Youth and Age

"From the earliest times the old have rubbed it into the young that they are wiser than they, and before the young had discovered what nonsense this was they were old too, and it profited them to carry on the imposture."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards."

George Orwell
George Orwell "Collected Essays"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"When one is too old for love, one finds great comfort in good dinners."

Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston "Moses Man of the Mountain"

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"After a certain number of years, our faces become our biographies."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In youth we learn; in age we understand."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A poet more than thirty years old is simply an overgrown child."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Beware of the young doctor and the old barber."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"All diseases run into one: old age."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is a pity that, as one gradually gains experience, one loses one's youth."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Gray hair is God's graffiti."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Age is the perfect extinguisher for the fire of youth."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A man has reached middle age when he is cautioned to slow down by his doctor instead of by the police."


Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"You can only be young once but you can be immature forever."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A young person knows the rules but the old person knows the exceptions."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Remember that as a teenager you are in the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear the phone is for you."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You have reached middle age when the phone rings on Saturday night, you pray it isn't for you."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"What is an adult? A child blown up by age."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old."


Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Each day, we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. Let us strive to make the finest investment we can."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I never met anyone who didn't have a very smart child. What happens to these children, you wonder, when they reach adulthood?"


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Some have the wisdom of old age and the energy of youth. Most have the wisdom of youth, and the energy of old age."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Every adult needs a child to teach; it's the way adults learn."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You are too young to be old."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The Child is father of the Man."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Every girl should use what mother nature gives her before father time takes it away."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"At age 20 we worry about what others think of us. At 40 we don't care what they think of us. At 60 we discover they haven't been thinking of us at all."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Childhood is that wonderful time of life when all you need do to lose weight is to take a bath."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"At my age, flowers scare me."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers."

Lewis Mumford
Lewis Mumford "The Brown Decades"

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence and obsolescence."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Older men declare war. But it is youth who must fight and die."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"It is a well-known statistical paradox that the average age of women over forty is under forty."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)