“For 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.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world, no matter what you look like.”


“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”

– Sophia Loren

“There is nothing in this world that can trouble you more than your own thoughts.”


“You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.”

– Michael Pritchard

“When people talk about the good old days, I say to people, ‘It’s not the days that are old, it’s you that’s old.’ I hate the good old days. What is important is that today is good.”

-Karl Lagerfeld

“The older you get, the more you understand how your conscience works. The biggest and only critic lives in your perception of people’s perception of you rather than people’s perception of you.”

― Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Nemo enim est tam senex qui se annum non putet posse vivere.”

“No one is so old as to think that he cannot live one more year.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero

“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

“I think people would live a bit longer if they didn’t know how old they were. Age puts restrictions on things.”

-Karl Pilkington

“I was so much older then; I’m younger than that now.”

Bob Dylan back pages

“At fifteen I set my heart upon learning.
At thirty, I had planted my feet firm upon the ground.
At forty, I no longer suffered from perplexities.
At fifty, I knew what were the biddings of Heaven.
At sixty, I heard them with docile ear
At seventy, I could follow the dictates of my own heart; for what I desired no longer overstepped the boundaries of right.”