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Age And Aging Quotes

In mid-life the man wants to see how irresistible he still is to younger women. How they turn their hearts to stone and more or less commit a murder of their marriage I just don't know, but they do.

Author: Patricia Neal


The older you get the stronger the wind gets -- and it's always in your face.

Author: Jack Nicklaus (1940)

Profession: American Golfer

How people keep correcting us when we are young! There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over. Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage.

Author: Peggy Noonan (1950)

Profession: American Author, Presidential Speechwriter

You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.

Author: John Nuveen


When you're 50 you start thinking about things you haven't thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity -- but actually it's about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial.

Author: Joyce Carol Oates (1938)

Profession: American Author

Study until twenty five, investigate until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.

Author: Sir William Osler (1849-1919)

Profession: Canadian Physician

One of the most important phases of maturing is that of growth from self-centering to an understanding relationship to others. A person is not mature until he has both an ability and a willingness to see himself as one among others and to do unto those others as he would have them do to him.

Author: Harry A. Overstreet

Profession: American Psychologist

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.

Author: Arnold Palmer (1929)

Profession: American Golfer

It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily.

Author: R. Palmer


In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day's long.

Author: Nikita Ivanovich Panin

Profession: Indian Grammarian

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

Author: Jean Paul


Live your life and forget your age.

Author: Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993)

Profession: American Christian Reformed Pastor, Speaker, Author

Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism.

Author: Claude D. Pepper


A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, ''At my age, I don't even buy green bananas.

Author: Claude D. Pepper