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  To remain young while growing old is the highest blessing.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Forty is the old age of youth; 50 is the youth of old age.  
 -  French proverb
  

  One may study calligraphy at eighty.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  A man may die old at thirty and young at eighty.  
 -  English proverb
  

  If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.  
 -  Abraham Sutzkever
  

  Suddenly you find - at the age of fifty, say - that a whole new life has opened before you, ... as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you.  
 -  Agatha Christie
  

  Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.  
 -  Anais Nin
  

  I feel old when I see mousse in my opponent's hair.  
 -  Andre Agassi
  

  Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul.  
 -  Andre Maurois
  

  Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  In a dream you are never eighty.  
 -  Anne Sexton
  

  Perfect maturity is when a person hurts you, and you try to understand their situation and don't hurt them back.  
 -  Anon
  

  Whatever good there is in small boys is usually based upon their admiration for girls of their own age.  
 -  Arthur Brisbane
  

  Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  It may be true that life begins at forty, but everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out.  
 -  Beryl Pfizer
  

  Old age ain't no place for sissies.  
 -  Bette Davis
  

  After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.  
 -  Bette Midler
  

  You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.  
 -  Bob Hope
  

  Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  When people tell you how young you look, they are also telling you how old you are.  
 -  Cary Grant
  

  Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  A woman has the age she deserves.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  I don't know what the big deal is about old age. Old people who shine from inside look 10 to 20 years younger.  
 -  Dolly Parton
  

  I'm grown isn't an excuse for ignorance. Age doesn't define maturity.  
 -  Dominic Amali
  

  And then there is the universal role of adult. When you play that role, you take yourself and life very seriously. Spontaneity, lightheartedness, and joy are not part of that role.  
 -  Eckhart Tolle
  

  Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.  
 -  Eleanor Roosevelt
  

  Eyes of youth have sharp sight, but commonly not so deep as those of elder age.  
 -  Elizabeth I
  

  You grow up the day you have your first real laugh - at yourself.  
 -  Ethel Barrymore
  

  Some people have no respect for age unless it's bottled.  
 -  Evan Esar
  

  Few people know how to be old.  
 -  Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld
  

  Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.  
 -  Fred Astaire
  

  Old age is when you resent the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated because there are fewer articles to read.  
 -  George Burns
  

  You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there.  
 -  George Burns
  

  You are never too old to be what you might have been.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.  
 -  George Santayana
  

  The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  Youth is when you blame all your troubles on your parents; maturity is when you learn that everything is the fault of the younger generation.  
 -  Harald Coffin
  

  Middle age is the awkward period when father Time starts catching up with Mother nature.  
 -  Harald Coffin
  

  Age is just a number, maturity is a choice.  
 -  Harry Styles
  

  You're as old as you behave.  
 -  Harvey Mackay
  

  It's no use growing older if you only learn new ways of misbehaving yourself.  
 -  Hector Hugh Munro
  

  To exit is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.  
 -  Henri Bergson
  

  If youth only knew; if age only could.  
 -  Henri Estienne
  

  Old age is when you resent the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated because there are fewer articles to read.  
 -  George Burns
  

  You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there.  
 -  George Burns
  

  You are never too old to be what you might have been.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.  
 -  George Santayana
  

  The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  Youth is when you blame all your troubles on your parents; maturity is when you learn that everything is the fault of the younger generation.  
 -  Harald Coffin
  

  Middle age is the awkward period when father Time starts catching up with Mother nature.  
 -  Harald Coffin
  

  Age is just a number, maturity is a choice.  
 -  Harry Styles
  

  You're as old as you behave.  
 -  Harvey Mackay
  

  It's no use growing older if you only learn new ways of misbehaving yourself.  
 -  Hector Hugh Munro
  

  To exit is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.  
 -  Henri Bergson
  

  If youth only knew; if age only could.  
 -  Henri Estienne
  

  I'm not afraid of turning 80 and I have lots of things to do. I don't have time for dying.  
 -  Ingvar Kamprad
  

