We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.— George Bernard Shaw
Perspective Growing Old quotations
Do not regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many.
The value of life is not in its duration, but in its donation.
You are not important because of how long you live, you are important because of how effective you live. And most people are concerned about growing old rather than being effective.
Come grow old with me. The best is yet to be.
Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.
You grow old when you lose interest in life, when you cease to dream, to hunger after new truths, and to search for new worlds to conquer. When your mind is open to new ideas, new interests, and when you raise the curtain and let in the sunshine and inspiration of new truths of life and the universe, you will be young and vital.
The hard thing when you get old is to keep your horizons open.
The first part of your life everything is in front of you, all your potential and promise. But over the years, you make decisions; you carve yourself into a given shape. Then the challenge is to keep discovering the green growing edge.
Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.
Keep the Pineal Gland operating and you will Never grow Old, You will always be Young.
The years go by one after the other; time slips past us with out our being aware of it; we grow old like ordinary men and we shall end like them.
Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.
We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
Do not lose joy in life as you grow old in years.
Let not your 'joie de vivre be crushed under the weight of years.
There's no point in being unhappy about growing older.
Just think of the millions who have been denied the privilege.
A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
He who is of a calm and happy nature, will hardly feel the pressure of age
The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans too.
We live, we die, and like the grass and trees, renew ourselves from the soft earth of the grave. Stones crumble and decay, faiths grow old and they are forgotten, but new beliefs are born. The faith of the villages is dust now... but it will grow again... like the trees.
No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without even seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.
We will burn the old grass and the new will grow.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Pay less attention to what men say. Just watch what they do.
You can either grow old gracefully or begrudgingly. I choose both.
Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.
I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children.
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.
Do not complain about growing old. It is a privilege denied to many.
My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began; So is it now I am a man; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die! The Child is father of the Man; I could wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety.
When I no longer thrill to the first snow of the season, I'll know I'm growing old.
Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.
How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
I don’t suppose I really know you very well - but I know you smell like the delicious damp grass that grows near old walls and that your hands are beautiful opening out of your sleeves and that the back of your head is a mossy sheltered cave when there is trouble in the wind and that my cheek just fits the depression in your shoulder.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth.
One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
If you want to grow old as a pilot, you've got to know when to push it, and when to back off.
Know that you are the perfect age. Each year is special and precious, for you shall only live it once. Be comfortable with growing older.
No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training.
.. what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.
It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution.
The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides.
I want to grow old without facelifts.
I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.