Middle Age Sayings and Quotes

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

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age. Orson Welles
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. Eleanor Roosevelt
Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay. Doris Day
Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying, 'Why not?' and the other, 'Why bother? Sydney J. Harris
One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young. William Feather
Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature. Harold Coffin
Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net. Franklin Pierce Adams
Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places. E. Joseph Cossman
Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else. Ogden Nash
The perceptions of middle age have their own luminosity. Gail Sheehy
The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it. Doris Day
Middle Age - later than you think and sooner than you expect. Earl Wilson
Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever. Don Marquis
Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does. Gerald Brenan
Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons. Lillian Gordy Carter
Middle age: when you begin to exchange your emotions for symptoms. Irvin S. Cobb
Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle. Bob Hope
Middle age is when work is a lot less fun, and fun is a lot more work. Laurence J. Peter
At middle age the soul should be opening like a rose, not closing like a cabbage. John Andrew Holmes
Middle age is when you're old enough to know better but still young enough to do it. Ogden Nash
Middle age is when it takes you all night to do once what once you used to do all night. Kenny Everett
Middle age is having a choice between two temptations and choosing the one that'll get you home earlier. Dan Bennett
Middle age snuffs out more talent than ever wars or sudden deaths do. Richard Hughes
Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fibre, not the toy. Author Unknown
Middle age is when, whenever you go on holiday, you pack a sweater. Denis Norden
Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum. Thomas Szasz
As human beings, we all mature physically from childhood to adolescence and then into adulthood, but our emotions lag behind. Bernard Sumner
Part of adulthood is searching for the people who understand you. Hanya Yanagihara