30 Timeless Age Quotes

30 timeless age quotes

Everything we see and feel is temporary and nothing offers a stark reminder of that than the natural progression of age. But age is not just a number. It is the length of time one has cherished and endured life. That’s why age isn’t just a mere answer to a mundane question of how old you are. It is the culmination of your existence – all your experiences, discoveries, emotions, and insights rolled into one.

Age is your childhood and the innocence that comes with it. It is your youth along with your hopes and dreams. It is your adulthood, and the freedom and responsibility it entails. The stages after that may involve joint pains and the difficulty to tolerate loud music, but deep inside you know you’re in your strongest. You walked the life and you walked it well.

Here are 30 optimistic age quotes to inspire you.

When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick. – George Burns

There is a certain part of all of us that lives outside of time. Perhaps we become aware of our age only at exceptional moments and most of the time we are ageless. – Milan Kundera

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. – C.S. Lewis

age fairy tales quotes

Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. – Herbert Hoover

Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been. – Mark Twain

age wrinkles quotes

The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. – H.L. Mencken

Age isn’t how old you are but how old you feel. – Gabriel García Márquez

No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful. – Ernest Hemingway

age fallacy quotes

You get old and you realize there are no answers, just stories. – Garrison Keillor

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the heck she is. – Ellen DeGeneres

The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been. – Madeleine L’Engle

age older quotes

Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One by one they were all becoming shades. Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age. – James Joyce

I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun. – Virginia Woolf

age aging quotes

Age is a terrible thief. Just when you’re getting the hang of life, it knocks your legs out from under you and stoops your back. – Sara Gruen

Is someone different at age 18 or 60? I believe one stays the same. – Hayao Miyazaki

At 50, everyone has the face he deserves. – George Orwell

age face quotes

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

It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone. – Andy Rooney

Old age ain’t no place for sissies. – Bette Davis

age place quotes

As you get older, you don’t get wiser. You get irritable. – Doris Lessing

You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing. – Michael Pritchard

I am not young enough to know everything. – Oscar Wilde

age young quotes

When humans were young, they were pushed around in strollers. When they were old, they were pushed around in wheelchairs. In between, they were just pushed around. – Tom Robbins

Thirty–the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

age youth quotes

With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone. – Oscar Wilde

It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides. – George Sand

age mistake quotes

When people talk about the good old days, I say to people, ‘It’s not the days that are old, it’s you that’s old.’ I hate the good old days. What is important is that today is good. – Karl Lagerfeld

That’s one of the things we learn as we grow older — how to forgive. It comes easier at forty than it did at twenty. – L.M. Montgomery

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