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I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times... In life after life, in age after age, forever.

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.

Alan Alexander Milne

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

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.

Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.

Why since I am myself subject to birth, ageing, disease, death, sorrows and defilement, do I seek after what is also subject to these things? Suppose, being myself subject these things, seeking danger in them, I were to seek the unborn unageing, undiseased, deathless, sorrowless, undefiled, supreme surcease of bondage, the extinction of all these troubles.


I live in that solitude which is painful in youth but delicious in the years of maturity.

Every one desires to live long but no one would be old.

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.

You know you're getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It's like 'See if you can blow this out.'

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind it doesn't matter.

One should never trust a woman who tells her real age. If she tells that, she'll tell anything.

Oscar Wilde

At twenty years of age the will reigns, at thirty the wit, and at forty the judgment.

A man growing old becomes a child again.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.

Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.

They say I'm old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!

Each of the professions means a prejudice. The necessity for a career forces every one to take sides. We live in the age of the overworked, and the under-educated; the age in which people are so industrious that they become absolutely stupid.

Oscar Wilde

There should not be any trace of dislike or distrust on the score of nationality language, caste, economic status, scholarship, age or sex.

Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty.

To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

What most persons consider as virtue after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.

Each age it is found must write its own books, or rather each generation for the next succeeding.

I think it would be interesting if old people got anti-Alzheimer's disease where they slowly began to recover other people's lost memories.

There are five things which no one is able to accomplish in this world: first, to cease growing old when he is growing old; second, to cease being sick; third, to cease dying; fourth, to deny dissolution when there is dissolution; fifth, to deny non-being.


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.


First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up, and finally you forget to pull it down.

I don't want to feel like I've matured. That's a stupid word that I never want to use.

Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.

The body is at its best between the ages of thirty and thirty-five, the mind is at its best about the age of forty-nine.

Colleges are like old-age homes, except for the fact that more people die in colleges.

Bob Dylan

The golden age is before us, not behind us.

Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub.

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

My songs are like my children - I expect them to support me when I'm old.

The approach of liberty makes even an old man brave.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old.

We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder.

Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.

Like as the waves make towards the pebbl'd shore, so do our minutes hasten to their end.

Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity and a provision in old age.

Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.

Age considers, youth ventures.

Youth is a blunder, Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.

I guess I don't so much mind being old as I mind being fat and old.

The information encoded in your DNA determines your unique biological characteristics such as sex, eye color, age and Social Security number.

Age merely shows what children we remain.

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.

Reading after a certain age diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

Albert Einstein

At twenty, a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he is seventy, he still wants to reform the world but he know he can't.

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

Albert Einstein

Intelligence flourishes only in the ages when belief withers.

Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children and not for the education of all adults of every age?

Erich Fromm

As human beings our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.

Mahatma Gandhi

You live eighty years and at best you get about six minutes of pure magic.

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

I'm at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table.

It's crazy to take little in between jobs just because they look good on your resume. That's like saving sex for your old age. Do what you love and work for whom you admire the most, and you've given yourself the best chance in life you can.

The post office has a great charm at one point of our lives. When you have lived to my age you will begin to think letters are never worth going through the rain for.

The parents age must be remembered both for joy and anxiety.


Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.

George Bernard Shaw

Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.

The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side and the voice of your conscience on the other.

Douglas MacArthur

Time crumbles things, everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.

As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost.

Invention is the talent of youth as judgment is of age.

Humans are not proud of their ancestors and rarely invite them round to dinner.

Douglas Adams

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.

Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle, but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages.

I didn't have high self-esteem when I was a teen-ager as I think most teen-agers don't.

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.

Helen Keller

Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range some people are loathsome and some are delightful.

At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all.

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

I don't think of myself as a poor, deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who, from an early age, knew I was responsible for myself and I had to make good.

Oprah Winfrey

Hell hath no fury like a hustler with a literary agent.

Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.

For you and I are past our dancing days.

We have seen better days.

William Shakespeare

Education is the best provision for old age.

I am of a healthy long lived race, and our minds improve with age.

Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personalities.

Kahlil Gibran

Let us not be too particular, it is better to have old secondhand diamonds than none at all.

Intelligent life on a planet comes of age when it first works out the reason for its own existence.

Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life.

The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate, they are green and vigorous in old age.

I never heard of an old man forgetting where he had buried his money! Old people remember what interests them: the dates fixed for their lawsuits and the names of their debtors and creditors.

For my name and memory I leave it to men's charitable speeches to foreign nations and to the next ages.

Francis Bacon

What is the noble truth of suffering? Birth is suffering, ageing is suffering, and sorrow and lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering.


I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older, then it dawned on me . . they're cramming for their final exam.

George Carlin

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth but a reproach to old age.

As you get older it is harder to have heroes but it is sort of necessary.

Everybody past a certain age, regardless of how they look on the outside, pretty much constantly dreams of being able to escape from their lives.

O love, if I regret the age when one savors you, it is not for the hour of pleasure, but for the one that follows it.

As I get older all sorts of things become less funny. Once one has children, any cruelty involving children becomes far less amusing than when one was at the mercy of one's friends' and relatives' children.

A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested, on the contrary - he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.

It's when someone has an agenda of their own for the record that it doesn't work for me.

Alanis Morissette

Old age is the verdict of life.

Amelia Barr

It is a mania shared by philosophers of all ages to deny what exists and to explain what does not exist.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions, and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.

Benjamin Disraeli

We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination.

John F. Kennedy

The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent actor director producer leading man, and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order. Crude but true.

Hedy Lamarr

For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself though in another dress And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars invisible by day.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Liberty according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.

John Adams

The desktop computer industry is dead. Innovation has virtually ceased. Microsoft dominates with very little innovation. That's over. Apple lost. The desktop market has entered the dark ages and it's going to be in the dark ages for the next 10 years or certainly for the rest of this decade.

Steve Jobs

We worship an awesome God in the Blue States and we don't like federal agents poking around our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and have gay friends in the Red States.

Barack Obama

To be happy we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us.

William Hazlitt

The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man's adjustment to it the speed of his acceptance.

E. B. White

We started out at a very young age setting goals ... Lance wasn't a follower he was a leader. All his friends went off to college and Lance said all he wanted to do was ride his bike.

Lance Armstrong

Every age has its own poetry, in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry.

Jean-Paul Sartre

To me - old age is always ten years older than I am.

John Burroughs

Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age.

Ambrose Bierce

Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured human nature will cure itself perhaps.

Honore de Balzac

I won't be happy until we have every boy in America between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat.

Babe Ruth

In the age of the individual's liquidation the question of individuality must be raised anew.

Theodor W. Adorno

Life an age to the miserable and a moment to the happy.

Francis Bacon

Temper never mellows with age and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.

Washington Irving

Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money it is all profit it completes our education founds and fosters our friendships and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it.

Theodore Roosevelt

Music is either sacred or secular. The sacred agrees with its dignity and here has its greatest effect on life an effect that remains the same through all ages and epochs. Secular music should be cheerful throughout.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

My view is that at a younger age your optimism is more and you have more imagination etc. You have less bias.

Abdul Kalam

Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net

Franklin Pierce Adams

Alas after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.

Albert Camus

Why go through all the hassle of dealing with airlines hotels and rental-car agencies yourself only to see the arrangements get all screwed up when with just a single phone call you can have a trained professional screw them up for you?

Dave Barry

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood all the work into middle age and all the regrets into old age.

Margaret Mead

An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.

Andre Maurois

Canada has a passive-aggressive culture with a lot of sarcasm and righteousness. That went with my weird messianic complex. The ego is a fascinating monster. I was taught from a young age that I had to serve so that turned into me thinking I had to save the planet.

Alanis Morissette

Young people soon give and forget insults but old age is slow in both.

Joseph Addison

In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues and politics itself is a mass of lies evasions folly hatred and schizophrenia.

George Orwell

Dressing up is a bore. At a certain age you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex, and at a certain age I did that. But I'm past that age.

Katharine Hepburn

Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.

George Orwell

This is the curse of our age even the strangest aberrations are no cure for boredom.


You'll see more and more perfection of that - computer as servant. But the next thing is going to be computer as a guide or agent.

Steve Jobs

Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.

Mahatma Gandhi

It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives to all the miseries but is dead to all the pleasures.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

If you live to be one hundred you've got it made. Very few people die past that age.

George Burns

Nice to be here? At my age it's nice to be anywhere.

George Burns

The wisdom of age: don't stop walking.

Mason Cooley

Confidence is something you're born with. I know I had loads of it even at the age of 15.

Hedy Lamarr

The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.

Karl Marx

The biggest disease this day and age is that of people feeling unloved.

Princess Diana

Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.

Eleanor Roosevelt

It is a hard although a common case To find our children running restive- they In whom our brightest days we would retrace Our little selves reform'd in finer clay Just as old age is creeping on apace And clouds come o'er the sunset of our day Th

Lord Byron

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

Francis Bacon

Old age is fifteen years older than I am.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness.

