Old minds are like old horses you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
- John Adams
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
- Henry Ford
Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.
- James Thurber
You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
- George Burns
A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
- Emily Dickinson
Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
- Samuel Ullman
Beauty and folly are old companions.
- Benjamin Franklin
You are as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fears as young as your hope, as old as your despair.
Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.
- Dwight L. Moody
I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
- Francis Bacon
In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day's long.
- Pope Paul VI
A man growing old becomes a child again.
Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
- Hosea Ballou
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
- Amos Bronson Alcott
In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.
- Beverly Sills
If you're old, don't try to change yourself, change your environment.
- B. F. Skinner
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
I don't feel old. I don't feel anything till noon. That's when it's time for my nap.
- Bob Hope
Advice in old age is foolish for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.
Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.
- Andre Maurois
When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.
- Victor Hugo
Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel
Forty is the old age of youth fifty the youth of old age.
Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.
- Golda Meir
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age.
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich
The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.
- Doris Lessing