Age Quotes

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Quote: A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

Jean Paul Richter

Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.

Friedrich Schiller

Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.

Groucho Marx

It’s not that age brings childhood back again, Age merely shows what children we remain.

German Proverb

In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past, we have arrived.

Knut Hamsun

Find an aim in life before you run out of ammunition.

Arnold H. Glasgow

Sophocles Quote - A man growing old becomes a child again...

A man growing old becomes a child again.


Everything that goes up must come down. But there comes a time when not everything that’s down can come up.

George Burns

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.

Lucille Ball

The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you’ll grow out of it.

Doris Day

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.

Robert Bly

The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.

Oscar Wilde

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

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.

Sean O'Casey

It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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.

Theodore Roosevelt

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.

Oscar Wilde

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.

Marcel Proust

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.

Margaret Mead

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

Albert Einstein

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.

Samuel Ullman

Whose neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.


1 | 2 | 3 | 4
A Seeker's Thoughts on Age
We all age, it is something every life-form alive on this planet goes through. Our gift or curse, depending on your attitude, is that when we reach a certain 'age' we can contemplate on the actuality of us ageing. For some this can be startling for others enlightening. Why are some shunning away the actual process that takes places in nature? Is it that we equate ageing with decay and death? If you look at the first quote mentioned in this collection about age, you will come to learn that clarity is what should follow our ageing and not fear.

That being said, ageing is only for our minds and bodies, a true seeker knows that his true nature isn't following the same equation. Your consciousness has no age and cannot grow old.


Well' because it is timeless, and how can something timeless age?

This is the mystery of life :)