Age Quotes

 A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age. 
Author: Robert Frost
Nationality: American
b. 26 March 1874  - d. 29 January 1963
  
 A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality. 
Author: Pindar
Nationality: Greek
b. December 522  - d.  December 443
  
 A green old age, unconscious of decay That proves the hero born in better days. 
Author: Homer
Nationality: Greek   
 A hundred things are done today in the divine name of Youth, that if they showed their true colors would be seen by rights to belong rather to old age. 
Author: Wyndham Lewis
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1882  - d. 07 March 1957
  
 A lady of a 'certain age', which means - Certainly aged. 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man. 
Author: Percival Arland Ussher
Nationality: British
b. December 1889  - d.  December 1980
  
 A man is known by the company that keeps him on after retirement age. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: British   
 A man is wise with the wisdom of his time only, and ignorant with its ignorance. Observe how the greatest minds yield in some degree to the superstitions of their age. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 A man who is a politician at forty is a statesman at three score and ten. It is at this age, when he would be too old to be a clerk or a gardener or a police-court magistrate, that he is ripe to govern a country. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 A person's age is not dependent upon the number of years that have passed over his head, but on the number of colds that have passed through it. 
Author: Shirley W. Wynne
Nationality: English   
 A powerful agent is the right word. Whenever we come upon one of those intensely right words in a book or a newspaper the resulting effect is physical as well as spiritual.... 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 A presidency can shape an era - and it can change our lives. A successful presidency can give meaning to an age. 
Author: George H. W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 12 June 1924
  
 A tart temper never mellows with age; and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use. 
Author: Washington Irving
Nationality: American
b. 3 April 1783  - d. 28 November 1859
  
 A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight. 
Author: Robertson Davies
Nationality: Canadian
b. December 1913  - d.  December 1995
  
 A wave of anger washed over me, anger against myself, at my age at the time, that stupid lyrically age, when a man is too great a riddle to himself to be interested in the riddles outside himself and when other people are mere walking mirrors in which he is amazed to find his own emotions, his own worth. 
Author: Milan Kundera
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. December 1929
  
 A well cultivated mind is made up of all the minds of preceding ages; it is only the one single mind educated by all previous time. 
Author: Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle
Nationality: French
b. 11 February 1657  - d. 09 January 1757
  
 About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age. 
Author: Gloria Pitzer
Nationality: French   
 Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four. 
Author: Katharine Hepburn
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1907  - d. 29 June 2003
  
 Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum. 
Author: Thomas S. Szasz
Nationality: American
b. 15 April 1920
  
 Age... is a matter of feeling, not of years. 
Author: George William Curtis
Nationality: American
b. 24 February 1824  - d. 31 August 1892
  
 Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety; other women cloy The appetites they feed, but she makes hungry Where most she satisfies. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Age carries all things away, even the mind. 
Author: Virgil
Nationality: Roman
b. December 70  - d.  December 19
  
 Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so. 
Author: Tryon Edwards
Nationality: American
b. December 1809  - d.  December 1894
  
 Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age. 
Author: Jeanne Moreau
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1928
  
 Age doesn't always bring wisdom.Sometimes age comes alone. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: French   
 Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 Age is no guarantee of maturity. 
Author: Antoinette Blackwell
Nationality: American
b. 20 May 1825  - d. 5 November 1921
  
 Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough. 
Author: Groucho Marx
Nationality: American
b. 2 October 1890  - d. 19 July 1977
  
 Age is not all decay; it is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk. 
Author: George MacDonald
Nationality: Scottish
b. 10 December 1824  - d. 18 September 1905
  
 Age is not important unless you're a cheese. 
Author: Helen Hayes
Nationality: American
b. 10 October 1900  - d. 17 March 1993
  
 Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can't retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with less energy and time. 
Author: Bernard Mannes Baruch
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1870  - d. 20 June 1965
  
 Age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. 
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1807  - d. 24 March 1882
  
 Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are. 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 Age is...wisdom, if one has lived one's life properly. 
Author: Miriam Makeba
Nationality: South African
b. 04 March 1932  - d. 11 November 2008
  
 Age makes us not childish, as some say; it finds us still true children. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 Age to me means nothing. I can't get old; I'm working. I was old when I was twenty-one and out of work. As long as you're working, you stay young. When I'm in front of an audience, all that love and vitality sweeps over me and I forget my age. 
Author: George Burns
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1896  - d. 9 March 1996
  
 Age-that period of life in which we compound for the vices that we still cherish by reviling those that we no longer have the enterprise to commit. 
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1842  - d.  December 1914
  
 Age, like distance lends a double charm. 
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Nationality: American
b. 29 August 1809  - d. 7 October 1894
  
 Agesilaus being invited once to hear a man who admirably imitated the nightingale, he declined, saying he had heard the nightingale itself. 
Author: Archimedes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 287  - d.  December 212
  
 Alice laughed. 'There's no use trying,' she said. 'One can't believe impossible things.' 'I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. 'When I was your age, I always did it half an hour a day. Why, sometimes, I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.' 
Author: Lewis Carroll
Nationality: English
b. 27 January 1832  - d. 14 January 1898
  
 All my pupils are the crème de la crème. Give me a girl of an impressionable age, and she is mine for life. 
Author: Muriel Spark
Nationality: English
b. 01 February 1918  - d. 13 April 2006
  
 All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms And then the whining schoolboy with his satchel, And the shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwilling to school. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Among the virtues and vices that make up the British character, we have one vice, at least, that Americans ought to view with sympathy. For they appear to be the only people who share it with us. I mean our worship of the antique. I do not refer to beauty or even historical association. I refer to age, to a quantity of years. 
Author: Sir William Gerald Golding
Nationality: British
b. 19 September 1911  - d. 19 June 1993
  
 An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission. 
Author: Fred Allen
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1894  - d. 17 March 1956
  
 An age that melts with unperceiv'd decay, And glides in modest innocence away. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 An aged man is but a paltry thing, A tattered coat upon a stick, unless Soul clap its hands and sing For every tatter in its mortal dress. 
Author: W. B. Yeats
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 June 1865  - d. 28 January 1939
  
 An ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle. 
Author: Walter Bagehot
Nationality: English
b. 3 February 1826  - d. 28 March 1877
  
 An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along. 
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Nationality: English
b. December 1903  - d.  December 1966
  
 And almost everyone when age, Disease, or sorrows strike him, Inclines to think there is a God, Or something very like Him. 
Author: Arthur Hugh Clough
Nationality: English
b. 1 January 1819  - d. 13 November 1861
  
 Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise. 
Author: Margaret Eleanor Atwood
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1939
  
 Archaeologists are underpaid publicity agents for deceased royalty. 
Author: John Agar
Nationality: American
b. 31 January 1921  - d. 7 April 2002
  
 Aristocracy has three successive ages. First superiority, then privileges and finally vanities. Having passed from the first, it degenerates in the second and dies in the third. 
Author: François Rene de Chateaubriand
Nationality: French
b. 4 September 1768  - d. 4 July 1848
  
 As a white candle In a holy place, So is the beauty Of an aged face. 
Author: Joseph Campbell
Nationality: American
b. 26 March 1904  - d. 30 October 1987
  
 As I give thought to the matter, I find four causes for the apparent misery of old age; first, it withdraws us from active accomplishments; second, it renders the body less powerful; third, it deprives us of almost all forms of enjoyment; fourth, it stands not far from death. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 As we learned from the Clinton administration and much of the media, a machine gun in the hands of a federal agent is now a symbol of benevolence and concern for a child's well-being. 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 At my age the bones are water in the morning until food is given them. 
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Nationality: American
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1973
  
 At the age of six years I wanted to be a chef. At the age of seven I wanted to be Napoleon. My ambitions have continued to grow at the same rate ever since. 
Author: Salvador Dali
Nationality: Spanish
b. 11 May 1904  - d. 23 January 1989
  
 At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit, and at forty, the judgement. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Avarice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi. 
Author: Oprah Winfrey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1954
  
 Boys are beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years. 
Author: James Thurber
Nationality: American
b. 08 December 1894  - d. 02 November 1961
  
 Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men. 
Author: Kin Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. December 1868  - d.  December 1930
  
 Bumping into Jeff Kennett at an airport, I thanked him for considerably prolonging my mother's life. No, he hadn't passed a piece of legislation granting boons to old age pensioners. Rather, my mother would sit in front of the telly, waiting for the news, just so she could scream abuse at images of the then Victorian premier. 'You gave her a reason to live,' I explained. He seemed very touched. John Howard fills the same role for me. 
Author: Phillip Adams
Nationality: Australian
b. 12 July 1939
  
 But the good deed, through the ages, Living in historic pages, Brighter grows and gleams immortal, Unconsumed by moth or rust. 
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1807  - d. 24 March 1882
  
 By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 By the age of twenty, any young man should know whether or not he is to be a specialist and just where his tastes lie. By postponing the question we have set on immaturity a premium which controls most American personality to its deathbed. 
Author: Professor Robert Silliman Hillyer
Nationality: American
b. 3 June 1895  - d. 24 December 1961
  
 Cato requested old men not to add the disgrace of wickedness to old age, which was accompanied with many other evils. 
Author: Archimedes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 287  - d.  December 212
  
 Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age. 
Author: Booth Tarkington
Nationality: American
b. 29 July 1869  - d. 19 May 1946
  
 Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency. 
Author: Raymond Chandler
Nationality: American
b. December 1888  - d.  December 1959
  
 Childhood: The period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age. 
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1842  - d.  December 1914
  
 Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom. 
Author: William Pitt the Elder
Nationality: English
b. 15 November 1708  - d. 11 May 1778
  
 Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Count your life by smiles, not tears.Count your age by friends, not years. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Crabbed age and youth cannot live together: Youth is full of pleasance, age is full of care. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Discern of the coming on of years, and think not to do the same things still; for age will not be defied. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. 
Author: Dylan Thomas
Nationality: Welsh
b. 27 October 1914  - d. 9 November 1953
  
 Drunkenness is the ruin of a person. It is premature old age. It is temporary death. 
Author: Basil
Nationality: Cappadocian
b. December 329  - d. 1 January 379
  
 Each natural agent works but to this end, To render that it works on like itself. 
Author: George Chapman
Nationality: English
b. December 1557  - d. 12 May 1634
  
 Earth groans beneath religion's iron age, And priests dare babble of a God of peace Even whilst their hands are red with guilty blood. 
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Nationality: English
b. 4 August 1792  - d. 8 July 1822
  
 Education is the best provision for old age. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 Enjoy your youth, old age will come soon enough. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Greek   
 Eternity has no grey hairs! The Rowers fade, the heart withers, man grows old and dies, the world lies down in the sepulchre of ages, but time writes no wrinkles on the brow of eternity. 
Author: Reginald Heber
Nationality: English
b. 21 April 1783  - d. 3 April 1826
  
 Every generation enjoys the use of a vast hoard bequeathed to it by antiquity, and transmits that hoard, augmented By fresh acquisitions, to future ages. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 Expedients are for the hour; principles for the ages. 
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1813  - d. 8 March 1887
  
 Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age. 
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1842  - d.  December 1914
  
 Experience: A revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age. 
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1842  - d.  December 1914
  
 Fate! There is no fate. Between the thought and the success God is the only agent. 
Author: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Nationality: English
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 18 January 1873
  
 Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age. 
Author: Victor Hugo
Nationality: French
b. December 1802  - d.  December 1885
  
 Freedom from labor itself is not new; it once belonged among the most firmly established privileges of the few.In this instance, it seems as though scientific progress and technical developments had been only taken advantage of to achieve something about which all former ages dreamed but which none had been able to realize. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 From birth to age eighteen, a girl needs good parents. From eighteen to thirty-five, she needs good looks. From thirty-five to fifty-five, she needs a good personality. From fifty five on, she needs good cash. 
Author: Sophie Tucker
Nationality: American
b. 13 January 1884  - d. 9 February 1966
  
 Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth. 
Author: Denis Diderot
Nationality: French
b. 5 October 1713  - d. 31 July 1784
  
 Gloria Steinem's marriage is proof positive of the emotional desperation of ageing feminists who for over 30 years worshiped the steely career woman and callously trashed stay-at-home moms. 
Author: Camille Paglia
Nationality: American
b. 2 April 1947
  
 Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of Literatureity. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters. 
Author: Daniel Webster
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1782  - d. 24 October 1852
  
 Gray hair is a sign of age, not wisdom. 
Author: Greek Proverb
Nationality: American   
 Habit is . . . the enormous flywheel of society, its most precious conservative agent. It alone is what keeps us all within the bounds of ordinance. 
Author: William James
Nationality: American
b. 11 January 1842  - d. 26 August 1910
  
 Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king, he would not in mine age Have left me naked to mine enemies. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 He to whom the present is the only thing that is present, knows nothing of the age in which he lives. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 He was not of an age, but for all time! 
Author: Ben Jonson
Nationality: English
b. 11 June 1572  - d. 06 August 1637
  
 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. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these. 
Author: George Washington Carver
Nationality: American
b. January 1864  - d. 5 January 1943
  
 How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete. 
Author: C. S. Lewis
Nationality: English
b. 29 November 1898  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 I am grown peaceful as old age tonight. I regret a little, I would change still less. 
Author: Robert Browning
Nationality: English
b. 7 May 1812  - d. 12 December 1889
  
 I bear personal witness through seven years as a chief weapons inspector in Iraq for the United Nations to both the scope of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs and the effectiveness of the UN weapons inspectors in ultimately eliminating them. While we were never able to provide 100 percent certainty regarding the disposition of Iraq's proscribed weaponry, we did ascertain a 90-95 percent level of verified disarmament. This figure takes into account the destruction or dismantling of every major factory associated with prohibited weapons manufacture, all significant items of production equipment, and the majority of the weapons and agent produced by Iraq.  
Author: Scott Ritter
Nationality: American
b. 15 July 1961
  
 I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiousity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. 
Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 10 October 1884  - d. 7 November 1962
  
 I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hand of the husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to forment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation... Men of sense in all ages abhor those customs which treat us only as the vassals of your sex; regard us then as being placed by Providence under your protection, and in imitation of the Supreme Being make use of that power only for our happiness. 
Author: Abigail Adams
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1744  - d. 28 October 1818
  
 I detest life-insurance agents; they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so. 
Author: Stephen Butler Leacock
Nationality: British
b. 30 December 1869  - d. 28 March 1944
  
 I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates. 
Author: George Eliot
Nationality: English
b. 22 November 1819  - d. 22 December 1880
  
 I grow more intense as I age. 
Author: Florida Scott-Maxwell
Nationality: American   
 I have always felt that a woman has the right to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity until, perhaps, she passes into the realm of over ninety. Then it is better she be candid with herself and with the world. 
Author: Helena Rubinstein
Nationality: American
b. 25 December 1870  - d. 01 April 1965
  
 I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming... suddenly you find - at the age of 50, say - that a whole new life has opened before you. 
Author: Agatha Christie
Nationality: English
b. 15 September 1890  - d. 12 January 1976
  
 I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don't have to. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 I never feel age. If you have creative work, you don't have age or time. 
Author: Louise Nevelson
Nationality: American
b. 23 September 1900  - d. 17 April 1988
  
 I send no agent or medium, offer no representative of value, 
Author: Walt Whitman
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1819  - d. 26 March 1892
  
 I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. 
Author: Robert Frost
Nationality: American
b. 26 March 1874  - d. 29 January 1963
  
 I smoke 10 to 15 cigars a day, at my age I have to hold on to something. 
Author: George Burns
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1896  - d. 9 March 1996
  
 I think age is a very high price to pay for maturity. 
Author: Tom Stoppard
Nationality: British
b. 3 July 1937
  
 I think middle-age is the best time, if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience which often sets in at about fifty. 
Author: William Ralph Inge
Nationality: English
b. 6 June 1860  - d. 26 February 1954
  
 I think that much of our trouble comes from accepting the premise - becoming ever more firmly embedded in law) that a corporation is a person, with an individual's 'rights' and 'privileges'. I don't believe that an amoral entity with a profit-making agenda should be considered a 'person'. Corporations defend their rights to advertise and monopolize the media as 'freedom of expression'. How would society look if corporations weren't accorded these 'rights'? 
Author: John Ralston Saul
Nationality: Canadian
b. 19 June 1947
  
 I think we're losing our sense of humor instead of being able to relax and laugh at ourselves. I don't care whether it's ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, or whose ox is being gored. 
Author: Betty Marion White
Nationality: Canadian
b. 17 January 1922
  
 I was born at the age of twelve on an MGM lot. 
Author: Judy Garland
Nationality: American
b. 10 June 1922  - d. 22 June 1969
  
 I wish to be cremated. One tenth of my ashes shall be given to my agent, as written in our contract. 
Author: Groucho Marx
Nationality: American
b. 2 October 1890  - d. 19 July 1977
  
 I would go out with women my age, but there are no women my age. 
Author: George Burns
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1896  - d. 9 March 1996
  
 I'm 65 and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. But if there were fifteen months in every year, I'd only be 48. That's the trouble with us. We number everything. Take women, for example. I think they deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of 28 and 40. 
Author: James Thurber
Nationality: American
b. 08 December 1894  - d. 02 November 1961
  
