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.

I'm 59 and people call me middle-aged. How many 118-year-old men do you know? Barry Cryer
Old age takes away what we've inherited and gives us what we've earned. Gerald Brenan
Till death do us part' doesn't sound so horrible. It only means about 10 or 15 years and not the eternity it used to mean. Joy Behar
We don't grow older, we grow riper. Pablo Picasso
Old age at least gives me an excuse for not being very good at things. Thomas Sowell
Autumn is really the best of the seasons, and I'm not sure that old age isn't the best part of life C.S. Lewis
The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. Niccolo Machiavelli
The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been. Madeleine L'Engle
The great comfort of turning 49 is the realization that you are now too old to die young. Paul Dickson
In old age, we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the post, we have arrived. Knut Hamsun
The whiter my hair becomes, the more ready people are to believe what I say. Bertrand Russell
Old age is a tyrant which forbids the pleasures of youth on pain of death. Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld
Old age is like an opium-dream. Nothing seems real except what is unreal. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Old age is rather like another country. You will enjoy it more if you have prepared yourself before you go. B.F. Skinner & M.E. Vaughan
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young. Fred Astaire
Some men mellow with age, like wine; but others get still more stringent, like vinegar. Henry C. Rowland
For the unlearned, old age is winter; for the learned, it is the season of harvest. Jewish Saying
Every man desires to live long, but no man would be old. Jonathan Swift
Those that desire to write or say anything to me have no time to lose; for time has shaken me by the hand and death is not far behind. John Wesley
The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young. Oscar Wilde
The man who works and is not bored is never old. Pablo Casals
Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth. Psalm 71:9
There's one more terrifying fact about old people; I'm going to be one soon. P.J. O'Rourke
I don't know how you feel about old age, but in my case, I didn't see it coming. It hit me in the rear. Phyllis Diller
I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. It's time for my nap. Bob Hope