  The sumptuous age of stars and images is reduced to a few artificial tornado effects, pathetic fake buildings, and childish tricks which the crowd pretends to be taken in by to avoid feeling too disappointed. Ghost towns, ghost people. The whole place has the same air of obsolescence about it as Sunset or Hollywood Boulevard.  
 -  Jean Baudrillard
  

  Why should 20-year-olds only be considered sexy? I think we get better with age.  
 -  Jenny McCarthy
  

  Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  

  Age does not make us childish, as they say. It only finds us true children still.  
 -  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  

  Old minds are like horses. You must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.  
 -  John Adams
  

  A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.  
 -  John Barrymore
  

  E'en her fair hand, which might bid heat return To Frozen age, and make old hermits burn, Applied to my dead cinder, warms no more Than fire to ashes, could past flames restore.  
 -  John Wilmot
  

  Every man desires to live long, but no man would be old.  
 -  Jonathan Swift
  

  Patience, kindness, love, good will, joy, happiness, wisdom, and understanding are qualities, which never grow old. Cultivate them and express them, and remain young in mind and body.  
 -  Joseph Murphy
  

  I have no romantic feelings about age. Either you are interesting at any age or you are not. There is nothing particularly interesting about being old - or being young, for that matter.  
 -  Katharine Hepburn
  

  In movies, I hope women aren't always portrayed as sex symbols. People like Drew Barrymore are paving the way for girls my age. Hopefully I can pave the way for young actresses, too.  
 -  Kirsten Dunst
  

  The mere process of growing old together wil make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.  
 -  Logan Pearsall Smith
  

  Years do not always make age.  
 -  Lucile Aurore Dupin
  

  The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.  
 -  Lucille Ball
  

  The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and just not think about your age.  
 -  Lucille Ball
  

  A lot of times people are afraid to get older or tell people how old they are. That's a shame. In other cultures it's wonderful because you can actually see the legacy that you're leaving for yourself. For me, I'm not leaving a sex video for a legacy. I'll make many mistakes along the way but I'll have to understand that wherever you go is a footprint and that's a good thing to learn. When you're younger, you don't really think so much about that and you shouldn't. You're living your life and enjoying. That's great but as you get older you want to make an impact, be an example to live by.  
 -  Lucy Liu
  

  You will stay young as long as you learn, form new habits and don't mind being contradicted.  
 -  Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
  

  In youth we learn; in age we understand.  
 -  Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
  

  I want to grow old without facelifts... I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I've made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know you.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  The thing about growing old is that when you wake up with a new pain, you can just about count on it becoming a permanent part of your life!  
 -  Marjorie Pay Hinckley
  

  Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Whatever a man's age may be, he can reduce it several years by putting a bright-colored flower in his buttonhole.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Most people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  You don't stop laughing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop laughing.  
 -  Michael Pritchard
  

  When you grow older, you grow wiser.  
 -  Mina Deanna
  

  The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.  
 -  Muhammad Ali
  

  When a woman asks you to guess her age, it's like deciding whether to cut the blue, red, or green wire to diffuse a bomb.  
 -  Nikhil Saluja
  

  Maturity doesn't mean age; it means sensitivity, manners, and how you react.  
 -  Nishan Panwar
  

  I think it's funny how people think they are adults just because they're over 18. It's not about your age, it's about how you act.  
 -  Nishan Panwar
  

  Age is just the amount of time that you have been on earth, what really matters is where you are going after your time is up.  
 -  Nishan Panwar
  

  Live your life and forget your age.  
 -  Norman Vincent Peale
  

  Men do not quit playing because they grow old - they grow old because they quit playing.  
 -  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
  

  The problem with getting older is you still remember how things used to be.  
 -  Paul Newman
  

  Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.  
 -  Pearl S. Buck
  

  The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation.  
 -  Pearl S. Buck
  

