Aging is not "lost youth" but a new stage of opportunity and strength.
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
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.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!
Anyone who stops learning is old — whether this happens at twenty or at eighty. Anyone who keeps on learning not only remains young but becomes constantly more valuable — regardless of physical capacity.
To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.
We turn not older with years but newer every day.
Time, waxing old, doth all things purify.
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
I look forward to being older, when what you look like becomes less and less an issue and what you are is the point.
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.
The trick is growing up without growing old.
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.
The years teach much which the days never know.
Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.
To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.
I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
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