Sometimes, people use age as a convenient excuse.
'I'm to old too start something new', or, 'I couldn't learn that at my age.'
Other people, though, go on to achieve their greatest accomplishments
in life in later years.
How Old Are You |
Life isn't about your age. Life is about living. So when your birthday comes be thankful for the year that has just past and anticipate with a happy heart what the coming year will bring."
You have to remember that in this day and age, older people are
becoming more sedentary in their lifestyles and that in itself
encourages the onset of ailments that they could have otherwise avoided.
James Carmen, Age: Dynamic Aging
Words of Encouragement |
I believe we can keep ourselves young by surrounding ourselves with
things that make us feel young.
Inspirational Quotes |
We count by changes and events within us. Not by years.
Charles Dickens, The Battle of Life A Love Story
Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
Once we hit a certain age,
Growing older becomes just a number.
We start to dread when a birthday comes,
We want to be much younger.
Birthday Poems |
The years teach much which the days never know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The ideas we internalized in our youth do not go away just because
we are the ones who are aging.
Rachel Cowan, Wise Aging
The Birth of Ideas |
Science has proven that people who regularly jot down their
thoughts in a journal are less likely to have cognitive and memory
loss as they age.
Christian J. Borg, Anxiety, Stress, & Panic Attacks
Age may wrinkle the face, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
You're not as young as you used to be. But you're not as old as you're
going to be.
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
Age and Happiness |
For Age is not alone of time, or we should never see men
old and bent at forty and men young at seventy-three.
Edgar A Guest
Age…Is a matter of feeling, not of years.
George W. Curtis
Aging is a natural part of life and brings many changes to and for each of us.
Many of these changes happen gradually over time and may go unnoticed
until they reach a certain point where we become aware of them and can no
longer deny them.
Nina W. Brown, Children of the Aging Self-Absorbed: A Guide to Coping with Difficult, Narcissistic Parents and Grandparents
Quotes about Life |
Growing older can zap our energy, change our perspective, and challenge
our stability. Yet the longing to make a
difference in the ones we love lingers, like the fragrance in a home when
a sweet candle’s flame has been extinguished.
Rebecca Barlow Jordan, Day-votions for Grandmothers: Heart to Heart Encouragement
Making a Difference |
Keep this in mind, graduation can take place at any age and it can
certainly happen more than once in your lifetime.
Mike Finley, Graduation!: Retirement Can Be the Best Time in Your Life. It's Time To "Graduate"
Sometimes people describe my hair as gray, but I prefer the term silver,
for I will never
grow gray. Gray is a mind-set, a metaphor for growing old,
but silver is vibrant and alive, a celebration of life.
Marty Norman, Generation G: Advice for Savvy Grandmothers Who Will Never Go Gray
Count your age by friends, count your life by smiles.
Author Unknown, Achieve Your Dreams
Aging does not necessarily mean letting go of your
dreams just because you think you are no
longer able to reach them.
Susie Harper, Aging: What Really Matters?
Aging only happens to people who lose their lust for
getting better and disconnect from their natural base of curiosity.
The World Is Our Classroom |
The more experienced you are, the more skills you can bring to a
new job or profession. Age can actually work in your favour.
John Allen, Career Change: How To Conquer The Fear Of Failing
Let us never know what old age is.
Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.
We are foolish and sentimental and melodramatic at twenty-five, but if we weren't perhaps
we should be less wise at fifty.
W. Somerset Maugham Quotes
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects
you from age.
But our 'childish' hopes and dreams for something more never really
leave us. In fact, getting older can be an ironic catalyst for bringing some
of those neglected longings out of the woodwork.
Simeon Lindstrom, Intentional Living - How To NOT Die With Regrets By Living A Life That Matters
As woman, we tend not to like to think about aging. We falsely believe
that as we age
our beauty is going to diminish, yet nothing could be further from the truth.
Jane Moore, Beauty Secrets for Women 35 and Older
An Aging Mind - People think I know more than I do because I'm older
than when they didn't think I knew as much as I did.
Ariele M. Huff, The Perks of Aging: Blessings, Silver Linings, and
We must both, I'm afraid, recognise that, as we grow older,
we become like old cars - more and more repairs
and replacements are necessary.
C. S. Lewis
Funny Quotes about Life |
Age doesn't matter here. None of them show signs of defeat.
Those old couples found love's true meaning.
The Duke of Quails, Secret Of True Love: Poems from the Heart
Short Love Poems |
The years ahead are ours to win and cherish. We cannot let anything,
least of all our age, stand in our way!
Tina Sloan, Changing Shoes
Inspirational Books |
The traditional life shifts or passages we used to associate with
middle age are no longer occurring on the same timeline for every
woman like they did for our mothers and grandmothers.
Robi Ludwig, Your Best Age Is Now: Embrace an Ageless Mindset, Reenergize Your Dreams, and Live a Soul-Satisfying Life
Top Ten Quotes on Time |
In the continuum between our youth and old age a lot of 'stuff' happened,
some good, some bad, some life changing, some life stealing, some painful,
some joyful, some memorable.
Rick Steiner Ph.D., Retirement: Different by Design: Six Building Blocks Fundamentally Changing How Life After Work is Viewed, Planned For, and Lived
I know some very unhappy 75-year-old people, and I know some
very happy ones as well. In the same vein, there are a lot of 25-year-old
people who are very unhappy with their lives, and others who couldn't be
The difference is not in age, but in their attitude towards life.
