The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.
The old begin to complain of the conduct of the young when they themselves are no longer able to set a bad example.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigour. With such people the grey head is but the impression of the old fellow's hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life.
That man never grows old who keeps a child in his heart
Richard Steele, Sr.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.
Age considers; youth ventures.
Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life's tragedy.
Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
If it wasn't for age, I wouldn't know how old I was.
He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.
The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.
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.
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
Age is not a matter of the physical condition of the body; it is more a matter of the condition of the mind.
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
It is so comic to hear oneself called old, even at ninety I suppose!
The older I get, the more the definition of young changes.
Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel.
Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative.
. . . the most important lesson in managing our careers as we get older: Sometimes staying the game is as simple as not leaving the room.
Tina Sloan, Changing Shoes
For some, meaningful aging is about staying the course, and remembering who you are and where you've come from.
Please don't retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them.
Anna Magnani, source: Birthday Quotes