Old Age Sayings and Quotes

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

One of the many pleasures of old age is giving things up. Malcolm Muggeridge
The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job. Thomas Hardy
The exhaustion of old age is something people who are younger don't fully appreciate. Tony Benn
We all wish to reach a ripe old age, but none of us are prepared to admit that we are already there. Francisco de Quevedo
To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love. Alan Bleasdale
Our old age was in some respects the happiest period of life. Charles Eastman
Old age is the supreme evil, for it deprives man of all pleasures while allowing his appetites to remain, and it brings with it every possible sorrow. Yet men fear death and desire old age. Giacomo Leopardi
I think repeating yourself is a sign of old age, telling the same joke again and again. Especially if they're jokes that don't make people laugh. Simon Le Bon
Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair. Ira Gershwin
Old age isn't a battle; old age is a massacre. Philip Roth
The fear of old age is something that one feels when they're younger. Once you get to being old, you're already there, so you don't even think about it anymore. Paolo Sorrentino
Old age is when the liver spots show through your gloves. Phyllis Diller
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long. W. Somerset Maugham
What makes old age so sad is, not that our joys, but that our hopes then cease. Richter
The theme of old age doesn't seem to fascinate Hollywood. John Updike
That's the privilege of old age: You don't have to remember. Alan Arkin
Old age is an insult. It's like being smacked. Lawrence Durrell
The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long. A. J. P. Taylor
Old age is, so to speak, the sanctuary of ills: they all take refuge in it. Antiphanes
A restful old age is the reward for a youth well spent. Spanish Proverb
I owe it to old age that my desire for conversation is so increased. Roman Proverb
Laugh not at a man because he is old, for age will also come to you. Chinese Proverb
Fear old age, for it does not come alone. Greek Proverb
What's a man's age? He must hurry more, that's all / Cram in a day, what his youth took a year to hold. Robert Browning
When it comes to old age we're all in the same boat, only some of us have been aboard a little longer. Leo Probst
Senescence begins / And middle-age ends, / The day your descendants / Outnumber your friends. Ogden Nash
Eventually, you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it. Will Rogers
Getting old is a fascinating thing. The older you get, the older you want to get. Keith Richards
Don't let ageing get you down. It's so hard to get back up. John Wagner