We are getting older every day, so better remember that “there is no fool like an old fool”. This page is a collection of proverbs and quotes on age and ageing.

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A fool at forty is a fool forever.

If a person hasn't matured by the age of 40, they never will.

A man is as old as he feels.

If you are fit and healthy it doesn't matter how old you are.

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

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

An old man loved is a winter with flowers.

German proverb

As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.

François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.


Don't you think it's sometimes wise not to grow up.

Mick Jagger

Every smile makes you a day younger.

Chinese proverb

Everything I know I learned after I was thirty.

Georges Clemenceau

How stunning are the changes which age makes in a man while he sleeps!

Mark Twain

I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these 'how' and 'why' questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.

Stephen Hawking

I dream of hiking into my old age.

Marlyn Doan

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

Albert Einstein

I'm not getting old I'm evolving.

Keith Richards

Knowledge in youth is wisdom in age.

Early experiences will be very valuable later.

Loneliness is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is mature.

Albert Einstein

No one who is young is ever going to be old.

John Steinbeck

Nobody wants to get old, but nobody wants to die young either.

Keith Richards

Nothing cannot exist forever.

Stephen Hawking

Old bees yield no honey.

Old is gold.

There are important lessons to be learned from the past.

Old mushroom has young root.

Russian proverb

Old people are pessimists and young people are optimists because pessimists get old when they are 20 and optimists stay young all their life.


The older you get the more it seems the world belongs to other people.

The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain
Bill Bryson

There is no fool like an old fool.

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