Leave Your Age Alone Just Live Your Life And Other Age Quotes

The above original age quotation “Leave your age alone just live your life” is about focusing on living your limited time here.

There is nothing you can do with your age, but you can do a lot things with your life.

leave your age alone just live your life

The other day I was reading this book “Fast Living, Slow Ageing“.

It is practical guide to living healthier, a fuller and hopefully a longer life.

It talks about diet and lifestyle choices we make every day.

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As you know loss is the most obvious feature of aging; be it memory, hearing or hair. Find out about how to maintain and manage these losses.

As you know aging is not just having wrinkles and grey hair or even loss of hair.  There are all kinds of changes to your body, as you continue to age.

The key thing is one should keep a healthy lifestyle at any age and learn to grow old gracefully.

Among the things you should do are: engage in physical activity in your daily routine, try to eat a well-balanced healthy diet, do not smoke and manage your stress level.

If you want to know more about the nature of aging, supporting the health and well being of older adults, and extending healthy, active years of life for older people, visit National Institute on Aging.

Now, let’s slow down take your time and ponder over these collection of quotes on aging:


“If youth knew; if age could” (si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait) – French Proverb

(Proverbs of All Nations By W. Kent & Company (late D. Bogue), 1859, Parents And Children; p.31)

“What makes old age so sad is, not that our joys, but that our hopes, cease.” – Jean Paul (Jean-Paul Richter)

(Titan: A Romance, Volume 1 By Jean Paul Translated by Charles Timothy Brooks, 1863, Sixth Jubilee, The Ten Persecutions;p.199)

“Years steal fire from the mind as vigor from the limb.” – Lord Byron

(Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage By Lord Byron, 1816, Canto The Third, VIII)

“Rashness, indeed, belongs to youth; prudence, to age.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Temeritas est videlicet florentis aetatis, prudentia senescentis.” (Latin)

(Cicero De Senectute (On Old Age), Translated With An Introduction And Notes By Andrew P. Peabody, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1884, VI., P. 16)

(The quote is also found in: The Ethical Writings Cicero, Translated By Andrew P. Peabody, Jazzybee Verlag Cocero, 2017, De Senectute, P. 157)

(The quote in Latin is found in: M. Tulli Ciceronis Cato Maior De Senectute, With Introduction And Notes By James S. Reid, Boston : Allyn and Bacon, 1882, VI, 20, P. 9)

(The quote in Latin is also found in: M. Tulli Ciceronis Cato Maior De Senectute, Erklaert Von Julius Sommerbrodt, Berlin: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1873, VI, 20, P. 36)

“For those who have in themselves no resources for a good and happy life every period of life is burdensome.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Quibus enim nihil est in ipsis opis ad bene beateque vivendum, eis omnis aetas gravis est.” (Latin)

(Cicero De Senectute (On Old Age), Translated With An Introduction And Notes By Andrew P. Peabody, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1884, II., P. 4)

(The quote is also found here.)

(The quote in Latin is found in: Cicero De Senectute (Cato Maior) A Dialogue On Old Age, Edited By J. H. And W. F. Allen And J. B. Greenough, On Old Age, Boston: Ginn Brothers, 1875, Cato Maior, Sive De Senectute, II, 4. P. 2)

(The quote in Latin is also found in: Cicero Cato Maior De Senecture, Frankfurt: Outlook Verlag GmbH, 2018, II, 4, P. 23)

“For death comes not to the living soul, nor age to the loving heart.” – Phoebe Cary

(The Poetical Works of Alice and Phoebe Cary With A Memorial Of Their Lives By Mary Clemmer by Alice Mary, 1876, Lovers And Sweethearts, P. 361)

“The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind.” – William Wordsworth

(The Complete Poetic Works Of William Wordsworth II, 1798-1880, 1919, The Fountain: A Conversation, P. 185 )

Our apprehension about aging is actually our fear of death.” – Quotationize

(Original quotation by Quotationize)

“Youth is a wonderful thing.  What a crime to waste it on children.” – Unknown

(Note: The above quote is NOT by George Bernard Shaw or Oscar Wilde)

“To the old, long life and treasure; To the young, all health and pleasure.” – Ben Johnson

(The Works of Ben Jonson By Ben Jonson, 1838, The Gypsies Metamorphosed, Third Song; p.620)

“Don’t ask the old one, ask the experienced one  (Не спра́шивай ста́рого, спра́шивай быва́лого) – Russian Proverb

(Russian Related Content | Wikipedia)

“The surest sign of age is loneliness. While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot be old, whatever his years may be.” – Amos Bronson Alcott

(Tablets By Amos Bronson Alcott, 1868, Fellowship; p.71)

“…the fruit of old age, […] is the memory of abundant blessings previously acquired.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“fructus autem senectutis est,[…], ante partorum bonorum memoria et copia.” (Latin)

(Cicero In Twenty-Nine Volumes, Vol. 20, Edited And Translated By William Armistead Falconer, Harvard University Press, 1923, P. 83)

(The quote is also found in: Cicero: De Senectute De Amicitia De Divinatione, With An English Translation By William Armistead Falconer, Cambridge. Harvard University Press 1923, 71)

(The quote in Latin is found in: Cicero De Senectute (Cato Maior), A Dialogue On Old Age, Edited By Joseph Henry Allen, William Francis Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough, Boston: Ginn Brothers, 1875, On Old Age, XIX. 71, P.  26)

(The quote in Latin is also found in: Cato Maior De Senectute, Edited With Introduction And Commentary By J. G. F. Powell, Cambridge University Press, 1988, Canto Maior M. TVLLI Ciceronis Cato Maior De Senectvte, Cato Maior XIX. 71, P.  84)

Another translation is:

“…The harvest of old age, […] is the recollection and abundance of blessings previously secured.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

(Cicero’s Three books Of Offices, And Other Moral Works;  Also His Cato Major, An Essay On Old Age; Laelius, An Essay On Friendship; Paradoxes; Scipio’s Dream; And Letters To Quintus On The Duties Of A Magistrate, Literally Translated By Cyrus R. Edmonds, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1855, An Essay On Old Age, Ch. XIX, P.  249)

(The quote is also found here.)

If they possess well-regulated minds and easy tempers, old age itself is no intolerable burden…” – Plato

(The Republic Of Plato Translated Into English With An Introduction, Analysis And Notes By John Llewelyn Davies and David James Vaughan, Cambridge: Macmillan & Co.,1852, Book I, P. 4)

(The quote is also found in: The Republic By Plato, Translated By John Llewelyn Davies and David James Vaughan, with An Introduction By Stephen Watt, Wordsworth Editions, 1996, Book I, P. 3)

“Old age equalizes – we are unaware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. Wehen we are young, we act as if we were the first young people in the world.” – Eric Hoffer

(Between the Devil and the Dragon: The Best Essays and Aphorisms of Eric Hoffer By Eric Hoffer, 1982; p.20)

“Don’t worry about avoiding temptation – as you grow older, it starts avoiding you.” – Unknown

“Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” – Unknown

(Note: It’s NOT by Garson Kanin. He just quoted it in New York Times Book Review, Feb. 26, 1978)

“There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age – I missed it coming and going.” – John Boynton Priestly

(Profile Of An Author….J. B. Priestley, By Keith Fransworth, Sheffield Telegraph, 1964)

“Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.” – Somerset Maugham

(The Summing Up By W. Somerset Maugham, 2010, Sec.25, P. 286)

“I have lived longer than you. I have thought more, and I have suffered more. And I tell you there is more truth to the fundamental nature of things in the most foolish fairy tales than there is in any of your complaints against life.” – John Boynton Priestley

(I Have Been Here Before: A Play in Three Acts By John Boynton Priestly, 1937, Act III, p.100)