  You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.  
 -  Pearl S. Buck
  

  Death comes not to the living soul, nor age to the loving heart.  
 -  Phoebe Cary
  

  You know you're old if your walker has an airbag.  
 -  Phyllis Diller
  

  He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.  
 -  Plato
  

  Men are like wine, some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.  
 -  Pope John XXIII
  

  When I was your age, television was called books.  
 -  Princess Bride
  

  Age considers; youth ventures.  
 -  Rabindranath Tagore
  

  Keep courage. Whatever you do, do not feel sorry for yourself. You will win in a great age of opportunity.  
 -  Richard L. Evans
  

  Age does not protect us from love, But love to some extent protects us from age.  
 -  Ritu Ghatourey
  

  Adults are nothing more than deteriorated children.  
 -  Robin Sharma
  

  Middle age is when you're faced with two temptations and you choose the one that will get you home by nine o'clock.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  It's no use growing older if you only learn new ways of misbehaving yourself.  
 -  Saki
  

  Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.  
 -  Satchel Paige
  

  Carrie: I just love Sleeping Beauty! The music, the sets, the costumes. It's so romantic! Stanford: You only like it because she sleeps for a hundred years and doesn't age.  
 -  Sex And The City
  

  To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly.  
 -  Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
  

  Each age has deemed the new-born year. The fittest time for festal cheer.  
 -  Sir Walter Scott
  

  No man loves life like him that's growing old.  
 -  Sophocles
  

  At the age of ten, he is a child; at twenty, a youth, and at thirty, he is called handsome. At forty, he is full of life; at fifty, his foot slips, and at sixty, old age is upon him. At seventy, he loses his intellect, and at eighty, he cannot perform his duties. At ninety, he lies in his bed, and he cannot understand his weakness. After seeking and searching for such a long time, O Nanak, I have seen that the world is just a mansion of smoke.  
 -  Sri Guru Granth Sahib
  

  The tree can teach you forbearance and tolerance. It offers shade to all, irrespective of age, sex or religion, nationality or status. It helps with fruit and shade even to the foe who lays his axe on its trunk! The dog can teach you a lesson in Faith, Self-less service and the process of Dedication.  
 -  Sri Sathya Sai Baba
  

  Wisdom doesn't always come with age. But age always comes with experience.  
 -  Stanley Victor Paskavich
  

  People born in 1994-1999 have lived in three decades, two centuries, and two millenniums. And they are not even 18 yet. We're just that cool...  
 -  Tanya Bianco
  

  For the unlearned, old age is winter; for the learned it is the season of the harvest.  
 -  The Talmud
  

  Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so.  
 -  Tryon Edwards
  

  When I was your age, we took spelling tests, not pregnancy tests.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Being a male is the matter of birth, being a man is the matter of age, But being a gentleman is the matter of choice.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I hate people who say 'Age is just a number'...Age is clearly a word.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I'll act my age when I'm 69.  
 -  Unknown
  

  It's sad for a girl to reach the age Where men consider her charmless, But it's worse for a man to attain the age Where the girls consider him harmless.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Your age doesn't define your maturity, your grades don't define your intellect, and rumors don't define who you are.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Who has not the spirit of his age, of his age has all the unhappiness.  
 -  Voltaire
  

  You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual, because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.  
 -  Walker Percy
  

  That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  The best thing about growing older is that it takes such a long time.  
 -  Walters Kemp
  

  Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.  
 -  Will Rogers
  

  Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.  
 -  William James
  

  An old man is twice a child.  
 -  William Shakespeare, Hamlet
  

  Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.  
 -  William Somerset Maugham
  

  Before the age of thirty, people live by addition, constantly acquiring the things they need from the world: experience, wealth, relationships, reputation, and so on. But the more material things we have, the more perplexed and doubtful we become. After thirty, we have to start learning to live by subtraction - you must learn to let go of the things that are not what your soul really needs.  
 -  Yu Dan