 If age imparted wisdom, there wouldn't be any old fools. 
Author: Claudia Young
Nationality: American   
 If there is any period one would desire to be born in, is it not the age of Revolution; when the old and the new stand side by side...when the glories of the old can be compensated by the rich possibilities of the new era? This time...is a very good one... 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 If we didn't live adventurously, plucking the wild goat by the beard, and trembling over precipices, we should never be depressed, I've no doubt; but already should be faded, fatalistic and aged. 
Author: Virginia Woolf
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1882  - d. 28 March 1941
  
 If we didn't live venturously, plucking the wild goat by the beard, and trembling over precipices, we should never be depressed, I've no doubt; but already should be faded, fatalistic and aged. 
Author: Virginia Woolf
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1882  - d. 28 March 1941
  
 If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age. 
Author: George Burns
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1896  - d. 9 March 1996
  
 If youth but had the knowledge and old age the strength. 
Author: French Proverb
Nationality: American   
 If youth only knew, and if old age only could. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. Imagination has given us the steam engine, the telephone, the talking-machine, and the automobile, for these things had to be dreamed of before they became realities. So I believe that dreams - daydreams, you know, with your eyes wide open and your brain machinery whizzing--are likely to lead to the betterment of the world. The imaginative child will become the imaginative man or woman most apt to invent, and therefore to foster, civilization. 
Author: L. Frank Baum
Nationality: American
b. 15 May 1856  - d. 6 May 1919
  
 In my youth, I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order. 
Author: Will Durant
Nationality: American
b. 05 November 1885  - d. 07 November 1981
  
 In regard to religion, mutual toleration in the different professions thereof is what all good and candid minds in all ages have ever practiced, and both by precept and example inculcated on mankind ...  
Author: Samuel Adams
Nationality: American
b. 27 September 1722  - d. 2 October 1803
  
 In the months preceding the war, the Administration made a detailed case about Iraq's extensive weapons capabilities. It said Iraq had not accounted for 25,000 litres; 38,000 litres of botulinum toxin; 500 tonnes of saris, mustard and VX nerve agent; and 30,000 munitions able to deliver chemical agents. In a sign of the pressure to find the proscribed weapons, the administration pledged yesterday to redouble efforts, announcing rewards for Iraqis who help to uncover hidden weapons and documentation. 
Author: Glenn Kessler
Nationality: American
b. 06 July 1959
  
 In this age of the rule of brute force, it is almost impossible for anyone to believe that any one else could possibly reject the law of the final supremacy of brute force. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 In this age when there can be no losers in peace and no victors in war, we must recognize the obligation to match national strength with national restraint. 
Author: Lyndon Johnson
Nationality: Indian   
 In what other business can a guy my age drink martinis, smoke cigars and sing? I think all people who retire ought to go into show business. I've been retired all my life.  
Author: George Burns
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1896  - d. 9 March 1996
  
 In youth we learn; in age we understand. 
Author: Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. 13 September 1830  - d. 12 March 1916
  
 In youth we run into difficulties, in old age difficulties run into us. 
Author: Josh Billings
Nationality: American
b. 20 April 1818  - d. 14 October 1885
  
 Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful. 
Author: Margaret Mead
Nationality: American
b. 16 December 1901  - d. 15 November 1978
  
 Intolerance has been the curse of every age and state. 
Author: Samuel Davies
Nationality: American
b. December 1723  - d.  December 1761
  
 Invention is the talent of youth, as judgement is of age. 
Author: Jonathan Swift
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 November 1667  - d. 19 October 1745
  
 Is America a land of God where saints abide for ever? Where golden fields spread fair and broad, where flows the crystal river? Certainly not flush with saints, and a good thing, too, for the saints sent buzzing into man's ken now are but poor-mouthed ecclesiastical film stars and cliche-shouting publicity agents. Their little knowledge bringing them nearer to their ignorance, ignorance bringing them nearer to death, but nearness to death, no nearer to God. 
Author: Sean O'Casey
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 March 1880  - d. 18 September 1964
  
 It is a blessed thing that in every age someone has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions. 
Author: Robert G. Ingersoll
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1833  - d. 21 July 1899
  
 It is a commonplace that the history of civilisation is largely the history of weapons. In particular, the connection between the discovery of gunpowder and the overthrow of feudalism by the bourgeoisie has been pointed out over and over again. And though I have no doubt exceptions can be brought forward, I think the following rule would be found to be generally true: that ages in which the dominant weapon is expensive or difficult to make will be ages of despotism, whereas when the dominant weapon is cheap and simple, the common people have a chance. Thus, for example, tanks, battleships and bombing planes are inherently tyrannical weapons, while rifles, muskets, long-bows and hand-grenades are inherently democratic weapons. A complex weapon makes the strong stronger, while a simple weapon - so long as there is no answer to it - gives claws to the weak. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides. 
Author: George Sand
Nationality: French
b. December 1804  - d.  December 1876
  
 It is a noteworthy fact that kicking and beating have played so considerable a part in the habits which necessity has imposed on mankind in past ages that the only way of preventing civilized men from beating and kicking their wives is to organize games in which they can kick and beat balls. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 It is an axiom, enforced by all the experience of the ages, that they who rule industrially will rule politically. 
Author: Aneurin Bevan
Nationality: British
b. 15 November 1897  - d. 6 July 1960
  
 It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it.All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment; in these qualities old age is usually not only not poorer, but is even richer. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart. 
Author: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Nationality: English
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 18 January 1873
  
 It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 It is one of the maladies of our age to profess a frenzied allegiance to truth in unimportant matters, to refuse consistently to face her where graver issues are at stake. 
Author: Janos Arany
Nationality: Hungarian
b. 2 March 1817  - d. 22 October 1882
  
 It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who, by their rivalry for greatness, divided a whole age. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 It little profits that an idle king, By this still hearth, among these barren crags, Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole Unequal laws unto a savage race. 
Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson
Nationality: English
b. 6 August 1809  - d. 6 October 1892
  
 It seems to me that perfection of means and confusion of goals seems to characterize our age. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 It was one of the deadliest and heaviest feelings of my life to feel that I was no longer a boy. From that moment I began to grow old in my own esteem-and in my esteem age is not estimable. 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 It was one of the liest and heaviest feelings of my life to feel that I was no longer a boy. From that moment I began to grow old in my own esteem - and in my esteem age is not estimable. 
Author: Anatole France
Nationality: French
b. 16 April 1844  - d. 12 October 1924
  
 It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it ws the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us; we were all going directly to Heaven, we were all going the other way. 
Author: Charles Dickens
Nationality: English
b. 7 February 1812  - d. 9 June 1870
  
 It was very much a law designed with a lot of political agenda behind it, very much directed against the media, and it's a law that I don't think a lot of journalists would be comfortable with because on the other side, it's quite proper for a juror to approach the media without a fee and deliver the story. 
Author: Richard Ackland
Nationality: Australian   
 It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it's the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses. 
Author: Virginia Woolf
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1882  - d. 28 March 1941
  
 It's not that age brings childhood back again, Age merely shows what children we remain. 
Author: German Proverb
Nationality: English   
 Jazz is the folk music of the machine age. 
Author: Paul Whiteman
Nationality: American
b. 28 March 1890  - d. 29 December 1967
  
 John Grubby, who was short and stout And troubled with religious doubt, Refused about the age of three To sit upon the curate's knee. 
Author: G. K. Chesterton
Nationality: English
b. 29 May 1874  - d. 16 June 1936
  
 Kneeling in prayer, and not ashamed to pray, The tumult of the time disconsolate To inarticulate murmurs dies away, While the eternal ages watch and wait. 
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1807  - d. 24 March 1882
  
 Knowledge always desires increase; it is like fire, which must first be kindled by some external agent, But which will afterwards propagate itself. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 Knowledge is comfortable and a necessary retreat and shelter for us in advanced age, but if we do not plant it while young, it will give us no shade when we grow old. 
Author: Earl Philip Dormer Stanhope
Nationality: English
b. 22 September 1694  - d. 24 March 1773
  
 Last, but by no means least, courage - moral courage, the courage of one's convictions, the courage to see things through. The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle - the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your conscience on the other. 
Author: Douglas MacArthur
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1880  - d. 5 April 1964
  
 Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life. 
Author: Robert Byrne
Nationality: American
b. 20 April 1928
  
 Legend: a lie that has attained the dignity of age. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 Let us be happy while we are young, for after carefree youth and careworn age, the earth will hold us also. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power. 
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 Life should begin with age and its privileges and accumulations, and end with youth and its capacity to splendidly enjoy such advantages. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 Love grants in a moment what toil can hardly achieve in an age. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 Love has power to give in a moment what toil can scarcely reach in an age. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old. 
Author: John Ciardi
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1916  - d. 30 March 1986
  
 Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; And every little absence is an age. 
Author: John Dryden
Nationality: English
b. 19 August 1631  - d. 12 May 1700
  
 Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk; it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine. 
Author: Emily Dickinson
Nationality: American
b. 10 December 1830  - d. 15 May 1886
  
 Luckless is the country in which the symbols of procreation are the objects of shame, while the agents of destruction are honored! And yet you call that member your pudendum, or shameful part, as if there were anything more glorious than creating life, or anything more atrocious than taking it away. 
Author: Cyrano de Bergerac
Nationality: French
b. 6 March 1619  - d. 28 July 1655
  
 Many a man that couldn't direct you to the drug store on the corner when he was 3 will get a respectful hearing when age has further impaired his mind. 
Author: Finley Peter Dunne
Nationality: American
b. 10 July 1867  - d. 24 April 1936
  
 Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, controls youth, and delights old age. 
Author: Lactantius
Nationality: Latin
b. December 240  - d.  December 3320
  
 Men are like wine some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age. 
Author: Pope John XXIII
Nationality: Italian
b. 28 November 1881  - d. 3 June 1963
  
 Men of age object too much, consult too long, Adventure too little, repent too soon, And seldom drive business home to the full period, But content themselves with a mediocrity of success. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike. 
Author: Alexander Hamilton
Nationality: American
b. 11 January 1757  - d. 12 July 1804
  
 Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day's work an achievement for eternity. 
Author: Gabriel Heatter
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1890  - d. 30 March 1972
  
 Middle age is the time of life that a man first notices in his wife. 
Author: Richard Armour
Nationality: American
b. December 1906  - d.  December 1989
  
 Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else. 
Author: Ogden Nash
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1902  - d. 19 May 1971
  
 Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle. 
Author: Bob Hope
Nationality: American
b. December 1903  - d.  December 2003
  
 Middle age snuffs out more talent than ever wars or sudden deaths do. 
Author: Richard Hughes
Nationality: Welsh
b. 19 April 1900  - d. 28 April 1976
  
 Most men who are not married by the age of thirty-five are either homosexual or really smart. 
Author: Becky Rodenbeck
Nationality: Welsh   
 Much of the wisdom of one age, is the folly of the next. 
Author: Charles Simmons
Nationality: Welsh   
 My son is 7 years old. I am 54. It has taken me a great many years to reach that age. I am more respected in the community, I am stronger, I am more intelligent and I think I am better than he is. I don't want to be a pal, I want to be a father. 
Author: Clifton Fadiman
Nationality: American
b. 15 May 1904  - d. 20 June 1999
  
 Nature abhors the old, and old age seems the only disease; All others run into this one. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Nice to be here? At my age it's nice to be anywhere. 
Author: George Burns
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1896  - d. 9 March 1996
  
 No person is ever good for much, that hasn't been swept off their feet by enthusiasm between ages twenty and thirty. 
Author: James A. Froude
Nationality: English
b. 23 April 1818  - d. 20 October 1894
  
 Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty. 
Author: Edward Hoagland
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1932
  
 Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired. 
Author: Titus Maccius Plautus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 254  - d.  December 184
  
 Not every age is fit for childish sports. 
Author: Titus Maccius Plautus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 254  - d.  December 184
  
 Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid. 
Author: Soren Kierkegaard
Nationality: Danish
b. 5 May 1813  - d. 11 November 1855
  
 Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Nothing is more dishonorable than an old man, heavy with years, who has no other evidence of his having lived long except his age. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 Now is the age of anxiety. 
Author: W. H. Auden
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1907  - d. 29 September 1973
  
 O for a draught of vintage! that hath been Cool'd a long age in the deep-delved earth. 
Author: John Keats
Nationality: English
b. 31 October 1795  - d. 23 February 1821
  
 Observation, not old age, brings wisdom. 
Author: Publilius Syrus
Nationality: Syrian
b. December 85  - d.  December 43
  
 Of all the portions of life it is in the two twilights, childhood and age, that tears fall with the most frequency; like the dew at dawn and eve. 
Author: William Rounseville Alger
Nationality: American
b. December 1822  - d.  December 1905
  
 It ought to be part of the training of all teachers to be taught to recognize the marks of unusual intelligence in children and to restrain the irritation caused in themselves by anything so unusual. Until this is done, a large proportion of the best talent in America will be persecuted out of existence before the age of fifteen. 
Author: Bertrand Russell
Nationality: British
b. 18 May 1872  - d. 2 February 1970
  
 Of newspaper barons: Power without responsibility - the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages. 
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Nationality: English
b. 30 December 1865  - d. 18 January 1936
  
 Old age brings on problems. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 Old age equalizes- we are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world. 
Author: Jane Ellen Harrison
Nationality: British
b. 9 September 1850  - d. 5 April 1928
  
 Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold and have escaped, not from one master, but from many. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 Old age has its aches and pains. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Greek   
 Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 Old age has its problems. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 Old age is a shipwreck. 
Author: Charles de Gaulle
Nationality: French
b. 22 November 1890  - d. 9 November 1970
  
 Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death. 
Author: Herman Melville
Nationality: American
b. 1 August 1819  - d. 28 September 1891
  
 Old age is an incurable disease. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 Old age is an island surrounded by death. 
Author: Juan Montalvo
Nationality: Ecuadorian
b. 13 April 1832  - d. 17 January 1889
  
 Old age is by nature rather talkative. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul. 
Author: Andre Maurois
Nationality: French
b. 26 July 1885  - d. 9 October 1967
  
 Old age is fifteen years older than I am. 
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Nationality: American
b. 29 August 1809  - d. 7 October 1894
  
 Old age is no such uncomfortable thing if one gives oneself up to it with a good grace, and don't drag it about 'To midnight dances and the public show'. 
Author: Horace Walpole
Nationality: English
b. December 1717  - d.  December 1797
  
 Old age is not a disease- it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternatives. 
Author: Maurice Chevalier
Nationality: French
b. 12 September 1889  - d. 1 January 1972
  
 Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 Old age is, so to speak, the sanctuary of ills: they all take refuge in it. 
Author: Antiphanes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 408  - d.  December 334
  
 Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to. 
Author: Joe Gores
Nationality: American
b. 25 December 1931  - d. 10 January 2011
  
 Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift; in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate. 
Author: Soren Kierkegaard
Nationality: Danish
b. 5 May 1813  - d. 11 November 1855
  
 Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great Literatureity, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Old age, it's the only disease... that you don't look forward to being cured of. 
Movie: Citizen Kane
Nationality: American
Released: December 1941
  
 There have been four sorts of ages in the world's history. There have been ages when everybody thought they knew everything, ages when nobody thought they knew anything, ages when clever people thought they knew much and stupid people thought they knew little, and ages when stupid people thought they knew much and clever people thought they knew little. The first sort of age is one of stability, the second of slow decay, the third of progress, the fourth of disaster. All primitive ages belong to the first sort: no one has any doubt as to the tribal religion, the wisdom of ancient customs, or the magic by which good crops are to be secured; consequently everyone is happy in the absence of some tangible reason, such as starvation, for being unhappy. 
Author: Bertrand Russell
Nationality: British
b. 18 May 1872  - d. 2 February 1970
  
 One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young. 
Author: Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Nationality: American
b. December 1879  - d.  December 1958
  
 One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that, would tell one anything. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 One thing only has been lent to youth and age in common-discontent. 
Author: Matthew Arnold
Nationality: English
b. 24 December 1822  - d. 15 April 1888
  
 Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits. 
Author: Hervey Allen
Nationality: American
b. 8 December 1889  - d. 28 December 1949
  
 Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography. 
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Nationality: English
b. December 1903  - d.  December 1966
  
 Our age knows nothing but reaction, and leaps from one extreme to another. 
Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1892  - d. 1 June 1971
  
 Ours is the age of substitutes: instead of language, we have jargon; instead of principles, slogans; and instead of genuine ideas, bright ideas. 
Author: Eric Bentley
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1916
  
 Patience makes a woman beautiful in middle age. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age. 
Author: Adlai Stevenson II
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1900  - d. 14 July 1965
  
 People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they're all asleep at the switch. Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error. 
Author: Florence King
Nationality: American
b. 05 January 1936
  
 Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem - in my opinion - to characterize our age. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunites for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults. 
Author: Eric Hoffer
Nationality: American
b. 25 July 1902  - d. 21 May 1983
  
 Plain truth will influence half a score of men at most in a nation, or an age, while mystery will lead millions by the nose. 
Author: Henry St. John Bolingbroke
Nationality: English
b. 16 September 1678  - d. 12 December 1751
  
 Power without responsibility - the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages. 
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Nationality: English
b. 30 December 1865  - d. 18 January 1936
  
 Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Reminiscences makes one feel so deliciously aged and sad. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Remove the expression nerve agents whenever it comes up in wireless instructions. 
Author: Colin Powel
Nationality: American
b. 5 April 1937
  
 Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee. 
Author: Augustus Montague Toplady
Nationality: English
b. 4 November 1740  - d. 11 August 1778
  
 Rumpole has been around since 1975. How has he changed over the years? I don't think he's changed at all. He's like Sherlock Holmes - he doesn't seem to age. He stays the same. But then I'm not a great believer that people change. People who write Hollywood scripts always think that characters have to learn things and change and develop. I think nobody learns anything. I think they make the same mistakes throughout their lives till they drop dead.  
Author: John Mortimer
Nationality: British
b. 21 April 1923  - d. 16 January 2009
  
 Saturn joined with Scorpio, transiting toward Sagittarius, At its highest ascendant, Pest, Famine, Death through military hand, The century as well as the Age approaches its renewal.  
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 Seek ye counsel of the aged for their eyes have looked on the faces of the years and their ears have hardened to the voices of Life. Even if their counsel is displeasing to you, pay heed to them. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 Senescence begins And middle age ends, The day your descendants, Outnumber your friends. 
Author: Ogden Nash
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1902  - d. 19 May 1971
  
 Setting an example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing. 
Author: William Faulkner
Nationality: American
b. 25 September 1897  - d. 06 July 1962
  
 Shouldn't someone tag Mr Kennedy's bold new imaginative program with its proper age? Under the tousled boyish haircut is still old Karl Marx-first launched a century ago. There is nothing new in the idea of a government being Big Brother. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 Paulette: So what's a girl to do? He's a guy who followed his pecker to greener pastures. I'm a middle aged, high school drop out with stretch marks and a fat ass. 
Movie: Legally Blonde
Nationality: American
Released: December 2001
  
 Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone; all leave it Alone. 
Author: Thomas de Quincey
Nationality: English
b. 15 August 1785  - d. 8 December 1859
  
 Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence... too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 Some women get better with age. 
Author: Irish Proverb
Nationality: American   
 Supreme art is a traditional statement of certain heroic and religious truth, passed on from age to age, modified by individual genius, but never abandoned. 
Author: W. B. Yeats
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 June 1865  - d. 28 January 1939
  
 Talking is a disease of age. 
Author: Ben Jonson
Nationality: English
b. 11 June 1572  - d. 06 August 1637
  
 That age is best which is the first When youth and blood are warmer. 
Author: Robert Herrick
Nationality: English
b. December 1591  - d.  December 1674
  
 The age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists and calculators has succeeded: and the glory of Europe is extinguished for ever. 
Author: Edmund Burke
Nationality: Irish
b. 12 January 1729  - d. 9 July 1797
  
 The age of great men is going; The epoch of the ant-hill, Of life in multiplicity, is beginning. 
Author: Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Nationality: Swiss
b. 27 September 1821  - d. 11 May 1881
  
 The ageing aren't only the old; the ageing are all of us. 
Author: Alexandra Robbins
Nationality: Swiss
b. December 1976
  
 The busiest of living agents are certain dead men's thoughts. 
Author: Christian Nestell Bovee
Nationality: American
b. December 1820  - d.  December 1904
  
 The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different. 
Author: Aldous Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 26 July 1894  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 The child thinks of growing old as an almost obscene calamity, which for some mysterious reason will never happen to itself. All who have passed the age of thirty are joyless grotesques, endlessly fussing about things of no importance and staying alive without, so far as the child can see, having anything to live for. Only child life is real life. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age. 
Author: W. H. Auden
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1907  - d. 29 September 1973
  
 The complete life, the perfect pattern, includes old age as well as youth and maturity. The beauty of the morning and the radiance of noon are good, but it would be a very silly person who drew the curtains and turned on the light in order to shut out the tranquillity of the evening. Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 The Constitution of the United States is not a mere lawyers' document; it is a vehicle of life, and its spirit is always the spirit of the age. 
Author: Nadia Boulanger
Nationality: French
b. 16 September 1887  - d. 22 October 1979
  
 The engineer is the key figure in the material progress of the world. It is his engineering that makes a reality of the potential value of science by translating scientific knowledge into tools, resources, energy and labor to bring them into the service of man. To make contributions of this kind the engineer requires the imagination to visualize the needs of society and to appreciate what is possible as well as the technological and broad social age understanding to bring his vision to reality. 
Author: Sir Ashby
Nationality: French   
 The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you're learning you're not old. 
Author: Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1921
  
 The force that through the green fuse drives the flower Drives my green age; that blasts the roots of trees Is my destroyer. 
Author: Dylan Thomas
Nationality: Welsh
b. 27 October 1914  - d. 9 November 1953
  
 The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next. 
Author: Matthew Arnold
Nationality: English
b. 24 December 1822  - d. 15 April 1888
  
 The golden age never was the present age. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 The greatest events of an age are its best thoughts. Thought finds its way into action. 
Author: Christian Nestell Bovee
Nationality: American
b. December 1820  - d.  December 1904
  
 The heads of strong old age are beautiful beyond all grace of youth. 
Author: John Robinson Jeffers
Nationality: American
b. 10 January 1887  - d. 20 January 1962
  
 The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse; always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older. 
Author: Philip Dormer Stanhope
Nationality: English
b. 22 September 1694  - d. 24 March 1773
  
 The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next. 
Author: Helen Adams Keller
Nationality: American
b. 27 June 1880  - d. 1 June 1968
  
 The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return. 
Author: Maria Edgeworth
Nationality: English
b. 1 January 1767  - d. 22 May 1849
  
 The hydrogen bomb is history's exclamation point. It ends an age-long sentence of manifest violence. 
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 July 1911  - d. 31 December 1980
  
 The lapse of ages changes all things - time, language, the earth, the bounds of the sea, the stars of the sky, and every thing 'about, around, and underneath' man, except man himself 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 The last ones to go in a drought are the emus and the stock and station agents. 
Author: Tom Harvey
Nationality: English   
 The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reach us. So it is with great men who died centuries yers ago, but still reach us with the the radiation of their personalities. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 The mind of age is like a lamp Whose oil is running thin; One moment it is shining bright, Then darkness closes in. 
Author: K?lid?sa
Nationality: Indian
b. December 450
  
 The old believe everything: the middle-aged suspect everything: the young know everything. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 The only people helped by the death tax are lawyers, accountants, and IRS agents. 
Author: Bob Schaffer
Nationality: American
b. 24 July 1962
  
 The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous in old age. 
Author: George Santayana
Nationality: Spanish
b. 16 December 1863  - d. 26 September 1952
  
 The power is yours, but not the sight; You see not upon what you tread; You have the ages for your guide, But not the wisdom to be led. 
Author: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Nationality: American
b. 22 December 1869  - d. 6 April 1935
  
 The pride of youth is in strength and beauty, the pride of old age is in discretion. 
Author: Democritus of Abdera
Nationality: Greek
b. December 460  - d.  December 370
  
 The Republicans know theirs is the wrong agenda for African Americans. They don't even want to count you in the census. 
Author: Al Gore
Nationality: American
b. 31 March 1948
  
 The ruins of himself! now worn away With age, yet still majestic in decay. 
Author: Homer
Nationality: Greek   
 The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow. I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment. 
Author: Sir Rabindranath Tagore
Nationality: Indian
b. 7 May 1861  - d. 7 August 1941
  
 The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. 
Author: Aldous Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 26 July 1894  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. 
Author: Lucille Ball
Nationality: American
b. 6 August 1911  - d. 26 April 1989
  
 The seeds of repentance are sown in youth by pleasure, But the harvest is reaped in age by pain. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 The skull lay tilted in such a manner that it stared, sightless, up at me as though I, too, were already caught a few feet above him in the strata and, in my turn, were staring upward at that strip of sky which the ages were carrying farther away from me. 
Author: Loren Corey Eiseley
Nationality: American
b. 03 September 1907  - d. 09 July 1977
  
 The surest sign of age is loneliness. 
Author: Amos Bronson Alcott
Nationality: American
b. 29 November 1799  - d. 4 March 1888
  
 The term consumerism has been current since the middle 1960s, about the same length of time as the Department of Transportation itself. Literally interpreted, the word means 'an ideology based on the opposite of being productive.' This ideology has caused enormous changes in the American economy. At one time complaining was a cottage industry. The typical maker of complaints gave them to (or traded them with) friends and family members. Sometimes the complaints were sent to newspapers or included in prayers. Friends, family, the press and God then ignored the complaints. In the sixties, however, various consumer advocates began to help complainers find a market for their wares. There is only one organization that is required to take everyone and their complaints seriously. So the government became the foremost grumble customer. And it is, of course, the government's bureaucratic agencies who have to do the buying. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 The typical American of today has lost all the love of liberty, that his forefathers had, and all their disgust of emotion, and pride in self- reliance. He is led no longer by Davy Crocketts; he is led by cheer leaders, press agents, word mongers, uplifters. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 The ultimate indignity in a hospital, is to be given a bedpan by a stranger who calls you by your first name. 
Author: Maggie Kuhn
Nationality: American
b. 03 August 1905  - d. 22 April 1995
  
 The wisdom of the wise and the experience of ages may be preserved by quotation. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations. 
Author: William Feather
Nationality: American
b. 25 August 1889  - d. 7 January 1981
  
 The wiser mind Mourns less for what age takes away Than what it leaves behind. 
Author: William Wordsworth
Nationality: English
b. 7 April 1770  - d. 23 April 1850
  
 The woman who tells her age is either too young to have anything to lose or too old to have anything to gain. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 The world always had the same bankrupt look, to foregoing ages as to us. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 The year the great seventh number is accomplished, Appearing at the time of the great games of slaughter: Not far from the age of the great millennium, When the dead will come out of their graves.  
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 The years that a woman subtracts form her age are not lost. They are added to other women's. 
Author: Diane de Poitiers
Nationality: French
b. December 1499  - d.  December 1566
  
 There are a lot of men who are healthier at age fifty then they have ever been before, because a lot of their fear is gone. 
Author: Robert Elwood Bly
Nationality: American
b. 223 December 1926
  
 There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified and new prejudices to be opposed. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 There is a time of life somewhere between the sullen fugues of adolescence and the retrenchments of middle age when human nature becomes so absolutely absorbing one wants to be in the city constantly, even at the height of summer. 
Author: Edward Hoagland
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1932
  
 There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity. 
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
Nationality: German
b. 22 February 1788  - d. 21 September 1860
  
 There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age - I missed it coming and going. 
Author: J. B. Priestley
Nationality: English
b. 13 September 1894  - d. 14 August 1984
  
 There's no use trying, she said: one can't believe impossible things. I dare say you haven't had much practice, said the Queen. When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. 
Author: Lewis Carroll
Nationality: English
b. 27 January 1832  - d. 14 January 1898
  
 These are the soul's changes. I don't believe in ageing. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism. 
Author: Virginia Woolf
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1882  - d. 28 March 1941
  
 They have to convert our agenda into something aggressive. Two guys wanting to be happy together are invading their marriages. Helping a kid who's getting beaten up at school is promoting homosexuality. If you gave me a million dollars, I wouldn't know how to promote homosexuality. Do I hire Don King? 
Author: Barney Frank
Nationality: American
b. December 1940
  
 They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. 
Author: Laurence Binyon
Nationality: English
b. 10 August 1869  - d. 10 March 1943
  
 They that have lived a single day have lived an age. 
Author: Jean de la Bruyère
Nationality: French
b. 16 August 1645  - d. 10 May 1696
  
 Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 This is an age in which one cannot find common sense without a search warrant. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that I stopped worrying. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young. 
Author: Sir Arthur Wing Pinero
Nationality: English
b. December 1855  - d.  December 1934
  
 Those who love themselves must be on constant guard lest they yield to evil desires. Once in a lifetime, at least, they should awaken faith, either in youth, or in middle age, or even in old age. 
Author: Gautama Buddha
Nationality: Indian
b. December 563  - d.  December 483
  
 Throughout recorded time there have been three kinds of people in the world, the High, the Middle, and the Low. They have been subdivided in many ways, they have borne countless different names, and their relative numbers, as well as their attitude towards one another, have varied from age to age: but the essential structure of society has never altered. Even after enormous upheavals and seemingly irrevocable changes, the same pattern has always reasserted itself, just as a gyroscope will always return to equilibrium, however far it is pushed one way or the other. The aims of these three groups are entirely irreconcilable. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 Thus fares it still in our decay, And yet the wiser mind Mourns less for what age takes away Than what it leaves behind. 
Author: William Wordsworth
Nationality: English
b. 7 April 1770  - d. 23 April 1850
  
 Time consecrates; And what is grey with age becomes religion. 
Author: Friedrich von Schiller
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1759  - d. 09 May 1805
  
 Time will run back, and fetch the age of gold, And speckl'd vanity Will sicken soon and die. 
Author: John Milton
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1608  - d. 8 November 1674
  
 Time, we know, is relative. You can travel light years through the stars and back, and if you do it at the speed of light then, when you return, you may have aged mere seconds while your twin brother or sister will have aged twenty, thirty, forty or however many years it is, depending on how far you traveled. This will come to you as a profound shock, particularly if you didn't know you had a twin brother or sister. 
Author: Douglas Adams
Nationality: English
b. 11 March 1952  - d. 11 May 2001
  
 To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us. 
Author: William Hazlitt
Nationality: English
b. 10 April 1778  - d. 18 September 1830
  
 To exclude from positions of trust and command all those below the age of 44 would have kept Jefferson from writing the Declaration of Independence, Washington from commanding the Continental Army, Madison from fathering the Constitution, Hamilton from serving as secretary of the treasury, Clay from being elected speaker of the House and Christopher Columbus from discovering America. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age. 
Author: Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Nationality: American
b. 11 November 1836  - d. 19 March 1907
  
 To make good use of life, one should have in youth the experience of advanced years, and in old age the vigor of youth. 
Author: King Stanislaus Leszczynski
Nationality: Polish
b. 20 October 1677  - d. 23 February 1766
  
 To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am. 
Author: Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Nationality: American
b. 11 November 1836  - d. 19 March 1907
  
 To neglect, at any time, preparation for death, is to sleep on our post at a siege; to omit it in old age, is to sleep at an attack. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 To say ''I accept'' in an age like our own is to say that you accept concentration-camps, rubber truncheons, Hitler, Stalin, bombs, aeroplanes, tinned food, machine guns, putsches, purges, slogans, Bedaux belts, gas-masks, submarines, spies, provocateurs, press-censorship, secret prisons, aspirins, Hollywood films and political murder. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 To those who are themselves old enough to be the best judges, thirty-seven is the age at which an attractive woman is in the zenith of her attractiveness, especially if her charms are of the intellectual order. 
Author: Ada Cambridge
Nationality: English
b. December 1844  - d.  December 1926
  
 Today it is prosperity that is externally ugly ... we sit starving amidst our gold, the Midas of the Ages. 
Author: William Morris
Nationality: English
b. 24 March 1834  - d. 03 October 1896
  
 Tolerance comes with age. I see no fault committed that I myself could not have committed at some time or other. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 True love is not rare at the age of a teen, but recognizing it as true love is. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: German   
 Truly now is the golden age; The highest honour comes by means of gold; By gold love is procured. 
Author: Ovid
Nationality: Roman
b. December 43  - d.  December 17
  
 Truth and the knowledge of the ages are often the hardest and most intangible thing to learn in life. But, once comprehended and fully understood, they will provide the possessor with a wealth of wisdom and insight more valuable than both gold and diamonds combined. 
Author: Joseph P. Martino
Nationality: American
b. December 1937
  
 Truth-telling and persuasion are better instruments of action in American democracy than lying, control and demagogy as long as citizens respond to 'the better angels of our nature.' The presidency is the seat of power and an engine for policy making, but it is also a moral agent for the articulation of the ideals of American democracy. The character of American governmental institutions and political culture invites presidents to be moral leaders. 
Author: Ervin C. Hargrove
Nationality: American   
 Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age, and to imagine right up to the brink of death that life is only beginning. I think that is the only way to keep adding to one's talent, to one's affections, and one's inner happiness. 
Author: George Sand
Nationality: French
b. December 1804  - d.  December 1876
  
 Two aged men, that had been foes for life, Met by a grave, and wept - and in those tears They washed away the memory of their strife; Then wept again the loss of all those years. 
Author: Frederick Tennyson
Nationality: English
b. December 1807  - d.  December 1898
  
 We all have been for all time... and we shall be for all time... As the Spirit of our mortal body wanders on in childhood, and youth and old age, the Spirit wanders on to A new body: of this the sage has no doubts. 
Tome: Bhagavad Gita
Nationality: English   
 We are always the same age inside. 
Author: Gertrude Stein
Nationality: American
b. 3 February 1874  - d. 27 July 1946
  
 We are at that very point in time when a 400-year-old age is dying and another is struggling to be born - a shifting of culture, science, society and institutions enormously greater than the world has ever experienced. Ahead, the possibility of regeneration of individuality, liberty, community and ethics such as the world has never known, and a harmony with nature, with one another and with the divine intelligence such as the world has always dreamed. 
Author: Dee W. Hock
Nationality: American
b. December 1929
  
 We are living in the machine age.For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine.Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion. 
Author: Fred Allen
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1894  - d. 17 March 1956
  
 We can be beautiful at all ages. Feminine beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, ways. 
Author: Lauren Hutton
Nationality: American
b. 17 November 1943
  
