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February 10, 2019 1st Anniversary Wishes 3 comments

Here are our favorite funny motivational quotes about life, work and “Age is of no importance unless you're a cheese. . “Wisdom comes from experience.

160 Age Quotes

Smile and be inspired by these age quotes. Find ones that are funny, ones that talked about age does not matter, ones that are inspirational. Great quotes and sayings to share with children, adults and adolescents.

  1. Sometimes, people use age as a convenient excuse. 'I'm to old too start something new', or, 'I couldn't learn that at my age.' Other people, though, go on to achieve their greatest accomplishments in life in later years. Catherine Pulsifer, How Old Are You
    Learning  |  



  2. Age is a necessary but insufficient requirement for growing up. There are immature old people, and there are appropriately mature young people. Henry Cloud; John Townsend, Boundaries in Marriage
    Growing Up Quotes  |  



  3. Life isn't about your age. Life is about living. So when your birthday comes be thankful for the year that has just past and anticipate with a happy heart what the coming year will bring." Catherine Pulsifer
    Birthday   |  



  4. You have to remember that in this day and age, older people are becoming more sedentary in their lifestyles and that in itself encourages the onset of ailments that they could have otherwise avoided. James Carmen, Age: Dynamic Aging
    Words of Encouragement   |  



  5. I believe we can keep ourselves young by surrounding ourselves with things that make us feel young. David DeNotaris
    Inspirational Quotes  |  



  6. We count by changes and events within us. Not by years. Charles Dickens, The Battle of Life A Love Story
    Change   |  




  7. Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age. C.E.M. Joad
    Funny   |  



  8. Once we hit a certain age, growing older becomes just a number.
    We start to dread when a birthday comes, we want to be much younger.
    Catherine Pulsifer
    Birthday Poems   |  



  9. However, aging is the natural consequence of being alive. It happens to every cell in our bodies - and to every other body on the planet. Every living thing gets older. Liisa Kyle, 50 Ways to Enjoy Turning Fifty
    21st Birthday Quotes plus 30th, 40th, 50th   |  



  10. The ideas we internalized in our youth do not go away just because we are the ones who are aging. Rachel Cowan, Wise Aging
    Quote of the Day  |  



  11. Science has proven that people who regularly jot down their thoughts in a journal are less likely to have cognitive and memory loss as they age. Christian J. Borg, Anxiety, Stress, & Panic Attacks
    Memory   |  



  12. Age may wrinkle the face, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Danish Proverb
    Enthusiasm   |  



  13. You're not as young as you used to be. But you're not as old as you're going to be. Irish Saying
    Future   |  



  14. I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am. Francis Bacon
    Encouraging Poems   |



  15. 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
    Time   |




  16. Age…Is a matter of feeling, not of years. George W. Curtis
    Encouraging   |  



  17. Aging is a natural part of life and brings many changes to and for each of us. Many of these changes happen gradually over time and may go unnoticed until they reach a certain point where we become aware of them and can no longer deny them. Nina W. Brown, Children of the Aging Self-Absorbed
    Life   |



  18. Growing older can zap our energy, change our perspective, and challenge our stability. Yet the longing to make a difference in the ones we love lingers, like the fragrance in a home when a sweet candle’s flame has been extinguished. Rebecca Barlow Jordan, Day-votions for Grandmothers
    Make a Difference   |  



  19. Keep this in mind, graduation can take place at any age and it can certainly happen more than once in your lifetime. Mike Finley, Graduation!: Retirement Can Be the Best Time in Your Life
    Retirement   |  



  20. Sometimes people describe my hair as gray, but I prefer the term silver, for I will never grow gray. Gray is a mind-set, a metaphor for growing old, but silver is vibrant and alive, a celebration of life. Marty Norman, Generation G
    Grandmother   |  



  21. Count your age by friends, count your life by smiles. Author Unknown, Achieve Your Dreams
    Smile   |  



  22. Aging does not necessarily mean letting go of your dreams just because you think you are no longer able to reach them. Susie Harper, Aging: What Really Matters?
    Dream   |  



  23. Aging only happens to people who lose their lust for getting better and disconnect from their natural base of curiosity. Robin Sharma
    Recovery



  24. The more experienced you are, the more skills you can bring to a new job or profession. Age can actually work in your favour. John Allen, Career Change
    Work   |  




  25. Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years. Ausonius
    Happiness   |  



  26. We are foolish and sentimental and melodramatic at twenty-five, but if we weren't perhaps we should be less wise at fifty. W. Somerset Maugham Quotes
    Wise   |  



  27. Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age. Anais Nin
    Love   |  



  28. But our 'childish' hopes and dreams for something more never really leave us. In fact, getting older can be an ironic catalyst for bringing some of those neglected longings out of the woodwork. Simeon Lindstrom, Intentional Living
    Hope   |  



  29. As woman, we tend not to like to think about aging. We falsely believe that as we age our beauty is going to diminish, yet nothing could be further from the truth. Jane Moore, Beauty Secrets for Women 35 and Older
    Truth   |  



  30. An Aging Mind - People think I know more than I do because I'm older than when they didn't think I knew as much as I did. Ariele M. Huff, The Perks of Aging Convenient Half-Truths
    Blessed   |  



  31. We must both, I'm afraid, recognise that, as we grow older, we become like old cars - more and more repairs and replacements are necessary. C. S. Lewis
    Funny Quotes about Life   |  



  32. Age doesn't matter here. None of them show signs of defeat. Those old couples found love's true meaning. The Duke of Quails, Secret Of True Love
    Short Love Poems   |  




  33. The years ahead are ours to win and cherish. We cannot let anything, least of all our age, stand in our way! Tina Sloan, Changing Shoes
    Inspirational Books   |  



