Quotes about ageing, part 3

Final part of my three-part series of quotes about ageing. I’ve highlighted my favourite ones.

34. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” ― Les Brown

35. A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye, it because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried. ― Dorothea Kent

36. “Old age is not a disease – it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses. ― Maggie Kuhn

37. “He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.” ― Plato

38. “It’s true about the eyes being the window to the soul. Your face can be etched with worry, and twisted by ageing, but the eyes tell the true story of who you are.” ― Naomie Harris

39. “Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.” ― Ausonius

40. “Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.” ― Luis Bunuel

41. “Cherish all your happy moments, they make a fine cushion for old age.” ― Booth Tarkington

42. “I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.” ― Francis Bacon

43. “The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all.” ― Doris Lessing

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

45. “That’s another great thing about getting older. Your life is written on your face.” ― Frances McDormand

46. “Ageing is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.” ― David Bowie

47. “Why are people afraid of getting older? You feel wiser. You feel more mature. You feel like you know yourself better. You would trade that for softer skin? Not me!” ― Anna Kournikova

48. “Sometimes people describe my hair as grey, but I prefer the term silver, for I will never grow grey. Grey is a mind-set, a metaphor for growing old, but silver is vibrant and alive, a celebration of life.” ― Marty Norman

49. “Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.” ― Samuel Ullman

50. “Growing old is a journey best undertaken with a sense of humour and curiosity.” ― Irma Kurtz

51.”You know people who are already saying “I’m going to be 30, oh what am I going to do? Well use that decade! Use them all!” ― Betty White

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Dad, husband, brother and son. Interested in travel, politics, sport, health and much more. Semi-retired and aiming to making the most of life as I approach my sixth decade.

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