Old Age Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Old Age quotes and Old Age sayings, and Old Age proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete. "

C. S. Lewis

"Old age is an insult. It’s like being smacked."

Lawrence Durrell

"The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long."

A. J. P. Taylor

"Old age is, so to speak, the sanctuary of ills: they all take refuge in it."


"The theme of old age doesn’t seem to fascinate Hollywood."

John Updike

"That’s the privilege of old age: You don’t have to remember."

Alan Arkin

"The fear of old age is something that one feels when they’re younger. Once you get to being old, you’re already there, so you don’t even think about it anymore."

Paolo Sorrentino

"Old age is when the liver spots show through your gloves."

Phyllis Diller

"Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long."

W. Somerset Maugham

"What makes old age so sad is, not that our joys, but that our hopes then cease."


"Our old age was in some respects the happiest period of life."

Charles Eastman

"Old age is the supreme evil, for it deprives man of all pleasures while allowing his appetites to remain, and it brings with it every possible sorrow. Yet men fear death and desire old age."

Giacomo Leopardi

"I think repeating yourself is a sign of old age, telling the same joke again and again. Especially if they’re jokes that don’t make people laugh."

Simon Le Bon

"Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair."

Ira Gershwin

"Old age isn’t a battle; old age is a massacre."

Philip Roth

"One of the many pleasures of old age is giving things up."

Malcolm Muggeridge

"The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job."

Thomas Hardy

"The exhaustion of old age is something people who are younger don’t fully appreciate."

Tony Benn

"We all wish to reach a ripe old age, but none of us are prepared to admit that we are already there."

Francisco de Quevedo

"To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love."

Alan Bleasdale

"Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man."

James Thurber

"Old age: I fall asleep during the funerals of my friends."

Mason Cooley

"Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death."

Herman Melville

"The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured."

Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth."

W. Somerset Maugham

"Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week."

Louis Kronenberger

"Not even old age knows how to love death."


"Old age: the crown of life, our play’s last act."

Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought."

Emily Dickinson

"Old age is the verdict of life."

Amelia E Barr

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