Elderly Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old elderly quotes, elderly sayings, and elderly proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Too many people, when they get old, think that they have to live by the calendar. John Glenn
The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young. Oscar Wilde
Do not try to live forever, you will not succeed. George Bernard Shaw
The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind. William Wordsworth
The glory of the elderly is their insight to life. Lailah Gifty Akita
The old are in a second childhood. Aristophanes
Never tease an old dog; he might have one bite left. Robert A. Heinlein
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty. Coco Chanel
Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character. Ralph B. Perry
You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older. Anouk Aimee
Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long. W. Somerset Maugham
It doesn't behoove elderly persons to follow fashion in their thinking nor in the way they dress. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Old age hath yet his honour and his toil. Alfred Lord Tennyson
The way the elderly are treated, and in some cases warehoused and medicated, rather than nurtured and listened to, is distressing. Bill Nighy
Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man. Leon Trotsky
The elderly have so much to offer. They're our link with history. John Cusack
He thought that the world would make more rapid progress without the burden of old people. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred. Woody Allen
Live your life and forget your age. Norman Vincent Peale
Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young. J. K. Rowling
As we grow older, we must discipline ourselves to continue expanding, broadening, learning, keeping out minds active and open. Clint Eastwood
You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair. Douglas Macarthur
None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. Henry David Thoreau
One of the things you realize about gettin older is that not everybody is goin to get older with you. Cormac Mccarthy
They only name things after you when you're dead or really old. George H. W. Bush
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. Henri Frederic Amiel
By the time you're eighty years old you've learned everything. You only have to remember it. George Burns
We are not limited by our old ages; we are liberated by it. Stu Mittleman
About the only thing that comes without effort is old age. Anonymous
By the time you're eighty years old you've learned everything. You only have to remember it. Bill Vaughan
Age is a matter of feeling, not of years. George William Curtis
Getting older was definitely preferable to an up close and personal meeting with the Grim Reaper. JoAnn Ross
Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. Betty Friedan
You don't have a little time for your elderly parents. Most of you ignore and even forget your parents. Ehsan Sehgal
For, in spite of our whiskers, we elderly friskers are kiddies the most of our time. Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
By the side of a murmuring stream, an elderly gentleman sat. On the top of his head was a wig, and a-top of his wig was his hat. George Canning
I would prioritise an Elderly Person that needs to be looked after. Rob Hopkin
The elderly are often isolated, voiceless, powerlessness. The elderly are often more trusting. Neil Edwards
A little respect for the elderly. Guy Andrews
Language sound very strange to elderly ears. George Callahan
Well, despite our elderliness, some things remain from our youth. Liz W. Garcia
Caring for an elderly parent, that's a - that's an awesome responsibility. Gary David Goldberg
It is a culture's duty to take care of it's elderly. Theodore Melfi
You two need to learn some respect for the elderly. And I'm gonna teach you. Haim Saban
Love, care and treasure the elderly people in the society. Lailah Gifty Akita

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