There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age, I missed it coming and going.
Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.
I don't worry about it because we are all growing old. If I were the only one I would worry. But we're all in the same boat, and all of my friends are coming with me. We all go toward old age. How many years left we don't know. We just have to accept it.
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.
To me - old age is always ten years older than I am.
I'm glad I haven't lived in vain.
Nothing makes a man feel older than to hear a band coming up the street and not to have the impulse to rush downstairs and out on to the sidewalk.
People remain what they are even if their faces fall apart.
What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew.
To be old can be glorious if one has not unlearned how to begin.
We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.
Young people have a marvelous faculty of either dying or adapting themselves to circumstances.
A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.
Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
Twenty can't be expected to tolerate sixty in all things, and sixty gets bored stiff with twenty's eternal love affairs.
The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young.
I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent.
I've been going through photos of my mother, looking back on her life and trying to put it into context. Very few people age gracefully enough to be photographed through their aging.
Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.
All diseases run into one, old age.
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