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31 Quotes for 31 Days!!

Posted on March 1, 2012

Enjoy a quote each day this month to help give you new insights on aging.

1.    I know elderly people who have so lived in their long lives. Today, they find great pleasure in each and every day.

–Loretta Young quotes (American Actress, 1913-2000)

2.    Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.  –Jim Fiebig3.    I will be father to the young, brother to the elderly.

–King Fahd quotes (Saudi Arabia’s King)

4.    Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.

–Felix Frankfurter quotes (American Jurist, 1882-1965)

5.    The years teach much which the days never knew.  –Ralph Waldo Emerson6.    The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.


7.    The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything: the young know everything.

–Oscar Wilde quotes (Irish Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Critic, 1854-1900)

8.    Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.  –Robert Southey, The Doctor9.    Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.

–Ron Wild quotes

10. The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning you’re not old.


11. Do not regret growing older.  It is a privilege denied to many.  –Author Unknown12. There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.

–Sophia Loren quotes (Italian film Actress, b.1934)

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

–Tom Wilson quotes (American actor, writer and comedian)

14. A man’s age is something impressive, it sums up his life:  maturity reached slowly and against many obstacles, illnesses cured, griefs and despairs overcome, and unconscious risks taken; maturity formed through so many desires, hopes, regrets, forgotten things, loves.  A man’s age represents a fine cargo of experiences and memories. –Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wartime Writings 1939-1944, translated from French by Norah Purcell15. It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has been set like plaster, and will never soften again.

–William James quotes (American Philosopher and Psychologist, leader of the philosophical movement of Pragmatism, 1842-1910)

16. Old age: the crown of life, our play’s last act.

–Marcus Tullius Cicero quotes (Ancient Roman Lawyer, Writer, Scholar, Orator and Statesman, 106 BC-43 BC)

17. I don’t believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.

–T.S. Eliot quotes (American born English Editor, Playwright, Poet and Critic, 1888-1965)

18. Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.

–Victor Hugo quotes (French romantic Poet, Novelist and Dramatist, 1802-1885)

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

–Groucho Marx quotes (American Comedian, Actor and Singer, 1890-1977)7

20. Do not forget the hands of the aged; they have touched much of life and have become sensitive and sympathetic.

— Anonymous

21. 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

22. No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative, you’re keeping the man-child alive.

— John Cassavetes

23. Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made.

— Robert Browning

24. Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

— Mark Twain – American Humorist, Writer and Lecturer (1835-1910)

25. A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.

–John Barrymore

26. Sure, I’m for helping the elderly. I’m going to be old myself someday.

— Lillian Carter, spoken when she was in her eighties

27. The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

— Andy Rooney

28. Do not forget the hands of the aged; they have touched much of life and have become sensitive and sympathetic.

— Anonymous

29. 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 your despair.

–Douglas MacArthur

30. Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.

–Chili Davis

31. We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

— Joseph Lee