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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 diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Robert Frost

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 brings experience, and a good mind wisdom.

Age improves with mead, even more than mead improves with age.
(unknown author)

Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.
George William Curtis

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.

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Abraham Lincoln

As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
François de La Rochefoucauld

As people age, they confuse changes in themselves with changes in the world, and changes in the world with moral decline - the illusion of the good old days.
Steven Pinker

Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.
Milton

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

Every smile makes you a day younger.

Everything I know I learned after I was thirty.
Georges Clemenceau

Eyes that see do not grow old.

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
Chili Davis

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 seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
Rabindranath Tagore

I wish I were a girl again, half savage and hardy, and free... Why am I so changed?
Emily Brontë
Source: Wuthering Heights

I'm not getting old. I'm evolving.
Keith Richards

If you're over 52 years old and you're on Facebook, do us all a favor and log off now.
Denis Leary

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.
Jennifer Yane

Intelligence is in the head, not in the age.
(unknown author)

It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
Marie Dressler

Knowledge in youth is wisdom in age.
Early experiences will be very valuable later.

Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
Benjamin Franklin

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 age is a disease that you die from.

Old bees yield no honey.

Old is gold.
There are important lessons to be learned from the past.

Old mushroom has young root.

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

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
C.S. Lewis

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
Oscar Wilde

The older you get the more it seems the world belongs to other people.
Bill Bryson
Source: The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain

There is no fool like an old fool.

There is nothing bigger or older than the universe.
Stephen Hawking

They all thought they could change the world once they got away from their parents.
Ian Rankin
Source: Knots & Crosses

Time and tide wait for no man.
Delaying a decision will not prevent events from taking place.

To a young heart everything is sport.

To be old and wise, you must first have to be young and stupid.
(unknown author)

We don't stop hiking because we grow old. We grow old because we stop hiking.
Finis Mitchel

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw


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