Quotes about Growing & Time
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Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. -Eleanor Roosevelt Each day is new rough draft of life's script. A longer life comes to those who can see the funny side of walking in public with an itch in an unscratchable place. With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown. -Chinese proverb When you grow tired of the view it's time to get yourself a new mirror. -Seren Kirkland There is no wealth but health. -John Ruskin Do not regret growing older–it is a privilege denied to a great many. Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead. -Scottish proverb With happy memories the garden can be in bloom at any time we like. Nothing is worth more than thisday. Now. Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee. Treat every day as a gift and treasure it for itself. We become old only when regrets take the place of dreams. You don't quit laughing because you've grown old. You grow old because you quit laughing. The young man know the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. -Holmes Age means a lot to some, particularly when it comes to wine or cheese. Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age. -Victor Hugo You can sit down and wait for old age to catch you up, or get up and get out and start walking in the opposite direction. Don't count your years; make your years count. Drink to life–to all it has been, and to all it will be. The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune. -English proverb With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. -Shakespeare Some people make things happen; some watch while things happen; and some wonder at the end of their life,"What happened?" It is strange how everybody wants to live long but nobody wants to be old. Old age is an exclusive club where not everyone will be lucky enough to qualify for membership. To stay young, eat well, sleep well, exercise well, and lie about your age. There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life. -Federico Fellini Life itself is not the destination; it is the journey. To reach old age is part good luck and part good management. The youngest souls often inhabit the oldest bodies. If nothing is going well, call your grandmother. -Italian proverb Grandparents need looking after by little children or they get broken. Maturity is when you are older than a cheese and twice as tasty. Wrinkles are mementos of smiles we have had. The years teach much which the days never knew. -Emerson Those who live are those who fight. -Victor Hugo
Life can be pretty unfair. For some, the moment they start to get their head together, their body falls apart. Life well spent is long. -Leonardo da Vinci There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that in the dinner, the sweets don't last.-Robert Louis Stevenson The price tag for maturity is age, and there's no discount. Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting. You cannot live a long life when you treat it as if it will go on forever. Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life. -Herbert Asquith We become old on the day we forget our past blessings. A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.-Irish proverb Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW!! What a ride!" A man is not old until his regrets take the place of dreams. –Yiddish proverb Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate. –Albert Schweitzer To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven. -Ecclesiastes 3:1 The harvest of old age is the memory and rich store of blessings laid up in earlier life. -Cicero It's never too late to have a happy childhood. Time is that quality of nature which keeps events from happening all at once. Lately it doesn't seem to be working. Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. -Will Rogers You know you're over the hill when happy hour means naptime! In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these. -Paul Harvey What makes you tick? Any age is the right age to start doing. Aged to Perfection We are always the same age inside. -Gertrude Stein It's hard to be nostalgic... when you can't remember anything. Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough. -George Bernard Shaw Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be. -Robert Browning You can't turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again! About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends. -Herbert Hoover When saving for old age, be sure to put away a few pleasant thoughts. Age is relative when you're over the hill you pick up speed! I'm not 40. I'm 18 with some extra years of experience. What may be done at any time will be done at no time. -Scottish Proverb