If you wouldn't live long, live well; for folly and wickedness shorten life.
Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.
Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.
Author: Peter Gabriel (1950)
Profession: British Rock Musician
An important antidote to American democracy is American gerontocracy. The positions of eminence and authority in Congress are allotted in accordance with length of service, regardless of quality. Superficial observers have long criticized the United States for making a fetish of youth. This is unfair. Uniquely among modern organs of public and private administration, its national legislature rewards senility.
Author: John Kenneth Galbraith (1908)
Profession: American Economist
If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.
Author: James A. Garfield (1831-1881)
Profession: Twentieth President of the USA
Old age is a shipwreck.
Author: Charles De Gaulle (1890-1970)
Profession: French President during World War II
Seek ye counsel of the aged for their eyes have looked on the faces of the years and their ears have hardened to the voices of Life. Even if their counsel is displeasing to you, pay heed to them.
Author: Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
Profession: Lebanese Poet, Novelist
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
It is only necessary to grow old to become more charitable and even indulgent. I see no fault committed by others that I have not committed myself.
Rejoice that you have still have a long time to live, before the thought comes to you that there is nothing more in the world to see.
The older we get the more we must limit ourselves if we wish to be active.
We must not take the faults of our youth with us into old age, for age brings along its own defects.
Among the virtues and vices that make up the British character, we have one vice, at least, that Americans ought to view with sympathy. For they appear to be the only people who share it with us. I mean our worship of the antique. I do not refer to beauty or even historical association. I refer to age, to a quantity of years.
Author: William Golding (1911-1993)
Profession: British Author
At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all.
Author: Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658)
Profession: Spanish Philosopher, Writer