Growing Old Quotes

Growing old is not all sweetness and light. Old women especially are invisible.

Ruth Rendell

The old Lakota was wise, He knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans too.

Luther Standing Bear

I'm growing older but not up. My metabolic rate is pleasantly stuck. Let those winds of time blow over my head. I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead.

James William "Jimmy" Buffett

But I can tell let truth be told That love will change in growing old; Though day by day is nought to see, So delicate his motions be.

Robert Seymour Bridges

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.

Euripides

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.

Unknown

Growing old is compulsory - growing up is optional.

Bob Monkhouse

The trick is growing up without growing old.

Casey Stengel

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.

Unknown

One of the best parts of growing older? You can flirt all you like since youíve become harmless.

Liz Smith

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.

Chili Davis

There are compensations for growing older. One is the realization that to be sporting isn't at all necessary. It is a great relief to reach this stage of wisdom.

Cornelius Otis Skinner

Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.

Teilhard de Chardin

When I behold the skylark move in perfect joy towards its love the sun, when I behold the skylark, growing drunk with joy, forget the use of wings, so that it topples from the height of heavens, I envy the bird's fate.

Bernart de Ventadorn

May we feel after Thee; still calling out in the darkness, as children waking in the night call "Father," so may we call out for God; and, at times, even if we do not hear Thy voice, may there be the form of a hand resting upon us, and that shall be enough; for we shall take hold of it, though it be in the dark, and it shall guide us to the growing light; for the day shall come, and the release and triumph.

Henry Ward Beecher

Dissimulation in youth is the forerunner of perfidy in old age; its first appearance is the fatal omen of growing depravity and future shame.

Hugh Blair

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