Quotes About Old Age And Youth

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Quotes About Old Age And Youth

Old age and youth cannot live together.
— Christina Stead —

The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you're learning you're not old.

— Rosalyn S. Yalow

The old age comes very quickly; let us welcome it and find new joys and new pursuits not known in the youth!

— Mehmet Murat Ildan

Thus Carol hit upon the tragedy of old age, which is not that it is less vigorous than youth, but that it is not needed by youth ...

— Sinclair Lewis

The best Armour of Old Age is a well spent life preceding it; a Life employed in the Pursuit of useful Knowledge, in honourable Actions and the Practice of Virtue; in which he who labours to improve himself from his Youth, will in Age reap the happiest Fruits of them; not only because these never leave a Man, not even in the extremest Old Age; but because a Conscience bearing Witness that our Life was well-spent, together with the Remembrance of past good Actions, yields an unspeakable Comfort to the Soul

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

Though, even if there were no such great advantage to be reaped from it, and if it were only pleasure that is sought from these studies, still I imagine you would consider it a most reasonable and liberal employment of the mind: for other occupations are not suited to every time, nor to every age or place; but these studies are the food of youth, the delight of old age; the ornament of prosperity, the refuge and comfort of adversity; a delight at home, and no hindrance abroad; they are companions by night, and in travel, and in the country.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

The search of the Holy Grail or the voyage towards a new continent never enlisted so much energy and so much faith as does this pursuit of youth by old age. It is a race not of the fleet but of the most credulous.

— Elisabeth Marbury

I am tired of the cult of youth. The cultural rejection of old age, the stigmatization of wrinkles, grey hair, of bodies furrowed by the years. I am fascinated by Diana Vreeland, Georgia O'Keeffe and Louise Bourgeois, women who have let time embrace them without ever cheating. Society today condemns this, me, I celebrate it.

— Tom Ford

He who cares only for himself in youth will be a very niggard in manhood, and a wretched miser in old age.

— Josiah Johnson Hawes

Too chaste a youth leads to a dissolute old age.

— Andre Gide

At times is it seems that I am living my life backward, and that at the approach of old age my real youth will begin. My soul was born covered with wrinkles. Wrinkles my ancestors and parents most assiduously put there and that I had the greatest trouble removing.

— Andre Gide

What one has wished for in youth, in old age one has in abundance.

— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Not one of them who took up in his youth with this opinion that there are no gods ever continued until old age faithful to his conviction.

— Plato

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