Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net.
Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.
Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
You'll live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to.
I am not young enough to know everything.
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
Life begins at 40 - but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.
Time and tide wait for no man.
At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don't care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven't been thinking of us at all.
This wine is forty years old. It certainly doesn't show its age.
Thanks to modern medical advances such as antibiotics, nasal spray, and Diet Coke, it has become routine for people in the civilized world to pass the age of 40, sometimes more than once.
The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.
One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young.
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