Words of Wisdom on Aging
Surely the consultation of old age is finding out few things are worth
Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of
ice cream fall from the cone.
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will
not laugh is a fool.
I never look back. I'm not going that way.
It's much better to WEAR OUT than to rust out.
It's not how old you are, but how you are old.
Too many people grow up. That's the real trouble with the world ... They
don't remember what it's like to be 12 years old.
Age doesn't matter unless you're cheese.
Aging like a fine wine means spending a lot of time on your side, lying
Old minds are like old horses: you must exercise them if you wish to
keep them in working order.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
At my age, by the time I find temptation, I'm too tired to give in to
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age,
which means never losing your enthusiasm.
Life would be infinitely happier if only we could be born at the age
of 80 and gradually approach 18.
You're not too old until it takes longer to rest up than it does to get
Careful grooming may take 20 years off a woman's age, but you can't fool
a long flight of stairs.
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
You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your
self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
In youth the days are short and the years are long; in old age the years
are short and the days long.
Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative.
Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?
When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened
or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot
remember any but the things that never happened.
The man who is too old to learn was probably always too old to learn.
When you get old, you might lose some of your marbles. But don't lose
Youth is a gift of nature, but age is a work of art!
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