 We don't understand life any better at forty than at twenty, but we know it and admit it. 
Author: Jules Renard
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1864  - d. 22 May 1910
  
 We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. ... We have truly entered the century of the educated man. 
Author: Lyndon Johnson
Nationality: French   
 We hope to grow old, yet we fear old age; that is, we are willing to live, and afraid to die. 
Author: Jean de la Bruyère
Nationality: French
b. 16 August 1645  - d. 10 May 1696
  
 We live in an age when to be young and indifferent can no longer be synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions; and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - gunpowder and romantic love. 
Author: Andre Maurois
Nationality: French
b. 26 July 1885  - d. 9 October 1967
  
 We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity-gunpowder and romantic love. 
Author: Andre Maurois
Nationality: French
b. 26 July 1885  - d. 9 October 1967
  
 We prefer world law, in the age of self-determination, to world war in the age of mass extermination. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.  
Author: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Nationality: English
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 18 January 1873
  
 We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we emember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were, for the moment, unpopular. 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 What has this unfeeling age of ours left untried, what wickedness has it shunned? 
Author: Edward St. John Gorey
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1925  - d. 15 April 2000
  
 What I want to fix your attention on is the vast overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence -- moral, cultural, social or intellectual. And is it not pretty to notice how 'democracy' (in the incantatory sense) is now doing for us the work that was once done by the most ancient dictatorships, and by the same methods? The basic proposal of the new education is to be that dunces and idlers must not be made to feel inferior to intelligent and industrious pupils. That would be 'undemocratic.' Children who are fit to proceed may be artificially kept back, because the others would get a trauma by being left behind. The bright pupil thus remains democratically fettered to his own age group throughout his school career, and a boy who would be capable of tackling Aeschylus or Dante sits listening to his coeval's attempts to spell out A CAT SAT ON A MAT. We may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when 'I'm as good as you' has fully had its way. All incentives to learn and all penalties for not learning will vanish. The few who might want to learn will be prevented; who are they to overtop their fellows? And anyway, the teachers -- or should I say nurses? -- will be far too busy reassuring the dunces and patting them on the back to waste any time on real teaching. We shall no longer have to plan and toil to spread imperturbable conceit and incurable ignorance among men. 
Author: C. S. Lewis
Nationality: English
b. 29 November 1898  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 What is the worst of woes that wait on age? What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow? To view each loved one blotted from life's page, And be alone on earth as I am now. 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one's memories. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 What our age lacks is not reflection, but passion. 
Author: Soren Kierkegaard
Nationality: Danish
b. 5 May 1813  - d. 11 November 1855
  
 What shall I do with this absurdity - O heart, O troubled heart - this caricature, Decrepit age that has been tied to me As to a dog's tail? 
Author: W. B. Yeats
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 June 1865  - d. 28 January 1939
  
 What we do upon a great occasion will probably depend upon what we already are; what we are will be the result of previous years of self-discipline, under the grace of Christ or the absence of it. 
Author: H. P. Liddon
Nationality: English
b. 20 August 1829  - d. 09 September 1890
  
 What's a man's age? He must hurry more, that's all; Cram in a day, what his youth took a year to hold. 
Author: Robert Browning
Nationality: English
b. 7 May 1812  - d. 12 December 1889
  
 Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age - as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight. 
Author: Phyllis Diller
Nationality: American
b. 17 July 1917  - d. 20 August 2012
  
 When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age. 
Author: Victor Hugo
Nationality: French
b. December 1802  - d.  December 1885
  
 When I was young I was amazed at Plutarch's statement that the elder Cato began at the age of eighty to learn Greek. I am amazed no longer. Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 When it shall be said in any country in the world, 'My poor are happy; neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive; the rational world is my friend, because I am a friend of its happiness' - when these things can be said, then may that country boast of its constitution and its government. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory. 
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Nationality: German
b. 15 October 1844  - d. 25 August 1900
  
 When men grow virtuous in their old age, they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings. 
Author: Jonathan Swift
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 November 1667  - d. 19 October 1745
  
 When people tell you how young you look, they are also telling you how old you are. 
Author: Cary Grant
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1904  - d. 29 November 1986
  
 When the age of the Vikings came to a close, they must have sensed it. Probably, they gathered together one evening, slapped each other on the back and said, 'Hey, good job.' 
Author: Jack Handey
Nationality: American
b. December 1949
  
 Where children are, there is the golden age. 
Author: Novalis
Nationality: German
b. 02 May 1772  - d. 25 March 1801
  
 Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next. 
Author: William Ralph Inge
Nationality: English
b. 6 June 1860  - d. 26 February 1954
  
 Whoever saw old age that did not applaud the past and condemn the present? 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 Whoever, in middle age, attempts to realize the wishes and hopes of his early youth, invariably deceives himself. Each ten years of a man's life has its own fortunes, its own hopes, its own desires. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 Winter, which strips the leaves from around us, makes us see the distant regions they formerly concealed; so does old age rob us of our enjoyments, only to enlarge the prospect of eternity before us. 
Author: Jean Paul Richter
Nationality: German
b. 21 March 1763  - d. 14 December 1825
  
 Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up by itself. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 With a new familiarity and a flesh-creeping ''homeliness'' entirely of this unreal, materialistic world, where all ''sentiment'' is coarsely manufactured and advertised in colossal sickly captions, disguised for the sweet tooth of a monstrous baby called ''the Public,'' the family as it is, broken up on all hands by the agency of feminist and economic propaganda, reconstitutes itself in the image of the state. 
Author: Wyndham Lewis
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1882  - d. 07 March 1957
  
 With age come the inner, the higher life. Who would be forever young, to dwell always in externals? 
Author: Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Nationality: American
b. 12 November 1815  - d. 26 October 1902
  
 With the exception of mustard agent, all chemical agent produced by Iraq prior to 1990 would have degraded within five years. The jury is still out regarding Iraq's VX nerve agent program - while inspectors have accounted for the laboratories, production equipment and most of the agent produced from 1990-91, major discrepancies in the Iraqi accounting preclude any final disposition at this time.  
Author: Scott Ritter
Nationality: American
b. 15 July 1961
  
 Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Women are not forgiven for aging. Robert Redford's lines of distinction are my old-age wrinkles. 
Author: Jane Fonda
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1937
  
 Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age. 
Author: Gloria Steinem
Nationality: American
b. 25 March 1934
  
 Wrecked on the lee shore of age. 
Author: Sarah Orne Jewett
Nationality: American
b. 03 September 1849  - d. 24 June 1909
  
 Writers write about what obsesses them. You draw those cards. I lost my mother when I was 14. My daughter died at the age of 6. I lost my faith as a Catholic. When I'm writing, the darkness is always there. I go where the pain is. 
Author: Anne Rice
Nationality: American
b. 4 October 1941
  
 Yesterday I went out at about twelve, and visited the British Museum; an exceedingly tiresome affair. It quite crushes a person to see so much at once; and I wandered from hall to hall with a weary and heavy heart, wishing (Heaven forgive me!) that the Elgin marbles and the frieze of the Parthenon were all burnt into lime, and that the granite Egyptian statues were hewn and squared into building stones, and that the mummies had all turned to dust, two thousand years ago; and, in fine, that all the material relics of so many successive ages had disappeared with the generations that produced them. The present is burthened too much with the past. 
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nationality: American
b. 4 January 1804  - d. 19 May 1864
  
 You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path. Plutarch warned, 'The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits'. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 You are old, Father William, the young man said, And your hair has become very white; And yet you incessantly stand on your head - Do you think, at your age, it is right?. 
Author: Lewis Carroll
Nationality: English
b. 27 January 1832  - d. 14 January 1898
  
 You don't object to an aged parent, I hope? 
Author: Charles Dickens
Nationality: English
b. 7 February 1812  - d. 9 June 1870
  
 You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned. 
Author: Fay Weldon
Nationality: English
b. 22 September 1931
  
 Youth has its illusions, and old age its memories. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 Youth has no age. 
Author: Pablo Picasso
Nationality: Spanish
b. 25 October 1881  - d. 08 April 1973
  
 Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle; Old Age a regret. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle; Old Age a regret. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 Youth is fair, a graceful stag, Leaping, playing in a park Age is gray, a toothless hag, Stumbling in the dark. 
Author: Isaac Leib Peretz
Nationality: Polish
b. 18 May 1852  - d. 3 April 1915
  
 Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending; a negligent youth is usually attended by an ignorant middle age, and both by an empty old age. He that hath nothing to feed on but vanity and lies must needs lide down in the bed of sorrow. 
Author: Anne Bradstreet
Nationality: English
b. December 1612  - d. 16 September 1672
  
 Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing: Age, which forgives itself anything, is forgiven nothing. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 I don't care how nice the song is, I'm not going to catch Ben Lee's disease. I've already had it twice and it takes ages for the rash to go away. 
T.V. Series: David Tench
Nationality: Australian  - d.  December 2006   
 I call it this new age chaordic because it will be immensely complex and chaotic, but also requires cohesion and coherence, or order.  
Author: Dee W. Hock
Nationality: American
b. December 1929
  
 Those who have no hope pass their old age shrouded with an inward gloom.  
Author: Wilfred Owen
Nationality: English
b. 18 March 1893  - d. 04 November 1918
  
 It is not how old you are, but how you are old. 
Author: Jules Renard
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1864  - d. 22 May 1910
  
 The age of chivalry has gone; the age of humanity has come.  
Author: Charles Sumner
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1811  - d. 11 March 1874
  
 Mutual forbearance and reciprocal concessions: thro' their agency the Union was established - the patriotic spirit from which they emanated will forever sustain it. 
Author: Martin van Buren
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1782  - d. 24 July 1862
  
 I don't have them down here asking me what my urban agenda is. I don't find them really doing in-depth stories on community-based organizations that have been struggling for a long time and who are out trying to get funds. They aren't interested in those stories. 
Author: Maxine Waters
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1938
  
 How does he support Clinton's urban agenda? He doesn't know what it is. 
Author: Maxine Waters
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1938
  
 If you ask a young man in South-Central about the difference between the Democratic and Republican parties, he can't tell you. As you evaluate that whole discussion about what must be done to bring whites back into the Democratic Party, you can see why there is no urban agenda.  
Author: Maxine Waters
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1938
  
 The urban agenda, from my point of view, is what we are going to all help make it. I see myself as helping the White House forge an urban agenda. 
Author: Maxine Waters
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1938
  
 Are creeds such simple things like the clothes which a man can change at will and put on at will? Creeds are such for which people live for ages and ages. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 A woman telling her true age is like a buyer confiding his final price to an Armenian rug dealer. 
Author: Mignon McLaughlin
Nationality: American
b. 6 June 1913  - d. 20 December 1983
  
 Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment - that is, everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth century- it will infallibly discover congenial agencies - mechanical and political - of expression. 
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 July 1911  - d. 31 December 1980
  
 If the nineteenth century was the age of the editorial chair, ours is the century of the psychiatrist's couch. 
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 July 1911  - d. 31 December 1980
  
 Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's jobs with yesterday's tools. 
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 July 1911  - d. 31 December 1980
  
 Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly serene, but my eighties are passionate. I grow more intense as I age.  
Author: Florida Scott-Maxwell
Nationality: American   
 No matter how old a mother is she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement. 
Author: Florida Scott-Maxwell
Nationality: American   
 The crucial task of old age is balance: keeping just well enough, just brave enough, just gay and interested and starkly honest enough to remain a sentient human being. 
Author: Florida Scott-Maxwell
Nationality: American   
 Alexander at the head of the world never tasted the true pleasure that boys of his own age have enjoyed at the head of a school. 
Author: Horace Walpole
Nationality: English
b. December 1717  - d.  December 1797
  
 I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them: for if one's tongue doesn't move in the steps of the day, and thinks to please by its old graces, it is only an object of ridicule. 
Author: Horace Walpole
Nationality: English
b. December 1717  - d.  December 1797
  
 Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death. 
Author: Edith Wharton
Nationality: American
b. 24 January 1862  - d. 11 August 1937
  
 In every age there has been a stream of popular opinion that has carried all before it, and given a family character, as it were, to the century. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings, may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age, be contested without danger. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 In the middle ages, people took potions for their ailments. In the 19th century they took snake oil. Citizens of today's shiny, technological age are too modern for that. They take antioxidants and extract of cactus instead. 
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 But Charlemagne came an age too soon. 
Author: John Lothrop Motley
Nationality: American
b. 15 April 1814  - d. 29 May 1877
  
 During the long struggle intervening between the age of Vespasian and that of Odoacer, during all the preliminary ethnographical revolutions which preceded the great people's wandering, the Netherlands remained subject provinces. 
Author: John Lothrop Motley
Nationality: American
b. 15 April 1814  - d. 29 May 1877
  
 The trade between England and the Netherlands had existed for ages, and was still extending itself, to the great advantage of both countries. 
Author: John Lothrop Motley
Nationality: American
b. 15 April 1814  - d. 29 May 1877
  
 No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning. 
Author: Barbara de Angelis
Nationality: American   
 About the twenty-third year of my age, I had many fresh and heavenly openings, in respect to the care and providence of the Almighty over his creatures in general, and over man as the most noble amongst those which are visible. 
Author: John Woolman
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1720  - d. 7 October 1772
  
 I have often felt a motion of love to leave some hints in writing of my experience of the goodness of God, and now, in the thirty-sixth year of my age, I begin this work. 
Author: John Woolman
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1720  - d. 7 October 1772
  
 There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow. 
Author: Fay Weldon
Nationality: English
b. 22 September 1931
  
 By the age of 9 or 10, I knew that I had to cut my own cloth and make my own way. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 I don't know whether it's age or maturity, but I certainly find myself committed more and more to the looser forms of Western democracy at any price. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 When I did the stuff that was so formative in my life, went into the secret world from an early age, it was predominantly a man's world. The comedy of human behaviour enacted on the tiny secret stage was a man's comedy. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 When you're my age and you see a story, you better go for it pretty quickly. I'd just like to get a few more novels under my belt. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 At my age it is unseemly to be pessimistic. 
Author: Naguib Mahfouz
Nationality: Egyptian
b. 11 December 1911  - d. 30 August 2006
  
 I think it would be interesting if old people got anti-Alzheimer's disease where they slowly began to recover other people's lost memories. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave. 
Author: Colette
Nationality: French
b. 28 January 1873  - d. 03 August 1954
  
 The heyday of woman's life is the shady side of fifty. 
Author: Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Nationality: American
b. 12 November 1815  - d. 26 October 1902
  
 Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 Modern as the style of Pascal's writing is, his thought is deeply impregnated with the spirit of the Middle Ages. He belonged, almost equally, to the future and to the past. 
Author: Giles Lytton Strachey
Nationality: British
b. 01 March 1880  - d. 21 January 1932
  
 There is something dark and wintry about the atmosphere of the later Middle Ages. 
Author: Giles Lytton Strachey
Nationality: British
b. 01 March 1880  - d. 21 January 1932
  
 Unlike the majority of the writers of his age, La Rochefoucauld was an aristocrat; and this fact gives a peculiar tone to his work. 
Author: Giles Lytton Strachey
Nationality: British
b. 01 March 1880  - d. 21 January 1932
  
 At the age of 12, between the coaches and my prompting, my mother finally relented and let me participate in Pop Warner football. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 Robots of the world! Many people have fallen. By seizing the factory we have become the masters of everything. The age of mankind is over. A new world has begun! The rule of Robots!  
Author: Dr. Karel Capek
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. 9 January 1890  - d. 25 December 1938
  
 You still stand watch, O human star, burning without a flicker, perfect flame, bright and resourceful spirit. Each of your rays a great idea - O torch which passes from hand to hand, from age to age, world without end. 
Author: Dr. Karel Capek
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. 9 January 1890  - d. 25 December 1938
  
 The biggest disease this day and age is that of people feeling unloved. 
Author: Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Nationality: English
b. 1 July 1961  - d. 31 August 1997
  
 As for being a General, well, at the age of four with paper hats and wooden swords, we're all Generals. Only some of us never grow out of it. 
Author: Peter Ustinov
Nationality: English
b. 16 April 1921  - d. 28 March 2004
  
 I saw no African people in the printed and illustrated Sunday school lessons. I began to suspect at this early age that someone had distorted the image of my people. My long search for the true history of African people the world over began. 
Author: John Henrik Clarke
Nationality: American
b. 1 January 1915  - d. 16 July 1998
  
 There's a crystallization that goes on in a poem which the young man can bring off, but which the middle-aged man can't. 
Author: John Updike
Nationality: American
b. 18 March 1932  - d. 27 January 2009
  
 If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age. 
Author: Jacques Martin Barzun
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1907
  
 I love Fincher, have known him for a long time, have wanted to work with him for ages and I followed what he does. 
Author: Jodie Foster
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1962
  
 I spent a lot of time not in school, so I didn't have deep relationships with kids my own age. 
Author: Jodie Foster
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1962
  
 There's definitely less roles for you when you get older. The same is true with men too. You write a book, you usually write about the ages between 20 and 35. In terms of box-office and demographics, those are the kinds of people that see the movies and want to see themselves reflected. 
Author: Jodie Foster
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1962
  
 The jam is moving toward the Capitol where Congress sits in judgment on all the administrative agencies of Government.  
Author: Grace Abbott
Nationality: American
b. 17 November 1878  - d. 19 June 1939
  
