Woolf

53. “I don’t believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.” ― T. S. Eliot

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

55. “I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything till noon. That’s when it’s time for my nap.” ― Bob Hope

56. “I think all of us are always five years old in the presence and absence of our parents.” ― Sherman Alexie

57. “You are as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fears; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.” ― Samuel Ullman

58. “I think people would live a bit longer if they didn’t know how old they were. Age puts restrictions on things.” ― Karl Pilkington

59. “I think women should start to embrace their age. What’s the alternative to getting older? You die. I can’t change the day I was born. But I can take care of my skin, my body, my mind, and try to live my life and be happy.” ― Olivia Munn

60. “Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.” ― Mark Twain

Famous Age Quotes

61. “I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.” ― Lauren Bacall

62. “I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.” ― Francis Bacon

63. “I’m happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.” ― James Broughton

64. “If you haven’t turned rebel by twenty you’ve got no heart; if you haven’t turned establishment by thirty you’ve got no brains!” ― Kevin Spacey

65. “If you’re old, don’t try to change yourself, change your environment.” ― B. F. Skinner

66. “In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past, we have arrived.” ― Knut Hamsun

67. “In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.” ― Josh Billings

68. “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” ― Mark Twain

69. “In youth, the days are short and the years are long. In old age, the years are short and days long.” ― Pope Paul VI

70. “Indeed, no woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.” ― Oscar Wilde

71. “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

72. “It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

73. “It is not how old you are, but how you are old.” ― Jules Renard

74. “Just remember, when you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.” ― Charles Schultz

75. “Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.” ― Thomas Browne

76. “Men are like wine – some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.” ― Pope John XXIII

77. “Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.” ― Harold Coffin

78. “Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you.” ― Ogden Nash

79. “With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.” ― Oscar Wilde

80. “Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.” ― Doris Day

Short Age Quotes

81. “My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the heck she is.” ― Ellen DeGeneres

82. “Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.” ― Coco Chanel

83. “No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.” ― Katharine Graham

84. “Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.” ― Samuel Ullman

85. “None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.” ― Henry David Thoreau

86. “Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair.” ― Ira Gershwin

87. “Old age ain’t no place for sissies.” ― Bette Davis

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

Old age quotes

89. “Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.” ― Emily Dickinson

90. “Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

91. “When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.” ― George Burns

92. “Old age is a shipwreck.” ― Charles de Gaulle

93. “Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.” ― Louis Kronenberger

94. “When I turned 60, it didn’t bother me at all.” ― Yoko Ono

95. “Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you’re aboard, there’s nothing you can do.” ― Golda Meir

96. “Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

97. “When humans were young, they were pushed around in strollers. When they were old, they were pushed around in wheelchairs. In between, they were just pushed around.” ― Tom Robbins

98. “Old age is no place for sissies.” ― Bette Davis

99. “Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.” ― Confucius

100. “What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.” ― Voltaire

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

102. “Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.” ― Herbert Hoover

103. “One by one they were all becoming shades. Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.” ― James Joyce

104. “One of the many pleasures of old age is giving things up.” ― Malcolm Muggeridge

105. “We’ve put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it.” ― Frank A. Clark

106. “One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.” ― Oscar Wilde

107. “People tend to find books when they are ready for them.” ― Neil Gaiman

108. “Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.” ― Dwight L. Moody

109. “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.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

Motivational Quotes on Age

110. “Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.” ― George Burns

111. “Surrounding myself with beautiful women keeps me young.” ― Hugh Hefner

112. “The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.” ― Doug Larson

113. “The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.” ― Cesare Pavese

114. “We live in an age when it is cheaper to buy the rights to movies than to make them.” ― Hayao Miyazaki

115. “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

116. “The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” ― Madeleine L’Engle

117. “We are always the same age inside.” ― Gertrude Stein

118. “The heads of strong old age are beautiful / Beyond all grace of youth” ― Robinson Jeffers

119. “The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.” ― Oscar Wilde

120. “Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.” ― George Sand

121. “The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.” ― H.L. Mencken

Top Age Quotes

122. “The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you’ll grow out of it.” ― Doris Day

123. “True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

124. “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” ― Lucille Ball

125. “The surest sign of age is loneliness.” ― Annie Dillard

126. “To think things out properly and fairly, a fellow’s got to be calm and old and toothless: When you’re an old gaffer with no teeth, it’s easy to say: ‘Damn it, boys, you mustn’t bite!’ But, when you’ve got all thirty-two teeth…” ― Nikos Kazantzakis

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

128. “There is a certain part of all of us that lives outside of time. Perhaps we become aware of our age only at exceptional moments and most of the time we are ageless.” ― Milan Kundera

129. “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” ― Sophia Loren

130. “To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent – that is to triumph over old age.” ― Thomas Bailey Aldrich

131. “There’s no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.” ― Fay Weldon

132. “Thirty was so strange for me. I’ve really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.” ― C. S. Lewis

133. “Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.” ― Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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