Of middle age the best that can be said is that a middle-aged person has likely learned how to have a little fun in spite of his troubles.
Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
To be happy in this world, especially when youth is past, it is necessary to feel oneself not merely an isolated individual whose day will soon be over, but part of the stream of life flowing on from the first germ to the remote and unknown future.
An old man is twice a child.
What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one's memories
Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong. Sometime in your life you will have been all of these.
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
I'll tell 'ya how to stay young: Hang around with older people
The old gray mare just ain't what she used to be
The land of fairy, where nobody gets old and godly and grave, where nobody gets old and crafty and wise, where nobody gets old and bitter of tongue.
I heard the old, old, men say all that's beautiful drifts away, like the waters
Old places and old persons in their turn, when spirit dwells in them, have an intrinsic vitality of which youth is incapable, precisely, the balance and wisdom that come from long perspectives and broad foundations
Old age is - a lot of crossed off names in an address book
Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee
Not everyone grows to be old, but everyone has been younger than he is now.