A collection of quotes on age.


"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."

George Bernard Shaw


"Your tears come easy, when you're young, and beginning the world. Your tears come easy, when you're old, and leaving it."

Wilkie Collins


“To a young heart everything is fun.” 

Charles Dickens


"The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions."

Oliver Wendell Holmes


"It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young, and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old."

Leigh Hunt


"The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young."

Willa Cather


"It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it."

W. Somerset Maugham


"Youth is wasted on the young."

George Bernard Shaw


"There is no sinner like a young saint."

Aphra Behn


"Thus we lead youth to church, they us to graves."

Thomas Dekker


“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”

C.S. Lewis


“I am not young enough to know everything.”

Oscar Wilde


“I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.”

Charlotte Bronte


“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

Mark Twain


“With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.”

Oscar Wilde


“The thing is to become a master and in your old age to acquire the courage to do what children did when they knew nothing. ” 

Ernest Hemingway