Inspirational and Inspiring Gifts


Inspirational Age Quotes

"It is not important how old you are;
it is how you feel, how you think,
and what you do that is important." -- Catherine Pulsifer

"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was?" -- Satchel Paige,

"Beautiful young people are accidents of nature. But beautiful old people are works of art." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

“Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up wrinkles the soul.” -- General Douglas MacArthur

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” -- Mark Twain

"For Age is not alone of time, or we should never see
Men old and bent at forty and men young at seventy-three." -- Edgar A Guest

"Age… Is a matter of feeling, not of years." -- George W. Curtis

"Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't." -- Richard Bach

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. " -- Les Brown

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

"You are never too old. One of many examples, Grandma Moses (1860-1961), she started painting in her late 70s. She is best known for her documentary paintings of rural life. If you ever think you are too old, think of Grandma Moses!" -- Catherine Pulsifer

"If my body were a tree trunk, the rings would surely reveal the time it has had to mature." -- Robert M. Hensel

"Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years." -- Ausonius

"The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm."
-- Aldous Huxley

"Live your life and forget your age." -- Norman Vincent Peale

“If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should not grow old.” -- James A. Garfield

“The old believe everything;
The middle aged suspect everything;
The young know everything.” -- Wilde

“It matters not how long we live, but how.” -- Barrie

“Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years.
People grow old by deserting their ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up wrinkles the soul.”
-- General Douglas MacArthur

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
-- Mark Twain

"Youth has no age." -- Pablo Picasso

"I find that a man is as old as his work. If his work keeps him from moving forward, he will look forward with the work." -- William Ernest Hocking

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. " -- Les Brown

"In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us." -- Josh Billings

"Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been." -- Mark Twain

"The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age." -- Lucille Ball

"The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life." -- Muhammad Ali

"Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigour. With such people the grey head is but the impression of the old fellow's hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life." -- Charles Dickens

"The great use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it." -- William James

"To be seventy years young is sometimes far more hopeful than to be forty years old." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

"To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age." -- Thomas Bailey Aldrich

"My mother is going to have to stop lying about her age because pretty soon I'm going to be older than she is." -- Tripp Evans

"Old age is not a disease--it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses." -- Maggie Kuhn

"Life is no brief candle to me. It is sort of a splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations." -- George Bernard Shaw

"Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard there is nothing you can do about it." -- Golda Meir

"To me, old age is fifteen years older than I am." -- Bernard M. Baruch

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

"No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else." -- Katharine Graham

"We're not getting older -- we're getting better!" -- Author Unknown

"You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake." -- Bob Hope

"Don't go through life, grow through life." -- Eric Butterworth

"You are never too old. One of many examples, Grandma Moses (1860-1961), she started painting in her late 70s. She is best known for her documentary paintings of rural life. If you ever think you are too old, think of Grandma Moses!" -- Catherine Pulsifer

"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."
-- Samuel Ullman, from What It Means To Be Young