Age Quotes

«Age 50» The process of maturing is an art to be learned, an effort to be sustained. By the age of fifty you have made yourself what you are, and if it is good, it is better than your youth.

«Age 29» It sometimes happens, that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before; and, generally speaking, if there has been neither ill health nor anxiety, it is a time of life at which scarcely any charm is lost.

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

«Age 23» The last birthday that’s any good is 23.

Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret.

You spend the first two-thirds of your life asking to be left alone and the last third not having to ask.

«Age 50» Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.

«Age 18» At eighteen… Love, when he comes wandering like a lost angel at our door, is at once admitted, welcomed, embraced; his quiver is not seen; if his arrows penetrate, their wound is like a thrill of new life; there are no fears of poison, none of the barb which no leech’s hand can extract; that perilous passion…

I don’t know how you feel about old age… but in my case I didn’t even see it coming. It hit me from the rear.

«Age 18» [A]t eighteen, drawing near the confines of illusive, void dreams, Elf-land lies before us, the shores of Reality rise in front. These shores are yet distant: they look so blue, soft, gentle, we long to reach them…. [A]t eighteen the school of Experience is to be entered, and her humble, crushing, grinding, but yet purifying and invigorating lessons are yet to be learnt.