At fifty, everyone has the face he deserves.
1903 — 1950
Time wounds all heels.
1893 — 1967
I’m not denying my age, I’m embellishing my youth.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
1884 — 1962
Let us respect gray hairs, especially our own.
After the age of 80, everything reminds you of something else.
1892 — 1981
My secret to staying young: Having no sense of time.
How old would you be if you didn’t know when you were born?
The older you get, the more you tell it like it used to be.
Maturity is not an outgrowing but a growing up.
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.
Retirement is the period when you exchange the bills in your wallet for snapshots of your grandchildren.
If youth is wasted on the young, then retirement is wasted on the old.
You are never too old to be what you might have been.
1819 — 1880
Grandchildren don’t make a man feel old; it’s the knowledge that he’s married to a grandmother.
Dame Agatha Christie
1890 — 1976
When people tell you how young you look, they are also telling you how old you are.
1904 — 1986
Nobody wants the respect that youth pays to age.
Oft from shrivelled skin comes useful counsel.
Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty.
1834 — 1917