The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Jean Paul Richter
Here, with whitened hair, desires failing, strength ebbing out of him, with the sun gone down and with only the serenity and the calm warning of the evening star left to him, he drank to life, to all it had been, to what it was, to what it would be.
Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.
Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
It’s not that age brings childhood back again, Age merely shows what children we remain.
In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past, we have arrived.
Find an aim in life before you run out of ammunition.
Arnold H. Glasgow
Everything that goes up must come down. But there comes a time when not everything that’s down can come up.
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you’ll grow out of it.
Learning is ever in the freshness of its youth, even for the old.
There are a lot of men who are healthier at age fifty then they have ever been before, because a lot of their fear is gone.
The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.
In youth we learn in age we understand.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
Make wisdom your provision for the journey from youth to old age, for it is a more certain support than all other possessions.
Bias of Priene
A man growing old becomes a child again.
I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel.
Henri Frederic Amiel
No man is so old as to believe he cannot live one more year.
It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart.
To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life's tragedy.
All diseases run into one, old age.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
By the time a man notices that he is no longer young, his youth has long since left him.
W. Somerset Maugham
There is no one, no matter how wise he is, who has not in his youth said things or done things that are so unpleasant to recall in later life that he would expunge them entirely from his memory if that were possible.
I sit beside my lonely fire and pray for wisdom yet for calmness to remember or courage to forget.
Charles Hamilton Aide
Old age is like flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.
I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
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.
Whose neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.