 The first and continuing argument for the curtailment of working hours and the raising of the minimum age was that education was necessary in a democracy and working children could not attend school. 
Author: Grace Abbott
Nationality: American
b. 17 November 1878  - d. 19 June 1939
  
 One might think that the genius of this age must have uttered a like injunction. 
Author: Julia Ward Howe
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1819  - d. 17 October 1910
  
 I must be more sensible and realize that at my age, illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me. 
Author: Paul Cezanne
Nationality: French
b. 19 January 1839  - d. 22 October 1906
  
 I ask you to pray for me, for once age has overtaken us, we find consolation only in religion. 
Author: Paul Cezanne
Nationality: French
b. 19 January 1839  - d. 22 October 1906
  
 My age and health will never allow me to realize the dream of art I've been pursuing all my life. 
Author: Paul Cezanne
Nationality: French
b. 19 January 1839  - d. 22 October 1906
  
 Unfortunately the advanced age I've now reached makes the approach to new formulas of art hard for me. 
Author: Paul Cezanne
Nationality: French
b. 19 January 1839  - d. 22 October 1906
  
 Move decisions out to the Cabinet and agencies. Strengthen them by moving responsibility, Literatureity, and accountability their direction. 
Author: Donald Henry Rumsfeld
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1932
  
 What is needed is a move beyond tradition, nothing less than a reform movement to bring the core concepts of Islam into the modern age, a Muslim Islamic Reformation to combat not only the jihadist ideologues but also the dusty, stifling seminaries of the traditionalists, throwing open the windows to let in much-needed fresh air. It is high time, for starters, that Muslims were able to study the revelation of their religion as an event inside history, not supernaturally above it. Broad-mindedness is related to tolerance; open-mindedness is the sibling of peace. 
Author: Sir Salman Rushdie
Nationality: English
b. 19 June 1947
  
 We worship an awesome God in the Blue States, and we don't like federal agents poking around our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and have gay friends in the Red States. 
Author: President Barack Hussein Obama
Nationality: American
b. 4 August 1961
  
 Filth and old age, I'm sure you will agree, are powerful wardens upon chastity.  
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Nationality: English
b. December 1343  - d. 25 October 1400
  
 The glacier was God's great plough set at work ages ago to grind, furrow, and knead over, as it were, the surface of the earth. 
Author: Louis Agassiz
Nationality: American
b. 28 May 1807  - d. 14 December 1873
  
 Critics search for ages for the wrong word, which, to give them credit, they eventually find. 
Author: Peter Ustinov
Nationality: English
b. 16 April 1921  - d. 28 March 2004
  
 Always, however brutal an age may actually have been, its style transmits its music only.  
Author: Andre Malraux
Nationality: French
b. 3 November 1901  - d. 23 November 1976
  
 Every mind which has given itself to self-expression in art is aware of a directing agency outside its conscious control which it has agreed to label 'inspiration'. 
Author: Norman Lindsay
Nationality: Australian
b. 22 February 1879  - d. 21 November 1969
  
 Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face. 
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life. 
Author: Nicolas Chamfort
Nationality: French
b. 6 April 1741  - d. 13 April 1794
  
 Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders. 
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nationality: American
b. 24 September 1896  - d. 21 December 1940
  
 There are people whose watch stops at a certain hour and who remain permanently at that age. 
Author: Helen Rowland
Nationality: American
b. December 1875  - d.  December 1950
  
 Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul. 
Author: Douglas MacArthur
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1880  - d. 5 April 1964
  
 "Hors d'oeuvres have always had a pathetic interest for me," said Reginald, "they remind me of one's childhood that one goes through, wondering what the next course is going to be like - and during the rest of the menu one wishes one had eaten more of the hors d'oeuvres." The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened. It's only the middle-aged who are really conscious of their limitations - that is why one should be so patient with them. But one never is. 
Author: Saki
Nationality: English
b. 18 December 1870  - d. 14 November 1916
  
 Men must necessarily be the active agents of their own well-being and well-doing. They themselves must in the very nature of things be their own best helpers. 
Author: Samuel Smiles
Nationality: Scottish
b. 23 December 1812  - d. 16 April 1904
  
 It is energy - the central element of which is will - that produces the miracle that is enthusiasm in all ages. Everywhere it is what is called force of character and the sustaining power of all great action. 
Author: Samuel Smiles
Nationality: Scottish
b. 23 December 1812  - d. 16 April 1904
  
 This is the curse of our age, even the strangest aberrations are no cure for boredom. 
Author: Marie Stendhal
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1783  - d. 23 March 1842
  
 Law never made men a whit more just; and, by means of their respect for it, even the well-disposed are daily made the agents of injustice. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 It would be worthy of the age to print together the collected Scriptures or Sacred Writings of the several nations, the Chinese, the Hindoos, the Persians, the Hebrews, and others, as the Scripture of mankind. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 In the beginning, I don't think any juvenile of kinder years, of young age like that, should be in an adult facility. I think that is in and of itself criminal. 
Author: Judge Mills Lane
Nationality: American
b. 12 November 1936
  
 Age acquires no value save through thought and discipline. 
Author: James Truslow Adams
Nationality: American
b. 18 October 1878  - d. 18 May 1949
  
 The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age. 
Author: Pope John XXIII
Nationality: Italian
b. 28 November 1881  - d. 3 June 1963
  
 I think one of the greatest joys I have now in my career and in my profession is to be playing at an age where I can appreciate it more than I used to... It's a whole different lens you look through the older you get. 
Author: Andre Agassi
Nationality: American
b. 29 April 1970
  
 At the age of nineteen and a half, I went to the Land of Israel to till its soil and live by the labour of my hands. As I did not find work, I sought my livelihood elsewhere. 
Author: Shmuel Yosef Agnon
Nationality: Israeli
b. 17 June 1888  - d. 17 February 1970
  
 Here's my Golden Rule for a tarnished age: Be fair with others, but keep after them until they're fair with you. 
Author: Alan Alda
Nationality: American
b. 28 January 1936
  
 Your message is stupid. Iraq is not afraid of you or anyone else when it has a right to claim. What you warned about is not on Iraq's agenda. Iraq is vital and powerful. It is not an opportunistic country. Your administration has not learned from the past. 
Author: Mohammed Aldouri
Nationality: Iraqi
b. December 1942
  
 A telescope will magnify a star a thousand times, but a good press agent can do even better. 
Author: Fred Allen
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1894  - d. 17 March 1956
  
 Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it. 
Author: Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot
Nationality: French
b. 28 September 1934
  
 What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it. 
Author: Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot
Nationality: French
b. 28 September 1934
  
 At an age when most actresses are being phased out, I am being phased in - with a vengeance. 
Author: Candice Patricia Bergen
Nationality: American
b. 9 May 1946
  
 I was getting offers. I had just turned them down. Then I realized I should be grateful that at age 54, people were still offering me film roles. 
Author: Candice Patricia Bergen
Nationality: American
b. 9 May 1946
  
 Memory is the first casualty of middle age, if I remember correctly. 
Author: Candice Patricia Bergen
Nationality: American
b. 9 May 1946
  
 Self-acceptance has been a blessed by-product of middle age. 
Author: Candice Patricia Bergen
Nationality: American
b. 9 May 1946
  
 I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel. 
Author: Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Nationality: Swiss
b. 27 September 1821  - d. 11 May 1881
  
 We are in the computer age now, and a lot of people are very literate. 
Author: Wally Amos
Nationality: American
b. 1 July 1936
  
 The sense of national catastrophe is inevitably heightened in a television age, when the whole country participates in it.  
Author: R. W. Apple, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 November 1934  - d. 4 October 2006
  
 To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of Literatureity. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 I love things that age well - things that don't date, that stand the test of time and that become living examples of the absolute best. 
Author: Giorgio Armani
Nationality: Italian
b. 11 July 1934
  
 One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful. 
Author: Thomas Arnold
Nationality: English
b. 13 June 1795  - d. 12 June 1842
  
 It is highly questionable whether when 'Europe speaks with one voice', as we are so often told it is doing, anyone is really listening. Europe's reputation as a serious player in international affairs is unenviable. It is a feeble giant who desperate attempts to be taken seriously are largely risible. It has a weak currency and a sluggish inflexible economy, still much reliant on hidden protectionism. It has a shrinking, ageing, population and, with the exception of Britain, rather unimpressive armed forces and, not excepting Britain, muddled diplomacy. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age. 
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 July 1911  - d. 31 December 1980
  
 In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving toward the technological extension of consciousness. 
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 July 1911  - d. 31 December 1980
  
 Today it is not the classroom nor the classics which are the repositories of models of eloquence, but the ad agencies. 
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 July 1911  - d. 31 December 1980
  
 Even from a very early age, I knew I didn't want to miss out on anything life had to offer just because it might be considered dangerous 
Author: Nicole Kidman
Nationality: Australian
b. 20 June 1967
  
 CBS fought very hard on this because it believed and believes that there's a principle at stake here. The principle is that Dan Rather doesn't work for the police, and that people that speak to Dan Rather understand that he's a journalist and not a police agent. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good. 
Author: Oprah Winfrey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1954
  
 Generals think war should be waged like the tourneys of the Middle Ages. I have no use for knights; I need revolutionaries. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Baghdad is determined to force the Mongols of our age to commit suicide at its gates. 
Author: Saddam Hussein
Nationality: Iraqi
b. 28 April 1937  - d. 30 December 2006
  
 I'm not going to be fairy flossed away as my opposite number, John Hewson, is prepared to be fairy flossed away by some spaced out, vacous ad agency. 
Author: Paul Keating
Nationality: Australian
b. 18 January 1944
  
 In terms of the Labor agenda this government has left every other Labor government bare arsed. No other government even gets within cooee of it. We have a cabinet which has a degree of economic sophistication which puts the Whitlam government into the cavemen class in economic terms. 
Author: Paul Keating
Nationality: Australian
b. 18 January 1944
  
 Any man who is not a socialist at age 20 has no heart. Any man who is still a socialist at age 40 has no head. 
Author: Georges Clemenceau
Nationality: French
b. 28 September 1841  - d. 24 November 1929
  
 The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 Honor old age. 
Author: Chilon of Sparta
Nationality: Greek
b. December 560
  
 Office holders are the agents of the people, not their masters. 
Author: Grover Cleveland
Nationality: American
b. 18 March 1837  - d. 24 June 1908
  
 Public officers are the servants and agents of the people, to execute the laws which the people have made. 
Author: Grover Cleveland
Nationality: American
b. 18 March 1837  - d. 24 June 1908
  
 It's ironic that at age 32, at probably the greatest moment of my career, with The Godfather having such an enormous success, I wasn't even aware of it, because I was somewhere else under the deadline again. 
Author: Francis Ford Coppola
Nationality: American
b. 7 April 1939
  
 And all these magazines started buying them. And my agent - my now agent - wrote to me and said these would make wonderful novels. 
Author: Jilly Cooper
Nationality: English
b. 21 February 1937
  
 Middle age went by while I was mourning for my lost youth. 
Author: Mason Cooley
Nationality: American
b. December 1927  - d. 25 July 2002
  
 Old age: I fall asleep during the funerals of my friends. 
Author: Mason Cooley
Nationality: American
b. December 1927  - d. 25 July 2002
  
 Staid middle age loves the hurricane passions of opera. 
Author: Mason Cooley
Nationality: American
b. December 1927  - d. 25 July 2002
  
 The wisdom of age: don't stop walking. 
Author: Mason Cooley
Nationality: American
b. December 1927  - d. 25 July 2002
  
 I won't be happy until we have every boy in America between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat. 
Author: Babe Ruth
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1895  - d. 16 August 1948
  
 About two years later, I became convinced that there is no life after death, but I still believed in God, because the "First Cause" argument appeared to be irrefutable. At the age of eighteen, however, shortly before I went to Cambridge, I read Mill's Autobiography, where I found a sentence to the effect that his father taught him the question "Who made me?" cannot be answered, since it immediately suggests the further question "Who made God?" This led me to abandon the "First Cause" argument, and to become an atheist. 
Author: Bertrand Russell
Nationality: British
b. 18 May 1872  - d. 2 February 1970
  
 Home life's great, man. The kids are great, happy and healthy. I've reached this sort of wonderful precipice. I've been in this business for a long time at my age, I've just turned 30, and I feel like my wife's career is going incredibly well, my kids are happy and healthy in schools, we've both been able to buy a house for our parents, respectively, in the places they live. And now I'm ready to work on my stuff, my career. I feel like everything's taken care of. I'm just in a really good place. 
Author: Ryan Phillippe
Nationality: American
b. 10 September 1974
  
 I'll play my character younger than me, then at age 80, and I'll also play my own son. Something like me but stretched and pulled around in the face. 
Author: John Malkovich
Nationality: American
b. 9 December 1953
  
 It never occurred to me when I was young how many lives you have. You can't imagine that in two years you may be a German talent agent living between Hamburg and Dusseldorf. 
Author: John Malkovich
Nationality: American
b. 9 December 1953
  
 The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age. 
Author: Orson Welles
Nationality: American
b. 6 May 1915  - d. 10 October 1985
  
 The passion between the sexes has appeared in every age to be so nearly the same, that it may always be considered, in algebraic language as a given quantity. 
Author: Thomas Malthus
Nationality: English
b. 13 February 1766  - d. 29 December 1834
  
 Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement. 
Author: Dwight Lyman Moody
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1837  - d. 22 December 1899
  
 This is the first convention of the space age - where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it. 
Author: David Brinkley
Nationality: American
b. 10 July 1920  - d. 11 June 2003
  
 Hitler's father - Aloys Schicklgruber - was made legitimate at the age of 39. The man, who adopted Aloys was actually named Heidler, but Aloys changed both spellings, from Aloys Heidler to Alois Hitler. 
Author: John Willard Toland
Nationality: American
b. 29 June 1912  - d. 4 January 2004
  
 We're in the dark ages if J-Lo can have a music career because of her ass. And let's face it, that's it. 
Author: Jack Black
Nationality: American
b. 28 August 1969
  
 I don't have a dime left. I am dependent on my friends for food and a small old-age pension.  
Author: Bela Lugosi
Nationality: Hungarian
b. 20 October 1882  - d. 16 August 1956
  
 For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old Literatures to read. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Active creation is conceived as a transitive action in which there is always presupposed an object about which the agent is concerned; it is virtually but not formally transitive because it makes, not presupposes, an object. 
Author: William Ames
Nationality: English
b. December 1576  - d. 14 November 1633
  
 Between the ages of 15 and 22, I had made only one very minor hit, so I expected everything to be a flop. I was utterly amazed that The Sound of Silence was a big hit. 
Author: Paul Simon
Nationality: American
b. 13 October 1941
  
 The face you have at age 25 is the face God gave you, but the face you have after 50 is the face you earned. 
Author: Cindy Crawford
Nationality: American
b. 20 February 1966
  
 I suppose when they reach a certain age some men are afraid to grow up. It seems the older the men get, the younger their new wives get. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 Old age is no place for sissies. 
Author: Bette Davis
Nationality: American
b. 5 April 1908  - d. 6 August 1989
  
 The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.  
Author: William Osler
Nationality: Canadian
b. 12 July 1849  - d. 29 December 1919
  
 A man who correctly guesses a woman's age may be smart, but he's not very bright. 
Author: Lucille Ball
Nationality: American
b. 6 August 1911  - d. 26 April 1989
  
 Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured, human nature will cure itself perhaps. 
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Nationality: French
b. 20 May 1799  - d. 18 August 1850
  
 Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts. 
Author: Phil Douglas Jackson
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1945
  
 Bad news isn't wine. It doesn't improve with age. 
Author: Colin Powel
Nationality: American
b. 5 April 1937
  
 It is essential to seek out enemy agents who have come to conduct espionage against you and to bribe them to serve you. Give them instructions and care for them. Thus doubled agents are recruited and used. 
Author: Sun Tzu
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 544  - d.  December 496
  
 Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations 
Author: Sun Tzu
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 544  - d.  December 496
  
 The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class. 
Author: Karl Marx
Nationality: German
b. 5 May 1818  - d. 14 March 1883
  
 I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I'm living on. 
Author: David Bowie
Nationality: English
b. 8 January 1947
  
 I hate to mention age, but I come from an era when we weren't consumed by technology and television. 
Author: Jimmy Buffett
Nationality: American
b. 25 December 1946
  
 I'm inspired by people who keep on rolling, no matter their age. 
Author: Jimmy Buffett
Nationality: American
b. 25 December 1946
  
 Colleges are like old-age homes, except for the fact that more people die in colleges. 
Author: Bob Dylan
Nationality: American
b. 24 May 1941
  
 I would always encourage people of any age not to be so quick to follow other people's truths but to search and follow your own moral code and live by your own integrity, and mostly just be brave. 
Author: Jewel
Nationality: American
b. 23 May 1974
  
 My money goes to my agent, then to my accountant and from him to the tax man. 
Author: Glenda Jackson
Nationality: British
b. 9 May 1936
  
 I think the sport of wrestling, which I became involved with at the age of 14... I competed until I was 34, kind of old for a contact sport. I coached the sport until I was 47. I think the discipline of wrestling has given me the discipline I have to write. 
Author: John Irving
Nationality: American
b. 2 March 1942
  