Catherine Pulsifer, Age and Happiness
Attitude Quotes |
Then that same confident and mature high school graduate will be
a very different person when they graduate college than when they
entered. Four years can make a big difference in maturity.
Lee Binz, Senior Year Step-by-Step: Simple Instructions for Busy Homeschool Parents
Age is just a number. Yes our bodies do age and our appearance
can change, however, some people start ageing at a very young age.
They are content to sit on a couch and not set any goals. Whereas,
some older people never stop having goals. I think the older you get the
more you realize how short life truly is; and how fast time flies by.
We all need a purpose, a reason to get up every day, no matter what your age.
Catherine Pulsifer, How Old Are You
You grow up on the day you have your first real laugh, at yourself.
Age---happens. No matter how much money you spend in damage
control, how healthy you eat, or what vitamins you take, age---happens.
Annie Keys, The Grandma Chronicles
Old age is one of those things that you fight and work hard to do
everything the commercials on television and the magazine in the beauty
parlor say to do so it doesn't happen.
Annie Keys, The Grandma Chronicles: The often humorous adventures of a Christian Grandmother who tries to age gracefully
Each passing year sees changes in our world, our society, but
we also change and grow up to appreciate the value of each day of every
Happy New Year |
Great success can be derived from the unquenchable desire to grow,
mature, and improve when people are doing things they are passionate about.
Ella Marie, Postivie Thinking
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is
more powerful in the mature than in the young.
W. Somerset Maugham
Death can come at any age, but the pride of life fools a person into
thinking that day is far away.
John Buttrick, Fighting Temptation
Youth teaches, age puts what we have learned into practice,
teaching us wisdom.
Catherine Pulsifer, A - Z of Quotes
Time is a precious commodity. If you have not been enlightened to this
actuality in your youth, you most certainly will in old age.
Adam Jacobs, Wealth, Wisdom, Freedom
"Watching others age seems more gradual, while our own shift is jarring."
Vivian Diller, PH, D.
face it |
To the old, long life and treasure;
To the young, all health and pleasure.
Motivational Poems |
But, is appearing youthful the road to happiness? To be happy is to be accepting of who you are and what
you stand for. It also means that you value life and all it gives you where you count your blessings not in terms
of how you look but more how you act and think. I know several people, on the other hand, that are young in years
but are old in their actions, thinking and looks. They seem to be old before their time. When you want to engage in
some activities that require them to use their muscles or to exert themselves a little bit, they reply that they are too
old for those kind of things preferring to sit around and talk, or lounge around by a pool, or to read a book.
Byron Pulsifer, To Be Young
A man who correctly guesses a woman's age may be smart,
but he's not very bright.
I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age,
the true old man's milk and restorative cordial.
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.
There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes.
I don't really think in terms of how old people are other than I find
people who are chronologically, biologically, or emotionally
very old. Youthfulness exists beyond biological age. . .
Poems about Life |
Remember though that age is not to be feared
You are just achieving your prime.
Catherine Pulsifer, Age Is Not To Be Feared
I guess the older we get, the more we want to be younger.
Well, maybe not really young but at the age where we are more carefree
and vibrant. But, while we cannot turn back the clock, we can turn
back our mind and do a number of things differently that will make
you think and feel younger.
Byron Pulsifer, The Staying Young Adventure
Positive Thinking |
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved
Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better
friends with ourselves and everybody around us.
Orison Swett Marden
Young people, from lack of experience, are often puzzled over the future.
Bill Calhoun, Can't...Can!
Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.
Motivational Quotes |
We can discover life's secrets at any age, and the sooner we discover them, the more fulfilling our life will be."
John Izzo, Ph D.
The five secrets you must discover before you die
Old age is all about the golden years, which are the best years of your life.
Joe Allen, Retirement: A No Fluff, Step-by-Step Guide to a Life of Financial and Emotional Freedom
Inspirational Poems |
Yes, Christmas is for children - except that children grow up to be
adults who just might love Christmas as much as they did in their
Cherie Lowe, Keep the Happy in Your Holidays
A man that is young in years, may be old in hours, if he have lost no time.
But that happeneth rarely. Generally,
youth is like the first cogitations, not so wise as the second. For there
is a youth in thoughts, as well as in ages.
Francis Bacon, Essays
Inspirational Thoughts |
However, aging is the natural consequence of being alive. It happens to
cell in our bodies - and to every other
body on the planet. Every living thing gets older.
Liisa Kyle, 50 Ways to Enjoy Turning Fifty: Make the Most of
Your Milestone Birthday to Have the Best Year Ever
face it |
Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it
Funny Poems |
Age is a necessary but insufficient requirement for growing up. There are
immature old people, and there are appropriately mature young people.
Henry Cloud; John Townsend, Boundaries in Marriage
Top Ten Quotes |
I will not hold my opponent's youthful inexperience against him.
Ronald Reagan about Jimmy Carter, when asked if he thought age was a factor in the 1980 U.S. election
Inspirational Sayings |
Aging, at all phases of life, means leaving behind one stage to move
on to another.
Vivian Diller, PH, D.
New Beginnings |
No person, at any age, needs to remain on an uninspiring level of accomplishment.
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, The Positive Principle Today
The finest gift a man can give to his age and time is the gift of a constructive and creative life.
Wilferd Peterson Quotes
If youth is the season of hope, it is often so only in the sense that our elders are hopeful about us; for no age is so apt as youth to think its emotions, partings, and resolves are the last of their kind. Each crisis seems final, simply because it is new.
George Eliot Quotes