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Old Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Old

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We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

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We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

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The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel

Forgiveness is the cleansing fire
that burns away old regrets and resentments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb


 

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

And in the end, it's not
the years in your life that count,
it's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
- Henry David Thoreau

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving
for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

I believe in God, but not as one thing,
not as an old man in the sky.
I believe that what people call God
is something in all of us.
I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha
and all the rest said was right.
It's just that the translations have gone wrong.
- John Lennon

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

An old friend will help you move.
A good friend will help you move a dead body.
- Jim Hayes

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
- John Leonard

I always like to know everything about my new friends,
and nothing about my old ones.
- Oscar Wilde

The best mirror is an old friend.
- Proverb

My mother gets all mad at me if I stay in a hotel.
I'm 31-years-old, and I don't want to sleep on a sleeping
bag down in the basement.
It's humiliating.
- Ben Affleck

I'm not interested in age.
People who tell me their age are silly.
You're as old as you feel.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

I used to be good with kids, but as I get older,
I'm grumpy and terrible with them.
As for doing a gig at a 6-year old's birthday party,
you couldn't pay me enough.
- Johnny Vegas

The tendency of old age to the body,
say the physiologists,
is to form bone.
It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old
man whose opinions are not ossified.
- Bob Wells

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

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.
We grow old by deserting our ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
- Samuel Ullman

In youth the days are short and the years are long.
In old age the years are short and day's long.
- Pope Paul VI

Once I got married and had kids, I moved away from romantic roles,
because it seemed wrong to have my 3-year-old wondering
why Daddy was kissing someone else.
- Chevy Chase

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens.
A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not
suddenly become filled on retirement.
- Dwight L. Moody

A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age;
he dies of being a man.
- Miguel de Unamuno

We at Chrysler borrow money the old-fashioned way.
We pay it back.
- Lee Iacocca

He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort,
should, when young, consider that he may one day become old,
and remember when he is old, that he has once been young.
- Joseph Addison

When you finally go back to your old home,
you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood.
- Sam Ewing

Short words are best
and the old words, when short, are best of all.
- Winston Churchill

He has a profound respect for old age.
Especially when it's bottled.
- Gene Fowler

I want to get old gracefully.
I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and
be an example to my children.
- Sting

Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands.
That's probably why they get along so well.
- Jonathan Carroll

We pay when old for the excesses of youth.
- J. B. Priestley

Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty.
They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been
literally hewn out between the columns.
- Arne Jacobsen

Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the new.
- Henry David Thoreau

I cried on my 18th birthday.
I thought 17 was such a nice age.
You're young enough to get away with things,
but you're old enough, too.
- Liv Tyler

You end up as you deserve.
In old age you must put up with the face,
the friends, the health, and the children you have earned.
- Judith Viorst

You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
- George Burns

Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks,
and courage.
- Charles Luckman

When a noble life has prepared old age,
it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.
- Muriel Spark

But time growing old teaches all things.
- Aeschylus

Married or unmarried, young or old, poet or worker,
you are still a dreamer, and will one time know,
and feel, that your life is but a dream.
- Donald G. Mitchell

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Old friends pass away, new friends appear.
It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives.
The important thing is to make it meaningful:
a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

To me - old age is always ten years older than I am.
- John Burroughs

When men destroy their old gods,
they will find new ones to take their place.
- Pearl S. Buck

Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns
to be amused rather than shocked.
- Pearl S. Buck

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
- Robert Browning

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

There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.
- Fay Weldon


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