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Quotes - Aging

Aging & Death

Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.

 George William Curtis, American Writer & Public Speaker


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

 John Barrymore, American Actor


The cemeteries of the world are full of indispensable men.

 Charles de Gaulle, French General & Statesman


Among the dead are thousands of beautiful women.

 Propertius, Latin Poet


All men think men mortal but themselves.

 Edward Young, English Poet


Life is like a roll of toilet paper, the closer it gets to the end the faster it goes.

 Steven Tyler, Singer & Songwriter


Everything I know I learned after I was thirty.

 Georges Clemenceu, French Statesmen


You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.

 Michael Pritchard, Author


You are a long time dead and I don’t want to spend my life waiting for it.

Alan Green, Founder of Quicksilver Surfwear


Every man desires to live long, but no man would be old.

 Jonathan Swift, Anglo-Irish Satirist


The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.

 Robert Frost, American Poet


At the end of the game, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

 Italian Proverb


Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.

 Horace Mann, American Education Reformist


The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

 Harriet Beecher Stowe, American Author


Most people live anonymous lives, and when they grow old and die, any record of their existence is blown away.  Make an impact. Don’t be forgotten.



See you in another life, brother.

 Desmond Hume, Lost


Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.

 David Searls, American Author


We're made to lose the people we love. How else would we know how important they are to us?

 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.

Leonardo da Vinci, Italian Artist & Mathematician


Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.

George Eliot, English Novelist