 All we can do when we think of kids today is think of more hours of school, earlier age at the computer, and curfews. Who would want to grow up in that world? 
Author: James Hillman
Nationality: American
b. December 1926
  
 It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years. 
Author: Tom Lehrer
Nationality: American
b. 9 April 1928
  
 I hate most of what constitutes rock music, which is basically middle-aged crap. 
Author: Sting
Nationality: English
b. 2 October 1951
  
 Man's naked form belongs to no particular moment in history; it is eternal, and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages. 
Author: Auguste Rodin
Nationality: French
b. 12 November 1840  - d. 17 November 1917
  
 Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 One is rarely an impulsive innovator after the age of sixty, but one can still be a very fine orderly and inventive thinker. One rarely procreates children at that age, but one is all the more skilled at educating those who have already been procreated, and education is procreation of another kind. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 Many believe - and I believe - that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up; I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him. 
Author: Michelangelo
Nationality: Italian
b. 6 March 1475  - d. 18 February 1564
  
 It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives to all the miseries, but is dead to all the pleasures. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 The critical question of "standing" would be simplified and also put neatly in focus if we fashioned a federal rule that allowed environmental issues to be litigated before federal agencies or federal courts in the name of the inanimate object about to be despoiled, defaced, or invaded by roads and bulldozers and where injury is the subject of public outrage. Contemporary public concern for protecting nature's ecological equilibrium should lead to the conferral of standing upon environmental objects to sue for their own preservation. This suit would therefore be more properly labeled as Mineral King v. Morton. 
Author: William O. Douglas
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1898  - d. 19 January 1980
  
 Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter. 
Author: Satchel Paige
Nationality: American
b. 7 July 1906  - d. 8 June 1982
  
 Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age? 
Author: Erich Fromm
Nationality: American
b. 23 March 1900  - d. 18 March 1980
  
 Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do. 
Author: Golda Meir
Nationality: Israeli
b. 3 May 1898  - d. 8 December 1978
  
 In advocating the case of the persons thus dispossessed, it is a right, and not a charity.Government must create a national fund, out of which there shall be paid to every person, when arrived at the age of twenty-one years, the sum of fifteen pounds sterling, as a compensation in part, for the loss of his or her natural inheritance, by the introduction of the system of landed property; And also, the sum of ten pounds per annum, during life, to every person now living, of the age of fifty years, and to all others as they shall arrive at that age. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 Several letters have been received by me asking me to declare my views about the Arab-Jew question in Palestine and persecution of the Jews in Germany. It is not without hesitation that I venture to offer my views on this very difficult question. My sympathies are all with the Jews. I have known them intimately in South Africa. Some of them became life-long companions. Through these friends I came to learn much of their age-long persecution. They have been the untouchables of Christianity. But my sympathy does not blind me to the requirements of justice. The cry for the national home for the Jews does not make much appeal to me. The sanction for it is sought in the Bible and the tenacity with which the Jews have hankered after return to Palestine. Why should they not, like other peoples of the earth, make that country their home where they are born and where they earn their livelihood? Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French. It is wrong and inhuman to impose the Jews on the Arabs. What is going on in Palestine today cannot be justified by any moral code of conduct. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Every age has its own poetry; in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry. 
Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Nationality: French
b. 21 June 1905  - d. 15 April 1980
  
 In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us. 
Author: Beverly Sills
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1929  - d. 2 July 2007
  
 I was always too mature for my age - and not very happy. I had no young friends. I wish I could go back to those days. If I could only live it all again, how I would play and enjoy other girls. What a fool I was. 
Author: Maria Callas
Nationality: American
b. 2 December 1923  - d. 16 September 1977
  
 There must be a law against forcing children to perform at an early age. Children should have a wonderful childhood. They should not be given too much responsibility. 
Author: Maria Callas
Nationality: American
b. 2 December 1923  - d. 16 September 1977
  
 Never the less, at the age of fifteen, having never seen a writer, a poet, a publisher or a magazine editor, and having only the vaguest ideas of procedure, I began working on the profession I had chosen. 
Author: Robert E. Howard
Nationality: American
b. 22 January 1906  - d. 11 June 1936
  
 Because Hypocracy stinks in the nostrils one is likely to rate it as a more powerful agent for destruction than it is. 
Author: Rebecca West
Nationality: Irish
b. 21 December 1892  - d. 15 March 1983
  
 Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to a man. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 I had a lot of success from the start. I never really was tested for long periods of time. I got my first professional job while I was a senior in college. I signed with the William Morris Agency before I graduated. 
Author: Denzel Washington
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1954
  
 When a noble life has prepared for old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality. 
Author: Madame de Stael
Nationality: American   
 Nothing dates one so dreadfully as to think someplace is uptown. At our age one must be watchful of these conversational gray hairs. 
Author: Ruth Gordon
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1896  - d. 28 August 1985
  
 Sam Wood, the director, made most of his money as a real estate agent; there was nothing of the temperamental artist about him. 
Author: Gloria Swanson
Nationality: American
b. 27 March 1899  - d. 4 April 1983
  
 The first feminine feature that goes, with advancing age, is the neck. 
Author: Gloria Swanson
Nationality: American
b. 27 March 1899  - d. 4 April 1983
  
 Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons. 
Author: Lillian Carter
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1898  - d. 30 October 1983
  
 I don't like to boast, but I have probably skipped more poetry than any other person of my age and weight in this country. 
Author: Will Cuppy
Nationality: American
b. 23 August 1884  - d. 19 September 1949
  
 I felt a tremendous sadness for men who can't deal with a woman of their own age. 
Author: Michael Caine
Nationality: British
b. 14 March 1933
  
 Save your money. You're going to need twice as much money in your old age as you think. 
Author: Michael Caine
Nationality: British
b. 14 March 1933
  
 In order to fix Social Security, we must restructure it so that we continue to provide for our Nation's seniors that are approaching retirement age, but allow for younger taxpayers to invest a portion of their Social Security taxes in private accounts. 
Author: Herman Cain
Nationality: American
b. 13 December 1945
  
 It's disturbing at my age to look at a young woman's destructive behaviour and hear the echoes of it, of one's own destructiveness in youth. 
Author: Helen Garner
Nationality: Australian
b. 7 November 1942
  
 There is nothing as dull as an intellectual ally after a certain age. 
Author: Ben Hecht
Nationality: American
b. 28 February 1894  - d. 18 April 1964
  
 We are here because one odd group of fishes had a peculiar fin anatomy that could transform into legs for terrestrial creatures; because the earth never froze entirely during an ice age; because a small and tenuous species, arising in Africa a quarter of a million years ago, has managed so far, to survive by hook and by crook. We may yearn for a 'higher' answer - but none exists. 
Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Nationality: American
b. 10 September 1941  - d. 29 May 2002
  
 A knowledge of the true age of the earth and of the fossil record makes it impossible for any balanced intellect to believe in the literal truth of every part of the Bible in the way that fundamentalists do. And if some of the Bible is manifestly wrong, why should any of the rest of it be accepted automatically? 
Author: Edward Abbey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1927  - d. 14 March 1989
  
 It's also quite early on in the relationship to start having babies but obviously because of my age, I can't just say I'll do it in three years' time. 
Author: Nigella Lucy Lawson
Nationality: English
b. 6 January 1960
  
 Do not suppose the statements of the prophets to be true; they are all fabrications. Men lived comfortably till they came and spoiled life. The sacred books are only such a set of idle tales as any age could have and indeed did actually produce. 
Author: al-Ma?arri
Nationality: Arabian
b. 12 December 973  - d. 10 May 1057
  
 I the heir of all the ages, In the foremost files of time. 
Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson
Nationality: English
b. 6 August 1809  - d. 6 October 1892
  
 It happened as it did to many of my age. We were in the labour service and all at once, a year later, the call-up notice lay on the table. And only when I got to Dresden did I learn it was the Waffen-SS. 
Author: Günter Wilhelm Grass
Nationality: German
b. 16 October 1927
  
 Ours is an excessively conscious age. We know so much, we feel so little. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 By reason of the basic medical responsibility in connection with the development of defense of all types against atomic, biological and/or chemical warfare agents, Armed Services personnel and/or civilians on duty at installations engaged in such research shall be permitted to actively participate in all phases of the program. 
Author: Charles E. Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1890  - d. 26 September 1961
  
 Old age is like learning a new profession. And not one of your own choosing. 
Author: Jacques Martin Barzun
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1907
  
 It's horrifying just to write it, but I console myself by thinking that I certainly will not have any age when you read me. 
Author: Maria Konstantinovna Bashkirtseff
Nationality: Russian
b. 11 November 1858  - d. 31 October 1884
  
 When my mother signed at MGM, that was the only kind of contract you could sign. There was no such thing as an independent agent. 
Author: Lorna Luft
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1957
  
 All whom war, dearth, age, agues, tyrannies, Despair, law, chance, hath slain. 
Author: John Donne
Nationality: English
b. 23 January 1572  - d. 31 March 1631
  
 Age is a sicknesse, and Youth is an ambush. 
Author: John Donne
Nationality: English
b. 23 January 1572  - d. 31 March 1631
  
 It's the safety valve of middle life, and the solace of age. 
Author: Mary Roberts Rinehart
Nationality: American
b. 12 August 1876  - d. 22 September 1958
  
 There is something in age that ever, even in its own despite, must be venerable, must create respect and to have it ill treated, is to me worse, more cruel and wicked than anything on earth. 
Author: Fanny Burney
Nationality: English
b. December 1752  - d.  December 1840
  
 Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen, what an idiot I would be today. Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon, it can completely ruin your constitution. 
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Nationality: French
b. 12 December 1821  - d. 8 May 1880
  
 You can be a middle-aged comic if you work very hard at it, because comedy is really hard. 
Author: Andrew Denton
Nationality: French
b. 4 May 1960
  
 Advertising agencies for a product that doesn't exist. 
Author: Clive James
Nationality: Australian
b. 7 October 1939
  
 Every age has its pleasures, its style of wit, and its own ways. 
Author: Nicholas Boileau-Despréaux
Nationality: French
b. December 1636  - d.  December 1711
  
 In spite of every sage whom Greece can show, Unerring wisdom never dwelt below; Folly in all of every age we see, The only difference lies in the degree. 
Author: Nicholas Boileau-Despréaux
Nationality: French
b. December 1636  - d.  December 1711
  
 But satire, ever moral, ever new, Delights the reader and instructs him, too. She, if good sense refine her sterling page, Oft shakes some rooted folly of the age. 
Author: Nicholas Boileau-Despréaux
Nationality: French
b. December 1636  - d.  December 1711
  
 The whole problem of the relation between parent and subsidiary corporations is one that is still enveloped in the mists of metaphor. Metaphors in law are to be narrowly watched, for starting as devices to liberate thought, they end often by enslaving it. We say at times that the corporate entity will be ignored when the parent corporation operates a business through a subsidiary which is characterized as an 'alias' or a 'dummy.' Dominion may be so complete, interference so obtrusive, that by the general rules of agency the parent will be a principal and the subsidiary an agent. 
Author: Benjamin Nathan Cardozo
Nationality: American
b. 24 May 1870  - d. 9 July 1938
  
 Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy. 
Author: Dorothy Thompson
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1893  - d. 30 January 1961
  
 The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe - responsibility without power, the prerogative of the eunuch throughout the ages. 
Author: Tom Stoppard
Nationality: British
b. 3 July 1937
  
 There is not, and there never was on this earth, a work of human policy so well deserving of examination as the Roman Catholic Church. The history of that Church joins together the two great ages of human civilisation. No other institution is left standing which carries the mind back to the times when the smoke of sacrifice rose from the Pantheon, and when camelopards and tigers bounded in the Flavian amphitheatre. The proudest royal houses are but of yesterday, when compared with the line of the Supreme Pontiffs. That line we trace back in an unbroken series, from the Pope who crowned Napoleon in the nineteenth century to the Pope who crowned Pepin in the eighth; and far beyond the time of Pepin the august dynasty extends, till it is lost in the twilight of fable. The republic of Venice came next in antiquity. But the republic of Venice was modern when compared with the Papacy; and the republic of Venice is gone, and the Papacy remains. The Papacy remains, not in decay, not a mere antique, but full of life and youthful vigour. The Catholic Church is still sending forth to the farthest ends of the world missionaries as zealous as those who landed in Kent with Augustin, and still confronting hostile kings with the same spirit with which she confronted Attila. The number of her children is greater than in any former age. Her acquisitions in the New World have more than compensated for what she has lost in the Old. Her spiritual ascendency extends over the vast countries which lie between the plains of the Missouri and Cape Horn, countries which a century hence, may not improbably contain a population as large as that which now inhabits Europe. The members of her communion are certainly not fewer than a hundred and fifty millions; and it will be difficult to show that all other Christian sects united amount to a hundred and twenty millions. Nor do we see any sign which indicates that the term of her long dominion is approaching. She saw the commencement of all the governments and of all the ecclesiastical establishments that now exist in the world; and we feel no assurance that she is not destined to see the end of them all. She was great and respected before the Saxon had set foot on Britain, before the Frank had passed the Rhine, when Grecian eloquence still flourished at Antioch, when idols were still worshipped in the temple of Mecca. And she may still exist in undiminished vigour when some traveller from New Zealand shall, in the midst of a vast solitude, take his stand on a broken arch of London Bridge to sketch the ruins of St. Paul's. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 What a singular destiny has been that of this remarkable man! - To be regarded in his own age as a classic, and in ours as a companion! To receive from his contemporaries that full homage which men of genius have in general received only from posterity; to be more intimately known to posterity than other men are known to their contemporaries! 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 In that temple of silence and reconciliation where the enmities of twenty generations lie buried, in the great Abbey which has during many ages afforded a quiet resting-place to those whose minds and bodies have been shattered by the contentions of the Great Hall. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 We hold that the most wonderful and splendid proof of genius is a great poem produced in a civilized age. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 Those who compare the age in which their lot has fallen with a golden age which exists only in imagination, may talk of degeneracy and decay; but no man who is correctly informed as to the past, will be disposed to take a morose or desponding view of the present. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop. 
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 56  - d.  December 117
  
 Age makes all things greater after their death; a name comes to the tongue easier from the grave. 
Author: Sextus Propertius
Nationality: Roman
b. December 50  - d.  December 16
  
 I was so naive I didn't even know about agents. I telephoned the William Morris agency and asked to speak to Mr. Morris. I expected Bill Morris to be waiting for my call. 
Author: Kirsty Alley
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 51
  
 The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above- average drivers. 
Author: Dave Barry
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1947
  
 I'm a middle age white guy, which means I'm constantly reminded that my particular group is responsible for the oppression of every known minority PLUS most wars PLUS government corruption PLUS pollution of the environment, not to mention that it was middle-age white guys who killed Bambi's mom. 
Author: Dave Barry
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1947
  
 We should enact an 'e' tax. Government agents would roam the country looking for stores whose names contained any word that ended in an unnecessary 'e,' such as 'shoppe' or 'olde,' and the owners of these stores would be taxed at a flat rate of $50,000 per year per 'e.' We should also consider an additional $50,000 'ye' tax, so that the owner of a store called 'Ye Olde Shoppe' would have to fork over $150,000 a year. In extreme cases, such as 'Ye Olde Barne Shoppe,' the owner would simply be taken outside and shot. 
Author: Dave Barry
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1947
  
 The information encoded in your DNA determines your unique biological characteristics, such as sex, eye color, age and Social Security number. 
Author: Dave Barry
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1947
  
 If you surveyed a hundred typical middle-aged Americans, I bet you'd find that only two of them could tell you their blood types, but every last one of them would know the theme song from The Beverly Hillbillies. 
Author: Dave Barry
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1947
  
 "No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun - for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax - This won't hurt. 
Author: Hunter Stockton Thompson
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1937  - d. 20 February 2005
  
 When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory.  
Author: Arthur Christopher Benson
Nationality: English
b. 24 April 1862  - d. 17 June 1925
  
 Bells that clash in a gaudy chime, Swords that clatter in onsets tall, The words that ring and the fames that climb - Youth is the sign of them, one and all. Hymnals old in a dusty stall, A bald, blind bird in a crazy cage, The scene of a faded festival - These are a type of the world of Age. 
Author: William Ernest Henley
Nationality: English
b. 23 August 1849  - d. 11 July 1903
  
 Spring at her height on a morn at prime, Sails that laugh from a flying squall, Pomp of harmony, rapture of rhyme - Youth is the sign of them, one and all. Winter sunsets and leaves that fall, An empty flagon, a folded page, A tumble-down wheel, a tattered ball - These are a type of the world of Age. 
Author: William Ernest Henley
Nationality: English
b. 23 August 1849  - d. 11 July 1903
  
 Hours that strut as the heirs of time, Deeds whose rumour's a clarion-call, Songs where the singers their souls sublime - Youth is the sign of them, one and all. A staff that rests in a nook of wall, A reeling battle, a rusted gage, The chant of a nearing funeral - These are a type of the world of Age. 
Author: William Ernest Henley
Nationality: English
b. 23 August 1849  - d. 11 July 1903
  
 Struggle and turmoil, revel and brawl - Youth is the sign of them, one and all. A smouldering hearth and a silent stage - These are a type of the world of Age. 
Author: William Ernest Henley
Nationality: English
b. 23 August 1849  - d. 11 July 1903
  