“Old and young, we are all on out last cruise.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

(Crabbed Age And Youth, And Other Essays By Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1907, Crabbed Age And Youth; p.19)

“In youth all doors open outward; in old age they all open inward.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

(Longfellow’s Days : The Longfellow Prose Birthday Book : Extracts From the journals and letters of H. W. Longfellow By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1887, September 12; p.278)

“It’s sad to grow old – but nice to ripen.” – Brigitte Bardot

(Bébé: The Films of Brigitte Bardot By T. Crawley, 1975; p.93)

“Youth wrenches the sceptre from old age, and sets the crown on its own head before it is entitled to it.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

(Longfellow’s Days : The Longfellow Prose Birthday Book : Extracts From the journals and letters of H. W. Longfellow By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1887, March 8;p.74)

“Age, death’s twilight.” – John Donne

(Satire III by John Donne)

“Age, like distance, lends a double charm.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

(Urania: A Rhymed Lesson By Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1846; p. 11)

“We praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. – Frank Kaiser

(Suddenly Senior, A Place For Everyone Who’s Become Senior Before Their Time, In Praise Of Older Women  By Frank Kaiser , 2001)

An older woman will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, “What are you thinking?” An older woman doesn’t care what you think.” – Frank Kaiser

(Suddenly Senior, A Place For Everyone Who’s Become Senior Before Their Time, In Praise Of Older Women  By Frank Kaiser , 2001)

“People had much rather be thought to look ill than old: because it is possible to recover from sickness, but there is no recovering from age.” – William Hazlitt

(The Literary examiner: consisting of the Indicator, a review of books, and Miscellaneous Pieces in Prose and Verse Published By H L Hunt, 1823, Sec.11, September, 13, 1823, Common Places, XXXVI; p.173)

“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” – Madeleine L’Engle

(NEW YORK DAY BY DAY; Author to Readers By Susan Heller Anderson and David W. Dunlap, The New York Times, April 25, 1985)

“Once you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.” – Charles M. Schulz

(From title of the book, Once You’re Over the Hill: You Begin to Pick Up Speed, 1997 By Charles M. Schulz)

“A man’s age represents a fine cargo of experiences and memories.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

(Wartime Writings 1939-1944 By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1986;p.114)

“I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism.” – Virginia Woolf

(A Writer’s Diary By Virginia Woolf, Nineteen Thirty-Two, London Sunday, October 2nd; p.181)

“The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.” – Oscar Wilde

(The Picture Of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde,1890, Ch.XIII; p.137)

“Old age is the verdict of life.” – Amelia E. Barr

(All the Days of My Life: An Autobiography: The Red Leaves of a Human Heart By Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr, 1913, Ch.XXVI, The Verdict Of Life; p.467)

“To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.” – Oscar Wilde

(The Picture Of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde, 1890, Ch.XIII; p.137)

“When a man stands on the verge of seventy-two you know perfectly well that he never reached that place without knowing what this life is — heartbreaking bereavement.” – Mark Twain

(Mark Twain’s Speeches By Mark Twain, 1910, Books, Authors, and Hats)

Growing Old Together Quotes

“The years teach much which the days never knew.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

(Essays: Second Series By Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844, II Experience)

“A man in old age is like a sword in a shop window.” – Henry Ward Beecher

(Life Thoughts, Gathered From The Extemporaneous Discourses Of Henry Ward Beecher By Henry Ward Beecher, 1858, Life Thoughts; p.21)

“At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

(Flappers and Philosophers By F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bernice Bobs Her Hair)

“It is the epitome of life. The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.” – Mark Twain

(The Complete Letters Of Mark Twain By Mark Twain, Letter to Edward Dimmit in St. Louis, 19 July 1901; p.1046)

“Before thirty, men seek disease; after thirty, diseases seek men.” – Chinese Proverb

“Life is like a roll of toilet paper.  The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes.” – Unknown