I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry.
The more things change, the more they remain the same.
Please don't retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them.
In a dream you are never eighty.
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.
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.
When you turn thirty, a whole new thing happens: you see yourself acting like you parents.
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.
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.
Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.
Once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty, but it's up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
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.
If only I may grow: firmer, simpler-quieter, warmer.
The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it.
Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy.
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.
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.
It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.
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.
Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is the work of art.
George Bernard Shaw
Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.
Everything I know I learned after I was thirty.
Middle Age: When you begin to exchange your emotions for symptoms.
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.
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.
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.
Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
J. P. Sears
Let us respect gray hairs, especially our own.
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.
The advantage of being eighty years old is that one has many people to love.
At 19, everything is possible and tomorrow looks friendly.
If you want to look young and thin, hang around old fat people.
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.
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.
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.
No wise man ever wished to be younger.
We are so fond of one another, because our ailments are the same.
Birth and Death are the two noblest expressions of bravery.
Katherine Butler Hathaway
There are days of oldness, and then one gets young again.
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
Whatever with the past has gone. The best is always yet to come.
Sixteen candles make a lovely light, but not as bright as your eyes tonight.
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.
You will give yourself peace of mind if you perform every act of your life as if it were your last.
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.
Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.
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.
Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative.
Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.
I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.
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.
It takes a long time to grow young.
Youth has no age.
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.
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.
Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be,..
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
The best birthdays of all are those that haven't arrived yet.
Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.
Youth had been a habit of hers for so long that she could not part with it.
At seventy-seven it is time to be earnest.
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.
Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
W. B. Pitkin
Life begins at forty.
I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent.
One compensation of old age is that it excuses you from picnics.
The first hundred years are the hardest.