 Neo-conservatives are unlike old conservatives because they are utilitarians, not moralists, and because their aim is the prosperity of post-industrial society, not the recovery of a golden age. 
Author: Irving Kristol
Nationality: American
b. 22 January 1920
  
 If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind? 
Author: Frederic Bastiat
Nationality: French
b. 30 June 1801  - d. 24 December 1850
  
 His golden locks time hath to silver turned; O time too swift! O swiftness never ceasing! His youth 'gainst time and age hath ever spurned, But spurned in vain; youth waneth by encreasing. 
Author: George Peele
Nationality: English
b. December 1556  - d.  December 1596
  
 His helmet now shall make a hive for bees, And lovers' songs be turned to holy psalms; A man-at-arms must now serve on his knees, And feed on prayers, which are old age's alms. 
Author: George Peele
Nationality: English
b. December 1556  - d.  December 1596
  
 Oh rage! Oh despair! Oh age, my enemy! 
Author: Pierre Corneille
Nationality: French
b. 6 June 1606  - d. 1 October 1684
  
 Does age matter? Time doesn't matter. 
Author: Sandra Bullock
Nationality: American
b. 26 July 1964
  
 This age thinks better of a gilded fool Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom's school. 
Author: Thomas Dekker
Nationality: English
b. December 1572  - d.  December 1632
  
 Age is like love, it cannot be hid. 
Author: Thomas Dekker
Nationality: English
b. December 1572  - d.  December 1632
  
 Because of Mozart, it's all over after the age of seven. 
Author: Wendy Wasserstein
Nationality: American
b. 18 October 1950  - d. 30 January 2006
  
 The upsurge of violent racism in armed groups in America involves more than the United States Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. It now includes every police force in any city and county in America, the National Guard, federal agencies, and even some private 'protective' groups. 
Author: Carl Thomas Rowan
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1925  - d. 23 September 2000
  
 Black people would in private say that Nicole was 'white trash,' using her blond hair, her big breasts, her teenage pussy to woo a famous, rich, middle-aged black man away from the black woman who had sustained and nurtured him through the toughest years of his life. 
Author: Carl Thomas Rowan
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1925  - d. 23 September 2000
  
 God never deserted our people. Right through the ages there were Jews. Through the ages they suffered, but it also made us strong. 
Author: Anne Frank
Nationality: German
b. 12 June 1929  - d.  March 1945
  
 The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be perpetuated by quotation. 
Author: Isaac D'Israeli
Nationality: English
b. 11 May 1766  - d. 19 January 1848
  
 After the golden age of Latinity, we gradually slide into the silver, and at length precipitately descend into the iron. 
Author: Isaac D'Israeli
Nationality: English
b. 11 May 1766  - d. 19 January 1848
  
 Theories of genius are the peculiar constructions of our own philosophical times; ages of genius had passed away, and they left no other record than their works; no preconcerted theory described the workings of the imagination to be without imagination, nor did they venture to teach how to invent invention. 
Author: Isaac D'Israeli
Nationality: English
b. 11 May 1766  - d. 19 January 1848
  
 An excessive indulgence in the pleasures of social life constitutes the great interests of a luxuriant and opulent age. 
Author: Isaac D'Israeli
Nationality: English
b. 11 May 1766  - d. 19 January 1848
  
 Age is not different from earlier life as long as you're sitting down. 
Author: Malcolm Cowley
Nationality: American
b. 28 August 1898  - d. 27 March 1989
  
 I regard criticism as an art, and if in this country and in this age it is practiced with honesty, it is no more remunerative than the work of an avant-garde film artist. My dear anonymous letter writers, if you think it is so easy to be a critic, so difficult to be a poet or a painter or film experimenter, may I suggest you try both? You may discover why there are so few critics, so many poets. 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 People have expected less of movies and have been willing to settle for less. Some have even been willing to settle for Kramer vs. Kramer and other pictures that seem to be made for an audience of over-age flower children. These pictures express the belief that if a man cares about anything besides being at home with the kids, he's corrupt. Parenting ennobles Dustin Hoffman and makes him a better person in every way, while in The Seduction of Joe Tynan we can see that Alan Alda is a weak, corruptible fellow because he wants to be President of the United States more than he wants to stay at home communing with his daughter about her adolescent miseries. Pictures like these should all end with the fathers and the children sitting at home watching TV together. 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. 
Author: Dale Carnegie
Nationality: American
b. 24 November 1888  - d. 1 November 1955
  
 Self-knowledge is no guarantee of happiness, but it is on the side of happiness and can supply the courage to fight for it. Psychiatrists have told me that they give The Second Sex to their women patients to read, and not merely to intellectual women but to lower-middle-class women, to office workers and women working in factories. 'Your book was a great help to me. Your book saved me,' are the words I have read in letters from women of all ages and all walks of life. If my book has helped women, it is because it expressed them, and they in their turn gave it its truth. Thanks to them, it is no longer a matter for scandal and concern. During these last ten years the myths that men created have crumbled, and many women writers have gone beyond me and have been far more daring than I. Too many of them for my taste take sexuality as their only theme; but at least when they write about it they now present themselves as the eye-that-looks, as subject, consciousness, freedom. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 What is an adult? A child blown up by age. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 Since it is the other within us who is old, it is natural that the revelation of our age should come to us from outside - from others. We do not accept it willingly. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 What should a society be, so that in his last years a man might still be a man? The answer is simple: he would always have to have been treated as a man. By the fate that it allots to its members who can no longer work, society gives itself away - it has always looked upon them as so much material. Society confesses that as far as it is concerned, profit is the only thing that counts, and that its "humanism" is mere window-dressing. In the nineteenth century the ruling classes explicitly equated the proletariat with barbarism. The struggles of the workers succeeded in making the proletariat part of mankind once more. But only in so far as it is productive. Society turns away from the aged worker as though he belonged to another species. That is why the whole question is buried in a conspiracy of silence. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use. 
Author: Washington Irving
Nationality: American
b. 3 April 1783  - d. 28 November 1859
  
 That happy age when a man can be idle with impunity. 
Author: Washington Irving
Nationality: American
b. 3 April 1783  - d. 28 November 1859
  
 The great British Library - an immense collection of volumes of all ages and languages, many of which are now forgotten, and most of which are seldom read: one of these sequestered pools of obsolete literature to which modern authors repair, and draw buckets full of classic lore, or 'pure English, undefiled' wherewith to swell their own scanty rills of thought. 
Author: Washington Irving
Nationality: American
b. 3 April 1783  - d. 28 November 1859
  
 Age is a matter of feeling, not of years. 
Author: Washington Irving
Nationality: American
b. 3 April 1783  - d. 28 November 1859
  
 Ah, children, they are your blessing in your old age. But of course my Aaron couldn't give me children. Between you and me, Golde, he hardly tried. 
Author: Sholem Aleichem
Nationality: Russian
b. 2 March 1859  - d. 13 May 1916
  
 I have been in my bed for five weeks, oppressed with weakness and other infirmities from which my age, seventy four years, permits me not to hope release. Added to this ( proh dolor! ) the sight of my right eye - that eye whose labors (dare I say it) have had such glorious results - is for ever lost. That of the left, which was and is imperfect, is rendered null by continual weeping. 
Author: Galileo Galilei
Nationality: Italian
b. 15 February 1564  - d. 8 January 1642
  
 Alas! Your dear friend and servant Galileo has been for the last month hopelessly blind; so that this heaven, this earth, this universe, which I by my marvelous discoveries and clear demonstrations had enlarged a hundred thousand times beyond the belief of the wise men of bygone ages, henceforward for me is shrunk into such a small space as is filled by my own bodily sensations. 
Author: Galileo Galilei
Nationality: Italian
b. 15 February 1564  - d. 8 January 1642
  
 From the moment of birth, when the stone-age baby confronts the twentieth-century mother, the baby is subjected to these forces of violence, called love, as its mother and father have been, and their parents and their parents before them. These forces are mainly concerned with destroying most of its potentialities. This enterprise is on the whole successful. 
Author: R. D. Laing
Nationality: Scottish
b. 7 October 1927  - d. 23 August 1989
  
 This little composition, which is, alas, the last mortal sin of my old age. 
Author: Gioacchino Rossini
Nationality: Italian
b. 29 February 1792  - d. 13 November 1868
  
 My husband gave me a necklace. It's fake. I requested fake. Maybe I'm paranoid, but in this day and age, I don't want something around my neck that's worth more than my head. 
Author: Rita Rudner
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1956
  
 The agenda Clinton & Clinton would impose on America - abortion on demand, a litmus test for the Supreme Court, homosexual rights, discrimination against religious schools, women in combat units - that's change, all right. But it is not the kind of change America needs. It is not the kind of change America wants. And it is not the kind of change we can abide in a nation we still call God's country. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 The Church is in crisis today not because it failed to adjust its teaching and practices to the sexual revolution, but because it tried both to be true to its teachings and to keep in step with an immoral age, which is an impossibility. The way for the Church to restore its lost moral authority is to retrace its steps. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 The fashions of the ages vary in this direction and that, but they vary for the most part from a central road which was struck out by the imagination of Greece. 
Author: Gilbert Murray
Nationality: English
b. 3 January 1866  - d. 20 May 1957
  
 Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.  
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Old age: the crown of life, our play's last act. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep in our history and doctrine and remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were, for the moment, unpopular. We can deny our heritage and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. There is no way for a citizen of the Republic to abdicate his responsibility. 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 We hardly need to be reminded that we are living in an age of confusion - a lot of us have traded in our beliefs for bitterness and cynicism or for a heavy package of despair, or even a quivering portion of hysteria. Opinions can be picked up cheap in the market place while such commodities as courage and fortitude and faith are in alarmingly short supply. 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men - not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes that were, for the moment, unpopular. This is no time for men who oppose Senator McCarthy's methods to keep silent, or for those who approve. We can deny our heritage and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. There is no way for a citizen of a republic to abdicate his responsibilities. As a nation we have come into our full inheritance at a tender age. We proclaim ourselves, as indeed we are, the defenders of freedom, wherever it continues to exist in the world, but we cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 This just might do nobody any good. At the end of this discourse a few people may accuse this reporter of fouling his own comfortable nest, and your organization may be accused of having given hospitality to heretical and even dangerous thoughts. But the elaborate structure of networks, advertising agencies and sponsors will not be shaken or altered. It is my desire, if not my duty, to try to talk to you journeymen with some candor about what is happening to radio and television. 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 Personality, as we know it, is free compared with the individuality of the lower animals; but it is still weighted down with the body. There may be personalities which have not merely transcended substance, but are rid of it altogether: in all ages the theologian and the mystic have told of such "disembodied spirits," postulated by the one, felt by the other, and now the psychical investigator with his automatic writing and his cross-correspondences is seeking to give us rigorous demonstration of them. If such exist, they crown Life's progress. 
Author: Sir Julian Sorrell Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 22 June 1887  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 The new understanding of the universe has come about through the new knowledge amassed in the last hundred years - by psychologists, biologists, and other scientists, by archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians. It has defined man's responsibility and destiny - to be an agent for the rest of the world in the job of realizing its inherent potentialities as fully as possible. It is as if man had been suddenly appointed managing director of the biggest business of all, the business of evolution - appointed without being asked if he wanted it, and without proper warning and preparation. What is more, he can't refuse the job. Whether he wants to or not, whether he is conscious of what he is doing or not, he is in point of fact determining the future direction of evolution on this earth. That is his inescapable destiny, and the sooner he realizes it and starts believing in it, the better for all concerned. 
Author: Sir Julian Sorrell Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 22 June 1887  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 Evolution is a process, of which we are products, and in which we are active agents. 
Author: Sir Julian Sorrell Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 22 June 1887  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 The possible truths, hazily perceived in the world of abstraction, like those inferred from observation and experiment in the world of matter, are forced upon the profane multitudes, too busy to think for themselves, under the form of Divine revelation and scientific authority. But the same question stands open from the days of Socrates and Pilate down to our own age of wholesale negation: is there such a thing as absolute truth in the hands of any one party or man? Reason answers, "there cannot be." There is no room for absolute truth upon any subject whatsoever, in a world as finite and conditioned as man is himself. But there are relative truths, and we have to make the best we can of them. 
Author: H. P. Blavatsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 July 1831  - d. 8 May 1891
  
 Whoso belongs only to his own age, and reverences only its gilt Popinjays or smoot-smeared Mumbojumbos, must needs die with it. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 Battles, in these ages, are transacted by mechanism; with the slightest possible development of human individuality or spontaneity: men now even die, and kill one another, in an artificial manner. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 To the Arab Nation it was as a birth from darkness into light; Arabia first became alive by means of it. A poor shepherd people, roaming unnoticed in its deserts since the creation of the world, a hero-prophet was sent down to them with a word they could believe, see, the unnoticed becomes world-notable, the small has grown world-great; within one century afterwards, Arabia is at Grenada on this hand, at Delhi on that, glancing in valor and splendor and the light of genius, Arabia shines through long ages over a great section of the world. Belief is great, life-giving. The history of a nation becomes fruitful, soul-elevating, great, so soon as it believes. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 Call it not false; look not at the falsehood of it, look at the truth of it. For these twelve centuries, it has been the religion and life-guidance of the fifth part of the whole kindred of Mankind. Above all things, it has been a religion heartily believed. These Arabs believe their religion, and try to live by it! No Christians, since the early ages, or only perhaps the English Puritans in modern times, have ever stood by their Faith as the Moslem do by theirs, believing it wholly, fronting Time with it, and Eternity with it. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 From the cranberry cancer scare of the 1950s to the Alar-in-apples hysteria of the 1980s, from the "new ice age" of the 1960s to the "global warming" of the 1990s, environmental alarms almost always turn out to be false. Few non-political scientists fear ozone loss, global warming, or acid rain. These are just issues that some people hope to use to reorder the lives of the rest of us. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 So what is government? Very simply, it is an agency of coercion. Of course, there are other agencies of coercion - such as the Mafia. So to be more precise, government is the agency of coercion that has flags in front of its offices. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 A woman who will tell her age will tell anything. 
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1944
  
 I believe the true function of age is memory. I'm recording as fast as I can. 
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1944
  
 Ever so often in your life - perhaps once a decade - you have a revelation. If you are an aborigine, that defines your age. You only have a revelation once every age, no matter what your chronological age. If you're lucky, you have three good revelations in a lifetime. 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 Brambles, in particular, protect and nourish young fruit trees, and on farms bramble clumps (blackberry or one of its related cultivars) can be used to exclude deer and cattle from newly set trees. As the trees (apple, quince, plum, citrus, fig) age, and the brambles are shaded out, hoofed animals come to eat fallen fruit, and the mature trees, seven plus years old, are sufficiently hardy to withstand browsing. Our forest ancestors may well have followed some such sequences for orchard evolution, assisted by indigenous birds and mammals. 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 In any group endeavour, there are practical and effective, or impractical and ineffective, ways to manage a complex system. Impractical, frustrating, and time-consuming systems are those governed by large boards, assemblies, or groups - seven or more people. These "meetings" have a chairperson, agendas, proposals, votes, or use concensus, and can go on for hours. Concensus, in particular, is an endless and pointless affair, with coercion of the often silent or incoherent abstainer by a vociferous minority. Thus, decisions reached by boards, parliaments, and concensus groups either oppress some individuals (votes) or are vetoed by dissenters. In either case, we have tyranny of a majority or tyranny of a minority, and a great deal of frustration and wasted time. The way to abolish such systems is to have one meeting where the sole agenda is to vote to abolish decision meetings - this is usually carried unanimously - and another where a concensus is reached to abolish concensus - this too shouldn't take long. 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 The reason for the slow progress of the world seems to lie in a single fact. Every man is born under the yoke, and grows up beneath the oppressions of his age. 
Author: John Jay Chapman
Nationality: American
b. December 1862  - d.  December 1933
  
 That's a great question, Brandon, and a vice-president has a really great job because not only are they there to support the president's agenda, they're there like the team member, the teammate to the president. But also, they're in charge of the United States Senate, so if they want to they can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes that will make life better for Brandon and his family and his classroom. And it's a great job and I look forward to having that job. 
Author: Sarah Palin
Nationality: American
b. 11 February 1964
  
 Stephen Fry: If you try and kill them, you're put in prison: if you try and talk to them, you vomit. There's only one thing worse than an estate agent but at least that can be safely lanced, drained and surgically dressed. Estate agents. Love them or loathe them, you'd be mad not to loathe them. 
T.V. Series: Fry and Laurie
Nationality: British   
 For many people my age, the First World War is just a topic in a history book. But I've always been fascinated by the subject and think it's as relevant today as it ever was. 
Author: Daniel Jacob Radcliffe
Nationality: English
b. 23 July 1989
  
 Just like those who are incurably ill, the aged know everything about their dying except exactly when. 
Author: Philip Milton Roth
Nationality: American
b. 19 March 1933
  
 Shakespeare's stage must hold the glass to every age. 
Author: Francis Turner Palgrave
Nationality: British
b. 28 September 1824  - d. 24 October 1897
  
