Age Sayings and Quotes

Aging. Everyone does it, but not everyone can do it gracefully. There might not be a fountain of youth, but you can always choose to remain young at heart. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and humorous quotes about age.

People say that age is just a state of mind. I say it's more about the state of your body.     

Geoffrey Parfitt

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

Mark Twain

In youth we learn; in age we understand.     


Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow up.     

Tryon Edwards

Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.     

Groucho Marx

Age is like the newest version of a software it has a bunch of great new features but you lost all the cool features the original version had.     

Carrie Latet

Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.     

Tom Wilson

At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don't care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven't been thinking of us at all.     

Ann Landers

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.     

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Age does not make us childish, as some say it only finds us true children still.     

Johann Von Goethe

Age is no barrier. It's a limitation you put on your mind.     

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Age is of no importance unless you are a cheese.     

Billie Burke

Age is just a number. It's totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.     

Joan Collins

Age carries all things away even the mind.     

Publius Vergilius Maro Virgil

Sometimes age succeeds, sometimes it fails. It depends on you.     

Ravensara Noite

Age swallows our childhood.     

Terri Guillemets

Age is a matter of feeling...not of years.     

George William Curtis

Age is opportunity no less, Than youth itself, through in another dress.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Age is wisdom if one has lived ones life properly.     

Miriam Makeba

Age is information failure. The body loses fluency.     

Jeanette Winterson

Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.     

J. K. Rowling

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.     

Paulo Coelho

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

Muhammad Ali

Age is getting to know all the ways the world turns, so that if you cannot turn the world the way you want, you can at least, get out of the way so you won't get run over.     

Miriam Makeba

I believe the true function of age is memory. I'm recording as fast as I can.     

Rita Mae Brown

Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character.     

Ralph B. Perry

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.     

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

I don't look my age, I don't feel my age and I don't act my age. To me age is just a number.     

Joan Collins

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

Michel de Montaigne

Age has been the perfect fire extinguisher for flaming youth.     

Navjot Singh Sidhu

The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind.     

William Wordsworth

He who is of a 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.     


Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age.     

Jeanne Moreau

No matter what your age you can be great.     

Kishore Bansal

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.     

Alonso Of Aragon

Count your blessings for your age, as there are many who never get the opportunity.     

C Pulsifer

They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body.     


Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.     

Jim Fiebig

Age is no guarantee of maturity.     

Lawana Blackwell

Age does not matter if the matter does not age.     

Carlos P. Romulo

Age attacks when we least expect it.     

Terri Guillemets

The surest sign of age is loneliness.     

Amos Bronson Alcott

Age is like love, it cannot be hid     

Thomas Dekker

Age is how we determine how valuable you are.     

Jane Elliot

Age is just the amount of time that you have been on earth, what really matters is where you are going after your time is up.     

Nishan Panwar

Age is simply the number of years the world has enjoyed you!     

Nishan Panwar

Your age does not define you, you define your age.     

Vincent Archer

Live your life and forget your age.     

Norman Vincent Peale

Sometimes age succeeds, sometimes it fails. It depends on you.     

Ravensara Noite

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.     

John Lennon

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

John Barrymore

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.     

Betty Friedan

When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.     

Victor Hugo

Some age. Others mature.     

Sean Connery

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

There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.     

Edith Wharton

We turn not older with years but newer every day.     

Emily Dickinson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.     


Age, that lessens the enjoyment of life, increases our desire of living     

Oliver Goldsmith

Age considers. Youth ventures.     

Rabindranath Tagore

Age either transfigures or petrifies.     

Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

Age, like woman, requires fit surroundings.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Age affects how people experience time.     

Edward T. Hall

Age whitens hairs, but not sin.     

Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

Age before beauty, and pearls before swine.     

Dorothy Parker

Age and treachery will overcome youth and skill.     

Fausto Coppi

Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.     

Douglas Macarthur

Age is a slowing down of everything except fear.     

Mignon McLaughlin

Age isn't how old you are but how old you feel.     

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.     

Doris Day

Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative.     

Maurice Chevalier

Youth and age touch only the surface of our lives.     

C.S. Lewis

Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to a man.     

Leon Trotsky

Age is not all decay. It is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk.     

George Macdonald

What our age lacks is not reflection, but passion.     

Soren Kierkegaard

Age is rarely despised but when it is, contemptible.     

Samuel Johnson

Age is such a natural progression you shouldn't fight it.