95 Age Quotes – From Youth to Wisdom: Quotes on the Journey of Age

Welcome to our age-inspired Quote page, where the wisdom of years and the beauty of aging are celebrated in eloquent words and timeless phrases. Age, like a fine wine, brings forth a richness and complexity that is unparalleled. Whether you’re seeking insight, humor, or inspiration about the journey of life, our collection of age-related Quotes will remind you that each passing year is a chapter filled with invaluable experiences. Join us as we explore the profound and poetic musings on the passage of time, the grace of growing older, and the enduring power of age.

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

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.
Catherine Pulsifer, How Old Are You

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
Growing Up Quotes 

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.”
Catherine Pulsifer

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  

Age is not how old you are, but how many years of fun you’ve had.
Matt Maldre

You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.
George Burns

Youth is wasted on the young.
George Bernard Shaw

The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.
Madeleine L’Engle

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.
Theodore Roosevelt

We grow neither better nor worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.
Bernard M. Baruch

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
Jim Fiebig

I believe we can keep ourselves young by surrounding ourselves with things that make us feel young.
David DeNotaris
Inspirational Quotes 

Music is often our last link in old age to our former selves. Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia

We may lose a lot of our childhood wonder as we move through adulthood and middle age, but as we age we have a chance to live in wonder again (and freshly, maturely) as never before.
Michael Gurian, The Wonder of Aging

Intelligence is not like height or weight that we can just easily gauge with a metal instrument and determine its precise measure. It may have contrasted meanings for various cultures, age bracket, and skillsets. Cooper Dark, Rewire Your Brain

One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it’s such a nice change from being young.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher

We count by changes and events within us. Not by years. 
Charles Dickens, The Battle of Life A Love Story
Change   |  

Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
C.E.M. Joad

The years teach much which the days never know. 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Children are a great comfort in your old age – and they help you reach it faster, too.
Lionel Kauffman
Funny Poems

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.
Catherine Pulsifer
Birthday Poems  

However, aging is the natural consequence of being alive. It happens to every 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
21st Birthday Quotes plus 30th, 40th, 50th  

The ideas we internalized in our youth do not go away just because we are the ones who are aging. Rachel Cowan, Wise Aging
Quote of the Day  |

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.
 Danish Proverb

You’re not as young as you used to be. But you’re not as old as you’re going to be. 
Irish Saying

I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
Francis Bacon
Encouraging Poems

It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
Abraham Lincoln

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

As time has developed new challenges growing older, we as baby boomers or what other generational aficionadas calls the elderly there are many things we can still do to make our lives not just pleasurable but entertaining and fulfilling.
Carl R. ToersBijns, Senior Living

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

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
Make 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

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

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. 
Robin Sharma

Count your age by friends, count your life by smiles.
Author Unknown, Achieve Your Dreams

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

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

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 younger years.
Cherie Lowe, Keep the Happy in Your Holidays

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

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

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 Convenient Half-Truths


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
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

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

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
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

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

The older I get, the better I understand that every day is a gift. 
Joel Osteen
Daily Inspiration

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

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

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 New Year.
Kate Summers
New Year Quotes

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

Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.
Walt Disney

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
Life Changing Quotes

To the old, long life and treasure;
To the young, all health and pleasure.
Ben Jonson
Motivational Poems

A man who correctly guesses a woman’s age may be smart, but he’s not very bright. 
Lucille Ball

I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man’s milk and restorative cordial. 
Thomas Jefferson

There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes.
Dr. Who

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. . .
Deepak Chopra
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

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

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
Benjamin Disraeli

Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
Francis Bacon

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. 
Abraham Lincoln
Motivational Quotes 

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

Old age was recognised as a sign of experience and wisdom. They had shown their loyalty and that needed to be rewarded.
Andrews, Human Resource Mgmt

Old age is a time that means different things to different people, and for me it means that I plan to have all the fun I missed out when young.
Richard de Meath, 101 Ways To Grow Old Disgracefully
Inspirational Messages

Many moons have passed, and the mind did grow and the body too. I just wish sometimes I had this worldly knowledge when I was younger.
Asmar Muhammad, Hollywood Marine-Vision
Moon Quotes

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
Great Quotes about Life

To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
Bernard Baruch

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.

The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind.
William Wordsworth

The years teach much which the days never knew.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.
Oscar Wilde

Age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying you.

The older I get, the more I realize that the greatest luxury is time.
Michael Altshuler

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