 This age, which should adjudge happiness to be as valuabe as soap or munitions, would never come so long as the workers accepted the testimony of paid spokesmen to the effect that they were contented and happy, rather than the evidence of their own wincing nerves to the effect that they live in a polite version of hell. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 They've worked out elaborate charts classifying all intellectual occupations and interests, with the methods and materials and tools, and especially the goals - the aims, the ideals, the moral purposes - that are suited to each of them. Really tremendous! Why, a musician or an engineer, for example, could look at his chart and tell accurately whether he was progressing fast enough, at his age, and if not, just what his trouble was, and the remedy. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it, old age is still old age. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 To all who come to this happy place: Welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America; with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 To me, today, at age sixty-one, all prayer, by the humble or highly placed, has one thing in common: supplication for strength and inspiration to carry on the best human impulses which should bind us together for a better world. Without such inspiration, we would rapidly deteriorate and finally perish. But in our troubled time, the right of men to think and worship as their conscience dictates is being sorely pressed. We can retain these privileges only by being constantly on guard and fighting off any encroachment on these precepts. To retreat from any of the principles handed down by our forefathers, who shed their blood for the ideals we still embrace, would be a complete victory for those who would destroy liberty and justice for the individual. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 When Henry Mulcahy, a middle-aged instructor of literature at Jocelyn College, Jocelyn, Pennsylvania, unfolded the President's letter and became aware of its contents, he gave a sudden sharp cry of impatience and irritation, as if such interruptions could positively be brooked no longer. 
Author: Mary Therese McCarthy
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1912  - d. 25 October 1989
  
 Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted. 
Author: Mary Therese McCarthy
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1912  - d. 25 October 1989
  
 I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public speaking and of approaching young women in public. 
Author: Albert Ellis
Nationality: American
b. 27 September 1913  - d. 24 July 2007
  
 If we are strong, and have faith in life and its richness of surprises, and hold the rudder steadily in our hands. I am sure we will sail into quiet and pleasent waters for our old age. 
Author: Freya Madeleine Stark
Nationality: French
b. 31 January 1893
  
 I had reason for avoiding serious advances. My mind was made up never to leave my parents. I felt that their absorbing love could never be repaid be the longest life-service, and that the responsibility of an only child, their sole prop and solace, would be strictly regarded by Him who readeth the heart. I had seen aged people surrounded by indifferent persons, who considered their care a burden, and could not endure the thought that my tender parents, who were without near relatives, should be thrown upon the fluctuating kindness of hirelings and strangers. To me, my father already seemed aged, though scarcely sixty; and I said, in my musing hours, Shall he, who never denied me aught, or spoke to me otherwise than in love-tones, stretch forth his hands in their weakness, "and find none to gird him"?  
Author: Lydia Sigourney
Nationality: American
b. 1 October 1791  - d. 10 June 1865
  
 Today, it's not only language and sexuality - the usual reasons given for banning my books - that will land a book on the censors' hit list. It's Satanism, New Age-ism and a hundred other isms, some of which would make you laugh if the implications weren't so serious. Books that make kids laugh often come under suspicion; so do books that encourage kids to think, or question authority; books that don't hit the reader over the head with moral lessons are considered dangerous. 
Author: Judy Sussman Blume
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1938
  
 Censors don't want children exposed to ideas different from their own. If every individual with an agenda had his/her way, the shelves in the school library would be close to empty. I wish the censors could read the letters kids write. 
Author: Judy Sussman Blume
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1938
  
 Monica Attard has continued Media Watch's leftist tradition. Here's the litmus test - The Age's in-house leftist cartoonist Michael Leunig. In 2002 The Age's (then) editor-in-chief Michael Gawenda refused to publish a Leunig cartoon which equated 'Auschwitz 1942' with 'Israel 2002'. Media Watch editorialised on 6 May 2002 in favour of Michael Leunig and against Michael Gawenda. No surprise there. On 20 May 2006 The Age's (current) editor-in-chief Andrew Jaspan ran a Leunig cartoon proclaiming the 'Prime Ministership falls to the person most willing to appeal to the lowest appetites of the population'. No surprise there. However, Alan Oakley, the Sydney Morning Herald editor, decided not to publish Leunig's cartoon in Fairfax's Sydney broadsheet. In a personal note to Leunig which was leaked to Media Watch (no surprise there), Mr Oakley said that 'regardless of the subject (i.e. the PM)' he 'found the whole idea somewhat coarse' and commented that 'SMH readers expect something a little more sophisticated, if not subtle'. Monica Attard described Mr Oakley's decision as simply 'wrong'. No surprise there. 
Author: Gerard Henderson
Nationality: Australian   
 Women are called upon to defend every bit of progress we have made against particularly virulent attack. But we must also hold out a vision, put forth a positive agenda of what women need and want and then move forward toward that dream. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 We were not prepared intellectually. Those of us in the national security field still carried the baggage of the Cold War. We thought in concepts of coalition warfare and the Warsaw Pact. When we thought of terrorism, we thought only of state-sponsored terrorism, which is why the immediate reaction of many in our government agencies after 9/11 was: Which state did it? Saddam, it must have been Saddam. We had failed to grasp, for a variety of reasons, the new phenomenon that had emerged in the world. This was not state-sponsored terrorism. This was religious war. This was the emergence of a transnational enemy driven by religious fervor and fanaticism. Our enemy is not terrorism. Our enemy is violent, Islamic fundamentalism." 
Author: John Lehman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1942
  
 Many will recall with pain what we went through in the Reagan administration in 1983, when the Marine barracks were bombed in Beirut - 241 Marines and Navy corpsmen were killed. We immediately got an intercept from NSA [National Security Agency], a total smoking gun from the foreign ministry of Iran, ordering the murder of our Marines. Nothing was done to retaliate. Instead, we did exactly what the terrorists wanted us to do, which was to withdraw. Osama bin Laden has cited this as one of his dawning moments. 
Author: John Lehman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1942
  
 An aged Christian, with the snow of time upon his head, may remind us that those points of earth are whitest which are nearest to heaven. 
Author: Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1814  - d. 26 December 1880
  
 Middle age used to be a respite for women, somewhere between the frenetically social 20s and the downhill run of the 60s, a time of gently letting go of youth and learning to be comfortable in their own skin. 
Author: Miranda Devine
Nationality: Australian   
 Ageing means a loss of a number of skills over time.  
Author: Julie Isabel Bishop
Nationality: Australian
b. 17 July 1956
  
 The strongest initiative that government can take to ensure Australia is prepared for population ageing, is to maintain a strong economy, and a secure nation. 
Author: Julie Isabel Bishop
Nationality: Australian
b. 17 July 1956
  
 Prevention is one of the few known ways to reduce demand for health and aged care services. 
Author: Julie Isabel Bishop
Nationality: Australian
b. 17 July 1956
  
 Community care is a fundamental, an essential, an enduring part of our aged care system. 
Author: Julie Isabel Bishop
Nationality: Australian
b. 17 July 1956
  
 When the Australian Government looked at how to meet the challenges, and the opportunities, presented by our ageing population, it saw that an all-encompassing approach was a prerequisite. 
Author: Julie Isabel Bishop
Nationality: Australian
b. 17 July 1956
  
 We know that so many of the conditions and diseases that we associate with ageing can often be prevented or in fact their onset delayed if we just took preventative steps earlier in our lives. 
Author: Julie Isabel Bishop
Nationality: Australian
b. 17 July 1956
  
 We know we are entering a period of transformation in aged care. 
Author: Julie Isabel Bishop
Nationality: Australian
b. 17 July 1956
  
 At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies. 
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1881  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 Love has had a lot of press-agenting from the oldest times; but there are higher, nobler things than love. 
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1881  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 It was one of the dullest speeches I ever heard. The Agee woman told us for three quarters of an hour how she came to write her beastly book, when a simple apology was all that was required. 
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1881  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 The one distinct feature of our Association has been the right of the individual opinion for every member. We have been beset at every step with the cry that somebody was injuring the cause by the expression of some sentiments that differed with those held by the majority of mankind. The religious persecution of the ages has been done under what was claimed to be the command of God. I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do to their fellows, because it always coincides with their own desires. 
Author: Susan B. Anthony
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1820  - d. 13 March 1906
  
 Give advertising time. That is the thing that it needs most. The advertising agency is the most precious infant among the professions. Is it fair to expect perfection in a profession that counts only a single generation to its credit? We are learning. I see no reason why advertising agencies, too, should not outlive their founders and the successors of their founders, growing wiser with each generation and gathering a priceless possession of recorded experience. 
Author: Bruce Fairchild Barton
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1886  - d. 5 June 1967
  
 No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man. 
Author: Bruce Fairchild Barton
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1886  - d. 5 June 1967
  
 It is perhaps not a surprise that photography developed as a technological medium in the industrial age, when reality started to disappear. It is even perhaps the disappearance of reality that triggered this technical form. Reality found a way to mutate into an image. 
Author: Jean Baudrillard
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1929  - d. 6 March 2007
  
 Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. 
Author: L. Frank Baum
Nationality: American
b. 15 May 1856  - d. 6 May 1919
  
 But the Republican right-wing agenda, these people - Arnold and his patrons - felt it could be accomplished by circumventing the Legislature and spending money and organizing and giving sound bites. 
Author: Warren Beatty
Nationality: American
b. 30 March 1937
  
 Almost all my middle-aged and elderly acquaintances, including me, feel about 25, unless we haven't had our coffee, in which case we feel 107. 
Author: Martha Beck
Nationality: American
b. 29 November 1962
  
 We virtually never feel our age, but thinking that we should can lead to disaster. 
Author: Martha Beck
Nationality: American
b. 29 November 1962
  
 Poor devils! Where do these unfortunate creatures come from? On what butcher's block will they meet their end? What reward does municipal munificence allot them for thus cleaning (or dirtying) the pavements of Paris? At what age are they sent to the glue factory? What becomes of their bones (their skin is good for nothing)? 
Author: Hector Berlioz
Nationality: French
b. 11 December 1803  - d. 8 March 1869
  
 Even now there lingers in the consciousness of the old, sharper divisions which the ages had not been able to efface, and which is strong enough to find - not only here and there - expression as antipathy to the Jewish type. In France, that let down the barriers more than a hundred years ago, the feeling of antipathy is still strong enough to sustain an anti-Jewish political party. 
Author: Franz Boas
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1858  - d. 21 December 1942
  
 Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. 
Author: Charlie Chaplin
Nationality: British
b. 16 April 1889  - d. 25 December 1977
  
 Then, in the name of democracy, let us use that power! Let us all unite! Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power, but they lie! They do not fulfill their promise; they never will. Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people! Now, let us fight to fulfill that promise! Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness. 
Author: Charlie Chaplin
Nationality: British
b. 16 April 1889  - d. 25 December 1977
  
 We were all about the same age, six and seven, and when we were bored making syrup, we used to practice singing harmony in the basement. One day our letter carrier came down to the basement. His name was Lou Farley. Feingold was his real name, but he changed it to Farley. He wanted the whole world to sing harmony. He came down to the basement once to deliver a letter and heard the four of us kids singing harmony. He liked our style, so we sang a couple more songs for him. Then we looked up at the head of the stairs and saw three or four people listening to us and smiling. In fact, they threw down a couple of pennies. So I said to the kids I was working with, 'no more chocolate syrup. It's show business from now on. We called ourselves the Peewee Quartet. We started out singing on ferryboats, in saloons, in brothels, and on street corners. We'd put our hats down for donations. Sometimes the customers threw something in the hats. Sometimes they took something out of the hats. Sometimes they took the hats. 
Author: George Burns
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1896  - d. 9 March 1996
  
 This is the correct procedure: Spot who is attacking us. Start investigating them promptly for felonies or worse using our own professionals, not outside agencies. Double curve our reply by saying we welcome an investigation of them. Start feeding lurid, blood sex crime actual evidence on the attackers to the press. Don't ever tamely submit to an investigation of us. Make it rough, rough on attackers all the way. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 We are slowly and carefully teaching the unholy a lesson. It is as follows: We are not a law enforcement agency. BUT we will become interested in the crimes of people who seek to stop us. If you oppose scientology we promptly look up - and find and expose - your crimes. If you leave us alone we will leave you alone. It's very simple. Even a fool can grasp that. And don't underrate our ability to carry it out. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 Ninety-nine percent of what my father ever wrote or said about himself to the press, the media, the public and the membership is totally and completely untrue and false. So therefore that old phrase "Consider the source" cannot just be applied to me but must be applied to him also. And this phrase, "Consider the source" is in itself totally and completely inaccurate and is only a statement to dead-agent both myself and my father - or anyone else for that matter. What is appropriate, true and accurate is: "Consider the facts and consider the truth". 
Author: Ronald DeWolf
Nationality: American
b. 7 May 1934
  
 Actions o' th' last age are like almanacks o' th' last year. 
Author: John Denham
Nationality: English
b. December 1615  - d. 10 March 1669
  
 Youth, what man's age is like to be doth show, We may our ends by our beginnings know. 
Author: John Denham
Nationality: English
b. December 1615  - d. 10 March 1669
  
 The anxiety has been greatly increased by this government's multiplication of exams and emphasis on starting training as a middle manager in a computer company from the age of six. 
Author: John Mortimer
Nationality: British
b. 21 April 1923  - d. 16 January 2009
  
 The surest sign of age is loneliness. 
Author: Annie Dillard
Nationality: American
b. 30 April 1945
  
 Getting older is no problem. You just have to live long enough. 
Author: Groucho Marx
Nationality: American
b. 2 October 1890  - d. 19 July 1977
  
 A well-cultivated mind is, so to speak, made up of all the minds of preceding ages; it is only one single mind which has been educated during all this time. 
Author: Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle
Nationality: French
b. 11 February 1657  - d. 09 January 1757
  
 OLD CARY GRANT FINE HOW YOU 
Author: Cary Grant
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1904  - d. 29 November 1986
  
 Neither one should hesitate about dedicating oneself to philosophy when young, nor should get tired of doing it when one's old, because no one is ever too young or too old to reach one's soul's healthy. 
Author: Epicurus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 341  - d.  December 270
  
 Those who tell the young man to live well and the old man to die well is nothing but a fool, not only for what life has in happiness to both young and old, but also for one must be careful in live honestly as well as die honestly. 
Author: Epicurus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 341  - d.  December 270
  
 In my next life I want to live backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people's home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, Go collect your pension, and then when you start work, You get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxuirious spa like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and, Voila! You finish off as an orgasm! 
Author: Woody Allen
Nationality: American
b. 1 December 1935
  
 Aging gracefully is supposed to mean trying not to hide time passing and just looking a wreck. Don't worry girls, look like a wreck, that's the way it goes. 
Author: Jeanne Moreau
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1928
  
 All those vitamins aren't to keep death at bay, they're to keep deterioration at bay. 
Author: Jeanne Moreau
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1928
  
 Of course I am downcast and tremble with pity for my state when old age and wrinkles cover me, when Eros flies about and I pursue the glorious young. Pick up your lyre and sing to us of her who wears violets on her breasts. Sing especially of her who is wandering. 
Author: Sappho
Nationality: Greek
b. December 630  - d.  December 570
  
 Age is getting to know all the ways the world turns, so that if you cannot turn the world the way you want, you can at least get out of the way so you won't get run over. 
Author: Miriam Makeba
Nationality: South African
b. 04 March 1932  - d. 11 November 2008
  
 In order to produce something new, you have to return to the original source, to the childhood of mankind. 
Author: Paul Gauguin
Nationality: French
b. 07 June 1848  - d. 08 May 1903
  
 How long have I been here? Henceforward for? I shall not know. For I have been traveling for too long. My bones too weary to remember my age. Hence, how long have I been here? Thou shalt never know. 
Author: Paul Gauguin
Nationality: French
b. 07 June 1848  - d. 08 May 1903
  
 No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else. 
Author: Katherine Meyer Graham
Nationality: American
b. 16 June 1917  - d. 17 July 2001
  
 By the year 2020, the year of perfect vision, the old will outnumber the young. 
Author: Maggie Kuhn
Nationality: American
b. 03 August 1905  - d. 22 April 1995
  
 Few people know how to be old. 
Author: Maggie Kuhn
Nationality: American
b. 03 August 1905  - d. 22 April 1995
  
 Old age is not a disease - it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses. 
Author: Maggie Kuhn
Nationality: American
b. 03 August 1905  - d. 22 April 1995
  
 Power should not be concentrated in the hands of so few, and powerlessness in the hands of so many. 
Author: Maggie Kuhn
Nationality: American
b. 03 August 1905  - d. 22 April 1995
  
 Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind - even if your voice shakes. 
Author: Maggie Kuhn
Nationality: American
b. 03 August 1905  - d. 22 April 1995
  
 There must be a goal at every stage of life! There must be a goal! 
Author: Maggie Kuhn
Nationality: American
b. 03 August 1905  - d. 22 April 1995
  
 When you least expect it, someone may actually listen to what you have to say. 
Author: Maggie Kuhn
Nationality: American
b. 03 August 1905  - d. 22 April 1995
  
 Childhood is a disease - a sickness that you grow out of. 
Author: Sir William Gerald Golding
Nationality: British
b. 19 September 1911  - d. 19 June 1993
  
 He who rides the sea of the Nile must have sails woven of patience. 
Author: Sir William Gerald Golding
Nationality: British
b. 19 September 1911  - d. 19 June 1993
  
 Language fits over experience like a straight-jacket. 
Author: Sir William Gerald Golding
Nationality: British
b. 19 September 1911  - d. 19 June 1993
  




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