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Age And Aging Quotes

At twenty you have many desires which hide the truth, but beyond forty there are only real and fragile truths --your abilities and your failings.

Author: Gerard Depardieu (1948)

Profession: French Screen Actor

I am thirty-three -- the age of the good Sans-culotte Jesus; an age fatal to revolutionists.

Author: Camille Desmoulins (1760-1794)

Profession: French Journalist, Revolutionary Leader

Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigor. With such people the gray head is but the impression of the old fellow's hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life.

Author: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Profession: British Novelist

Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult. [Reflecting on his former status as a teen idol]

Author: Matt Dillon (1964)

Profession: American Actor

The disappointment of manhood succeeds the delusion of youth.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Youth is a blunder, manhood is a struggle and old age a regret.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

For in all the world there are no people so piteous and forlorn as those who are forced to eat the bitter bread of dependency in their old age, and find how steep are the stairs of another man's house. Wherever they go they know themselves unwelcome. Wherever they are, they feel themselves a burden. There is no humiliation of the spirit they are not forced to endure. Their hearts are scarred all over with the stabs from cruel and callous speeches.

Author: Dorothy Dix (1861-1951)

Profession: American Columnist

Who soweth good seed shall surely reap; The year grows rich as it groweth old, And life's latest sands are its sands of gold!

Author: Julia C. R. Dorr (1825-1913)

Profession: American Poet, Novelist

By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.

Author: Marie Dressler (1869-1934)

Profession: Canadian Stage and Film Actor

It is not how old you are, but how you are old.

Author: Marie Dressler (1869-1934)

Profession: Canadian Stage and Film Actor

Old age is an insult. It's like being smacked.

Author: Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990)

Profession: British Author

Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow up.

Author: Tryon Edwards (1809-1894)

Profession: American Theologian

Some men are born old, and some men never seem so. If we keep well and cheerful, we are always young and at last die in youth even when in years would count as old.

Author: Tryon Edwards (1809-1894)

Profession: American Theologian

Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem -- in my opinion -- to characterize our age.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

I'm saving that rocker for the day when I feel as old as I really am.

Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)

Profession: Thirty-fourth President of the USA