Woodrow Wilson

Forty is the old age of youth, fifty the youth of old age.

Victor Hugo

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.

William Shakespeare

It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity and indeed of every age in the world have passed through this fiery persecution.

Joseph Addison

Are creeds such simple things like the clothes which a man can change at will and put on at will? Creeds are such for which people live for ages and ages.

Mahatma Gandhi

Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups parties nations and ages it is the rule.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift, in his youth he built an asylum for the insane in his old age he was himself an inmate.

Soren Kierkegaard

Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers the best of them in doubt and misery the most in plodding hesitation doing as well as they can what practical work lies at hand.

John Ruskin

Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long, and the age of the great epics is past.

At my age flowers scare me.

George Burns

The latest refinements of science are linked with the cruelties of the Stone Age.

Winston Churchill

My eyesight is not nearly as good. My hearing is probably going away. My memory is slipping too. But I'm still around.

John Wooden

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems in my opinion to characterize our age.

Albert Einstein

Many believe - and I believe - that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age I do not want to give it up, I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him.


A woman has the age she deserves.

Coco Chanel

Staid middle age loves the hurricane passions of opera.

Mason Cooley

Be Silent yourself that will induce Silence in others. Do not fall into the habit of shouting talking long and loud. Reduce contacts to the minimum. Carry with you an atmosphere of quiet contemplation wherever you happen to be. The less you talk the more will become your mental power. With the increase in your mental capacity there will be increase in your power of discrimination too. Consequently you will give up individual discrimination . Because of this you will begin to consider the good of the world at large rather than your own individual welfare. You must cultivate such broad feelings from this young age itself.

Sai Baba

For more than four decades the Libyan people have been ruled by a tyrant - Moammar Gaddafi. He has denied his people freedom exploited their wealth murdered opponents at home and abroad and terrorized innocent people around the world - including Americans who were killed by Libyan agents.

Barack Obama

It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who by their rivalry for greatness divided a whole age.

Joseph Addison

The future is not Big Government. Self-serving politicians. Powerful bureaucrats. This has been tried tested throughout history. The result has always been disaster. President Obama your agenda is not new. It's not change and it's not hope.

Rush Limbaugh

People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels when they reach retirement age seem very admirable to me.

Helen Hayes

God has agents everywhere and their powers are vast.

Sai Baba

For all mortals birth is suffering, ageing is suffering, sickness is suffering.


Thomas Jefferson once said 'We should never judge a president by his age only by his works.' And ever since he told me that I stopped worrying.

Ronald Reagan

I'm not as far along as Jack Nicklaus was at this age but I'm trying.

Tiger Woods

Interest is the spur of the people but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth and judgment of age.

Jonathan Swift

No matter where you go always do your duty as you see it and know that I will be there inside you guiding you every step of the way...There is no need to worry about anything. Whatever is experienced whatever happens know that this Avatar willed it so. There is no force on earth which can delay for an instant the mission for which this Avatar has come. You are all sacred souls and you will have your parts to play in the unfolding drama of the new Golden Age which is coming.

Sai Baba

Age is a matter of feeling not of years.

Washington Irving

Fondle a son until he is five years of age and use the stick for another ten years but when he has attained his sixteenth year treat him as a friend.


Wives are young men's mistresses companions for middle age and old men's nurses.

Francis Bacon

We are always the same age inside.

Gertrude Stein

Publishing is in a kind of Jurassic age.

Paulo Coelho

To me, if a heterosexual has a right to do it, then I have a right to do it. And if it's important to the gay youth - who are now setting the agenda - then its important to me.

Harvey Fierstein

Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world... Love in fact is the agent of universal synthesis.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

It were a real increase of human happiness could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels or rendered otherwise invisible, and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings till they emerged sadder and wiser at the age of twenty-five.

Thomas Carlyle

I was taught from a young age that I had to serve so that turned into me thinking I had to save the planet.

Alanis Morissette

I'm at the age now where just putting my cigar in its holder is a thrill.

George Burns

One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young.

William Feather

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.

Jean Paul

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.

Orson Welles

It's not catastrophes murders deaths diseases that age and kill us, it's the way people look and laugh and run up the steps of omnibuses.

Virginia Woolf

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs fables folk sayings and quotations.

William Feather

An aged man is but a paltry thing a tattered coat upon a stick unless soul clap its hands and sing and louder sing for every tatter in its mortal dress.

