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Alan Bleasdale
I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry.

Alphonse Karr
The more things change, the more they remain the same.

Anna Magnani
Please don't retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them.

Anne Sexton
In a dream you are never eighty.

Benjamin Franklin
At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgement.
One to-day is worth two to-morrows.

Bennett Cerf
Middle age is when your classmates are so gray and wrinkled and bald they don't recognize you.

Bernard M. Baruch
To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.

Bishop Richard Cumberland
It is better to wear out than to rust out.

Blair Sabol
When you turn thirty, a whole new thing happens: you see yourself acting like you parents.

Bob Hope
Middle age is when you still believe you'll feel better in the morning.
You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.

Brigitte Bardot
Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.
It's sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.

Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.

C.E.M. Joad
Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.

Caryn Leschen
Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.

Charles Schultz
Once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.

Coco Chanel
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty, but it's up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.

Colleen McCullough
The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men.

Cora Harvey Armstrong
Inside every older person is a younger person - wondering what the hell happened.

Dag Hammarskjold
If only I may grow: firmer, simpler-quieter, warmer.

Doris Day
The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it.

Dorothy Thompson
Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy.

E.W. House
After a man is 50, you can fool him by saying he is smart, but you can't fool him by saying he's pretty.

Edward Steichen
Every ten years a man should give himself a good kick in the pants.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The heyday of woman's life is the shady side of fifty.

Ellen Glasgow
It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.

Ethel Barrymore
You grow up the day you have your first real laugh yourself.

If we could be twice young and twice old we could correct all our mistakes.

Francis Cardinal Spellman
You've heard of the three ages of man - youth, age, and "you are looking wonderful.

Franklin Pierce Adams
Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net.

Franz Kafka
Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

Fred Astaire
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.

French Proverb
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.

Garson Kanin
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is the work of art.

George Bernard Shaw
Every man over forty is a scoundrel.

George Sand
Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.

Georges Clemenceau
Everything I know I learned after I was thirty.
Middle Age: When you begin to exchange your emotions for symptoms.

Gertrude Stein
We are always the same age inside.

Each ten years of a man's life has its own fortunes, its own hopes, its own desires.

Golda Meir
Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard there is nothing you can do about it.

H. V. Prochnow
The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.

Henry Ford
You take all the experience and judgement of men over fifty out of the world and there wouldn't be enough left to run it.

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Youth comes but once in a lifetime.

Ingrid Bergman
Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

J. P. Sears
Let us respect gray hairs, especially our own.

Jack Benny
Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

James Russell Lowell
A friendship counting nearly forty years is the finest kind of shade-tree I know.

Jean Renoir
The advantage of being eighty years old is that one has many people to love.

Jim Bishop
At 19, everything is possible and tomorrow looks friendly.

Jim Eason
If you want to look young and thin, hang around old fat people.

Joan Rivers
Looking fifty is great - if you're sixty.

John Andrew Holmes
At middle age the soul should be opening up like a rose, not closing up like a cabbage.

John Burroughs
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.

John Mason
You were born an original. Don't die a copy.

John P. Grier
You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime.

Jonathan Swift
No wise man ever wished to be younger.
We are so fond of one another, because our ailments are the same.

Kahlil Gibran
Birth and Death are the two noblest expressions of bravery.

Katherine Butler Hathaway
There are days of oldness, and then one gets young again.

Lucille ball
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.

Lucy Larcom
Whatever with the past has gone. The best is always yet to come.

Luther Dixon
Sixteen candles make a lovely light, but not as bright as your eyes tonight.

Malcolm Cowley
They tell you that you'll lose your mind when you grow older. What they don't tell you is that you won't miss it very much.

Marcus Aurelius
You will give yourself peace of mind if you perform every act of your life as if it were your last.

Margaret Mead
It is false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.

Margaret Mitchell
Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.

Mark Twain
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished a how much he had learned in seven years
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

Maurice Chevalier
Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative.

Ogden Nash
Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.

Oliver Goldsmith
I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.

Oscar Wilde
London society is full of women who have of their own free choice remained thirty-five for years.
The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.

Pablo Picasso
It takes a long time to grow young.
Youth has no age.

Pierre Cornielle
The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.

The spiritual eyesight improves as the physical eyesight declines.
When the passions have relaxed their hold, you may have escaped, not from one master but from many.

R. C. Ferguson
A man is getting old when he walks around a puddle instead of through it.

Ralph Parlette
Real birthdays are not annual affairs. Real birthdays are the days when we have a new birth.

Reverend Larry Lorenzoni
Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.

Robert Browning
Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be,..

Robert Frost
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.

Robert Orben
The best birthdays of all are those that haven't arrived yet.

Robert Southey
Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.

Rudyard Kipling
Youth had been a habit of hers for so long that she could not part with it.

Samuel Johnson
At seventy-seven it is time to be earnest.

Sophie Tucker
From birth to age eighteen, a girl needs good parents. From eighteen to thirty-five, she needs good looks. From thirty-five to fifty-five, she needs a good personality. From fifty-five on, she needs good cash.

T. S. Eliot
The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.

Thomas Alva Edison
I am long on ideas, but short on time. I expect to live to be only about a hundred.

Tom Stoppard
Age is a high price to pay for maturity.

W. B. Pitkin
Life begins at forty.

Wendy Cope
I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent.

William Feather
One compensation of old age is that it excuses you from picnics.

Wilson Mizner
The first hundred years are the hardest.


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