Old Age Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old old age quotes, old age sayings, and old age proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.     

Golda Meir

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

Fred Astaire

Old age is no place for sissies.     

Bette Davis

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

Bernard M. Baruch

Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul.     

Andre Maurois

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

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.     

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Old age is just a record of one's whole life.     

Muhammad Ali

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

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.     


Old age is not a disease - it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.     

Maggie Kuhn

Old age may have its limitations and challenges, but in spite of them, our latter years can be some of the most rewarding and fulfilling of our lives.     

Billy Graham

A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.     

Maurice Chevalier

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

Leon Trotsky

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.     

Emily Dickinson

Old age is the verdict of life.     

Amelia E Barr

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


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

Thomas Carlyle

I have the problems of, I must confess, old age.     

Billy Graham

Not even old age knows how to love death.     


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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is not well to make great changes in old age.     


Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.     

W. Somerset Maugham

Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.     

Louis Kronenberger

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

James Thurber

Old age: I fall asleep during the funerals of my friends.     

Mason Cooley

Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death.     

Herman Melville

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

Maurice Chevalier

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero