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Age And Aging Quotes

When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.

Author: Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Profession: French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.

Author: Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Profession: French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

I think middle-age is the best time, if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience which often sets in at about fifty.

Author: Dean William R. Inge (1860-1954)

Profession: Dean of St Paul's, London

Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.

Author: Washington Irving (1783-1859)

Profession: American Author

How can the moribund old man reason back to himself the romance, the mystery, the imminence of great things with which our old earth tingled for him in the days when he was young and well?

Author: William James (1842-1910)

Profession: American Psychologist, Professor, Author

My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.

Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Profession: Third President of the USA

At last now you can be what the old cannot recall and the young long for in dreams, yet still include them all.

Author: Elizabeth Jennings (1926)

Profession: British Poet

Wrecked on the lee shore of age.

Author: Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909)

Profession: American Author

One of the aged greatest miseries is that they cannot easily find a companion able to share the memories of the past.

Author: Johnson


Talking is the disease of age.

Author: Ben Johnson (1600-)

Profession: British Clergyman, Poet

At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of twenty-one, little did I suspect that I should be at forty-nine, what I now am.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life.

Author: Carl Jung (1875-1961)

Profession: Swiss Psychiatrist

In my twenties, my pleasures tended to be physical. In my thirties, my pleasures tended to be intellectual. I can't say which was more exquisite.

Author: Steve Kangas


Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

Author: Garson Kanin (1912)

Profession: American Playwright/Screenwriter, Stage/Movie Director