QuoteProverbs

Age

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.


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

François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld


Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.

Milton


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

Mick Jagger


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 dream of hiking into my old age.

Marlyn Doan


I'm not getting old I'm evolving.

Keith Richards


Knowledge in youth is wisdom in age.

Early experiences will be very valuable later.


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

Keith Richards


Old bees yield no honey.


Old is gold.

There are important lessons to be learned from the past.


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.


They all thought they could change the world once they got away from their parents.

Knots & Crosses
Ian Rankin


Time and tide wait for no man.

Delaying a decision will not prevent events from taking place.


When bees are old they yield no honey.

English


When nations grow old, the arts grow cold, and commerce settles on every tree.

William Blake


When the snake is old, the frog will tease him.

Persian proverb


When you’re green, you’re growing. When you’re ripe, you rot.

Ray Kroc


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

Tom Wilson


You are never too old to learn.


Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young …

Dumbledore
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling


Youth has its romance, and maturity its wisdom, as morning and spring have their freshness, noon and summer their power, night and winter their repose.

The Life of Charlotte Brontë — Volume 2
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell