Youth and Age

"The law of love could be best understood and learned through little children."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who have loved her in her youth!"

Stendhal "The Charterhouse of Parma"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"You get old only when you start having more memories than dreams."

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Every man over forty is responsible for his face."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"If you look like your passport photo, you're too ill to travel."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Childhood is a disease - a sickness that you grow out of."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"What is youth except a man or a woman before it is ready or fit to be seen?"

Rating: 2.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Parents teach in the toughest school in the word: The School for Making People."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Whom the gods love dies young."

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older."

John Dos Passos
John Dos Passos "The Ground We Stand On"

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The hardest part about being a kid is knowing you have got your whole life ahead of you."

Jane Wagner
Jane Wagner "Edith Ann"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"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."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair."

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"As I grow older , I regret to say that a detestable habit of thinking seems to be getting a hold of me."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"At 20 a man is a peacock, at 30 a lion, at 40 a camel, at 50 a serpent, at 60 a dog, at 70 an ape, and at 80 nothing."

Baltasar Gracian
Baltasar Gracian "The Art of Worldly Wisdom"

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Setting a good example for children takes all the fun out of middle age."

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Sure i'm for helping the elderly. I'm going to be old myself some day."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do."

Lois Wyse
Lois Wyse "Funny, You Don't Look Like a Grandmother"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation."

Lois Wyse
Lois Wyse "Funny, You Don't Look Like a Grandmother"

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Age appears to be best in four things - old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read."

Rating: 1.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The secret of a long life is knowing when it's time to go."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father."

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez "Love in the Time of Cholera"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There is no such thing as the old age of the wise."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"At twenty you have many desires which hide the truth, but beyond forty there are only real and fragile truths - your abilities and your failings."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"When you get to fifty-two food becomes more important than sex."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life begins at forty."

Walter B. Pitkin
Walter B. Pitkin "Life begins at forty"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Age becomes reality when you hear someone refer to "that attractive young woman standing next to the woman in the green dress", and you find that you're the one in the green dress."

Lois Wyse
Lois Wyse "Funny, You Don't Look Like a Grandmother"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle; Old Age a regret."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"In America, every female under fifty calls herself a "girl.""

H.E. Bates
H.E. Bates "Summertime"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up."

Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own."

Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Youth does not require reasons for living, it only needs pretexts."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "The Revolt of the Masses"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"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."

André Maurois
André Maurois "The Art of Living"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form."

André Maurois
André Maurois "The Art of Living"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"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."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Few things are more satisfying than seeing your own children have teenagers of their own."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The purpose of life is to fight maturity."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The situation of our youth is not mysterious. Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. They must, they have no other models."

James Baldwin
James Baldwin "Nobody Knows My Name"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)