William Butler Yeats

A man's only as old as the woman he feels.

Groucho Marx

Oh if I had been loved at the age of seventeen what an idiot I would be today. Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon it can completely ruin your constitution.

Gustave Flaubert

In this busy age of fear and anxiety the remembrance of God and repetition of His name is the one means of liberation that is accessible to all.

Sai Baba

Getting older is no problem. You just have to live long enough.

Groucho Marx

A woman telling her true age is like a buyer confiding his final price to an Armenian rug dealer.

Mignon McLaughlin

He who has not the spirit of this age has all the misery of it.


These are the soul's changes. I don't believe in ageing. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism.

Virginia Woolf

For the head of the agency to say he actually doesn't believe in the code .... if your career is riding on the line wouldn't you want a B sample?. The French have been after [me] forever and 'whoops!' there's no B sample? The stakes are too high.

Lance Armstrong

I was confirmed at my prep school at the age of 13.

Richard Dawkins

Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.

W. Somerset Maugham

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age which mean never losing your enthusiasm.

Aldous Huxley

I was born at the age of twelve on an MGM lot.

Judy Garland

I ask you to pray for me for once age has overtaken us we find consolation only in religion.

Paul Cezanne

I have the problems of I must confess old age.

Billy Graham

Error is acceptable as long as we are young, but one must not drag it along into old age.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Young men soon give and soon forget affronts Old age is slow in both

Joseph Addison

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.

Benjamin Disraeli

Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.

H. L. Mencken

Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time his day his age.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Whatever you may look like marry a man your own age - as your beauty fades so will his eyesight.

Phyllis Diller

How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.

C. S. Lewis

English people don't have very good diction. In France you have to pronounce very particularly and clearly and learning French at an early age helped me enormously.

Vivien Leigh

If you surveyed a hundred typical middle-aged Americans I bet you'd find that only two of them could tell you their blood types but every last one of them would know the theme song from "The Beverly Hillbillies

Dave Barry

Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Nourish your aged parents, revere them.

Sai Baba

A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.

William Shakespeare

There are few things that we so unwillingly give up even in advanced age as the supposition that we still have the power of ingratiating ourselves with the fair sex.

Samuel Johnson

You should not consider a man's age but his acts.


A bad manner spoils everything even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything - gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.

It is old age rather than death that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.

Simone de Beauvoir

This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions.

Lord Byron

Conservatism has had from its inception vigorously positive intellectually rigorous agenda and thinking. That agenda should have in my three pillars: strengthen the economy strengthen our security and strengthen our families.

Mitt Romney

I would go out with women my age but there are no women my age.

George Burns

Ours is essentially a tragic age so we refuse to take it tragically.

David Herbert Lawrence

Regarding life the wisest men of all ages have judged alike: it is worthless.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Then I asked: `Does a firm persuasion that a thing is so make it so?' He replied: `All Poets believe that it does and in ages of imagination this firm persuasion removed mountains, but many are not capable of a firm persuasion of anything.'

William Blake

Old age: the crown of life our play's last act.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid.

Soren Kierkegaard

This is the first convention of the space age - where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it.

David Brinkley

The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood until the time comes for them to depart this life again like children neither tired of living nor aware of death.

Desiderius Erasmus

The tree can teach you forbearance and tolerance. It offers shade to all irrespective of age, sex or religion, nationality or status. It helps with fruit and shade even to the foe who lays his axe on its trunk! The dog can teach you a lesson in Faith Self-less service and the process of Dedication.

Sai Baba

The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.

Charles Dickens

What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties mental and physical but the burden of one's memories.

W. Somerset Maugham

Live your life and forget your age.

Jean Paul

Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar but the best improve with age.

Pope John XXIII

Men are most virile and most attractive between the ages of 35 and 55. Under 35 a man has too much to learn and I don't have time to teach him.

Hedy Lamarr

Do you remember when you were 10 or 11 years old and you really thought your folks were the best? They were completely omniscient and you took their word for everything. And then you got older and you went through this hideous age when suddenly they were the devil they were bullies and they didn't know anything.

Chuck Palahniuk

As winter strips the leaves from around us so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity.

Jean Paul

No lying knight or lying priest ever prospered in any age but especially not in the dark ones. Men prospered then only in following an openly declared purpose and preaching candidly beloved and trusted creeds.

John Ruskin

But an old age serene and bright and lovely as a Lapland night shall lead thee to thy grave.

William Wordsworth

But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters economists and calculators has succeeded, and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.

Edmund Burke

Old age is a tyrant who forbids under pain of death the pleasures of youth.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I try to show my daughter that you have to compete at everything. You can't back down. I want my kids to understand that so when somebody puts an obstacle in front of you and says you can't do something you don't back down. You push through that to get something accomplished. I tried to set that tone for her even at an early age. She's competitive already at the age of 3. Seriously.

Kobe Bryant

Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent.

William Shakespeare

I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public speaking and of approaching young women in public.

Albert Ellis

The role of the artist I now understood as that of revealing through the world-surfaces the implicit forms of the soul and the great agent to assist the artist was the myth.

Joseph Campbell

How young can you die of old age?

Steven Wright

I think we ought to raise the age at which juveniles can have a gun.

George W. Bush

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.


Bad news isn't wine. It doesn't improve with age.

Colin Powell

Age is not important unless you're a cheese.

Helen Hayes

Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us.

Thomas Carlyle

Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.

Michel de Montaigne

From as long as literally as far back as I can remember I've liked puns word jokes I can literally recall looking at a comic at the age of six or seven and I remember what I enjoyed and what it was precisely and how the joke worked.

Tom Stoppard

President Obama instituted the most anti-growth anti-investment anti-jobs measures that we have seen in our lifetime. Now he called his agenda ambitious I call it reckless.

Mitt Romney

I think being able to age gracefully is a very important talent. It is too late for me.

Clint Eastwood

A man who encounters the following three is unfortunate, the death of his wife in his old age the entrusting of money into the hands of relatives and depending upon others for food.


The defects of the mind like those of the face grow worse with age.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

All diseases run into one old age.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another then I say break the law.

Henry David Thoreau

Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire it wafts across the electrified borders.

Ronald Reagan

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.

Robert Frost

The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away, than what it leaves behind.

William Wordsworth

Age steals away all things even the mind.


Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

As the age of television progresses the Reagans will be the rule not the exception. To be perfect for television is all a President has to be these days.

Gore Vidal

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

Theodore Roosevelt

It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age, but if so it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door and this dragon is religion.

Bertrand Russell

We aren't in an information age we are in an entertainment age.

Tony Robbins

How can you prosecute a guy when there have been what must be violations of the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) code? ... The code says when there is just one sample available that sample must always be anonymous. Second that sample can't be used without permission. These are serious violations.

Lance Armstrong

The hallmark of our age is the tension between aspirations and sluggish institutions.

John W. Gardner

Women lie about their age, men lie about their income.

William Feather

The House of Lords an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe - responsibility without power the prerogative of the eunuch throughout the ages.

Tom Stoppard

As for literature thefts cannot harm it while the lapse of ages augments its value

Marcus Aurelius

One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.

Edmund Burke

Believe me that was a happy age before the days of architects before the days of builders.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life as not to receive new information from age and experience.

Jonathan Swift

Ageism works in both directions. As a teenager in the public eye, people would talk condescendingly to me. When you get older there's this feeling that you have to start carving up your face and body. Right now I'm in the middle ground - I think women in their thirties are taken seriously.

Alanis Morissette

Yet Time who changes all had altered him in soul and aspect as in age: Years steal Fire from the mind as vigor from the limb, And Life's enchanted cup but sparkles near the brim

Lord Byron

Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent, of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents, of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations.

Sun Tzu

What is an adult? A child blown up by age.

Simone de Beauvoir

Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do.


Two aged men that had been foes for life Met by a grave and wept - and in those tears They washed away the memory of their strife, Then wept again the loss of all those years.

Jean Paul

We're saying no changes for Medicare for people above the age of 55. And in order to keep the promise to current seniors who've already retired and organized their lives around this program you have to reform it for the next generation.

Paul Ryan

Our age knows nothing but reaction and leaps from one extreme to another.

Reinhold Niebuhr

The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later.

Charles Caleb Colton

The long dull monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil.

C. S. Lewis

Old age is no place for sissies.

Bette Davis

I'm 36 and if I met a woman of my own age and married her I'd also be marrying her former life her past. It might be OK for some people - I don't want to judge it or anything - but it's not for me. It would destroy my creativity.

Henry Rollins

I smoke ten to fifteen cigars a day. At my age I have to hold on to something.

George Burns

As a white candle In a holy place So is the beauty Of an aged face

Joseph Campbell

A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50 and a fool if he doesn't afterward.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.

Walter Scott

Man has no Body distinct from his Soul, for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses the chief inlets of Soul in this age.

William Blake
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