  34. The traditional life shifts or passages we used to associate with middle age are no longer occurring on the same timeline for every woman like they did for our mothers and grandmothers. Robi Ludwig, Your Best Age Is Now
    Top Ten Quotes on Time   |  



  35. In the continuum between our youth and old age a lot of 'stuff' happened, some good, some bad, some life changing, some life stealing, some painful, some joyful, some memorable. Rick Steiner Ph.D., Retirement: Different by Design
    Good   |  



  36. Then that same confident and mature high school graduate will be a very different person when they graduate college than when they entered. Four years can make a big difference in maturity. Lee Binz, Senior Year Step-by-Step
    Graduation   |  



  37. The older I get, the better I understand that every day is a gift. Joel Osteen
    Daily Inspiration   |  




  38. You grow up on the day you have your first real laugh, at yourself. Ethel Barrymore
    Laughter   |  



  39. Age---happens. No matter how much money you spend in damage control, how healthy you eat, or what vitamins you take, age---happens. Annie Keys, The Grandma Chronicles
    Health   |  



  40. Old age is one of those things that you fight and work hard to do everything the commercials on television and the magazine in the beauty parlor say to do so it doesn't happen. Annie Keys, The Grandma Chronicles
    Beauty   |  



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Age Quotes 71 to 118

funny quotes on age and wisdom

"I want you to know that also I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience." --Ronald Reagan, during a 1984 presidential debate with Walter Mondale

"Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first." --Ronald Reagan

"Being president is like running a cemetery: you've got a lot of people under you and nobody's listening." --Bill Clinton

"If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: 'President Can't Swim.'" --Lyndon Johnson

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." --Abraham Lincoln

"He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas better than any man I ever met." --Abraham Lincoln, referring to a lawyer

"Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying." --Ronald Reagan

"Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it." --Lyndon Johnson

"I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born." --Ronald Reagan

"What makes him think a middle-aged actor, who's played with a chimp, could have a future in politics?" --Ronald Reagan, on Clint Eastwood's bid to become mayor of Carmel

"Just think what my margin might have been if I had never left home at all." --John Kennedy, commenting on the fact that he had campaigned hard in Alaska and lost but won Hawaii handily without visiting it

"Let's not talk so much about vice. I'm against vice in any form." --President John Kennedy, to a friend who was telling him that he could be vice-presidential candidate in 1960

"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names." --President John Kennedy

"You know nothing for sure...except the fact that you know nothing for sure." --President John Kennedy

"Did you ever think that making a speech on economics is a lot like pissing down your leg? It seems hot to you, but it never does to anyone else." --Lyndon Johnson

"I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself." --Ronald Reagan

"All that Hubert needs over there is a gal to answer the phone and a pencil with an eraser on it." --Lyndon Johnson on Hubert Humphrey, his vice president

"Who is Barack Obama? Contrary to the rumors you have heard, I was not born in a manger. I was actually born on Krypton and sent here by my father Jor-El to save the Planet Earth." --Barack Obama, at the 2008 Al Smith Dinner

"If I had to name my greatest strength, I guess it would be my humility. Greatest weakness, it's possible that I'm a little too awesome." --Barack Obama, at the 2008 Al Smith Dinner

"My fellow Americans. I'm pleased to announce that I've signed legislation outlawing the Soviet Union. We begin bombing in five minutes." --Ronald Reagan, joking during a mike check before his Saturday radio broadcast

"I hope you're all Republicans." --Ronald Reagan, speaking to surgeons as he entered the operating room following a 1981 assassination attempt

"I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency -- even if I'm in a Cabinet meeting." --Ronald Reagan

"Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his." --Ronald Reagan

"When I take action, I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive." --George W. Bush, after the 9/11 attacks

"Now, I know that he's taken some flak lately but no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than The Donald. And that's because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter, like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?" --President Obama, ribbing Donald Trump at the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner

"I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy: ''Dear Jack, Don't buy a single vote more than is necessary. I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide.'" --President John Kennedy

"I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone." --President John Kennedy, at a dinner honoring Nobel Prize winners of the Western Hemisphere, the White House, April 29, 1962

"It was absolutely involuntary. They sank my boat." --President John Kennedy, answering a little boy on how he became a war hero

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Funny Quotes About Getting Older — 11 Hilarious Old Age Quotes

funny quotes on age and wisdom

With an estimated 10,000 baby boomers retiring daily in the next decade, the topic of aging is bound to come up often with clients. Instead of shying away from the topic or using euphemisms, face it head on with wit, humor and wisdom.

Here, we have lassoed a roundup of funny quotes from celebrities, authors, politicians, philosophers — just about anyone who has spoken about aging, really — along with some inspirational words that distill years of experience into concise kernels of truth. Read, enjoy, share with your clients — and if you have others that top your list, let us know in the comments section below.

The recipe for immortality

“The boomers will eventually have to accept that it is not possible to stay forever young or to stop aging. But it is possible, by committing to show up for others in community after community, to earn a measure of immortality.”

– Eric Liu

(From BrainyQuote)

What is aging, really?

“Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.” 

– Maya Angelou

(From Goodreads.com)

I can sleep when I am dead … but I’m not that sleepy …

“You spend 90 percent of your adult life hoping for a long rest and the last 10 percent trying to convince the Lord that you’re actually not that tired.”  

– Robert Brault

(From CarltonsQuoteCorner)

Waiting a lifetime…

“I had to wait 110 years to become famous. I wanted to enjoy it as long as possible.”  

– Jeanne Louise Calment  (1875-1997)

(From Psychology Today)

Why are snowballs so heavy?

“The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.”

– Doug Larso

(From BabytoBoomer)

A chocolate a day keeps the wrinkles away?

“I’m pretty sure that eating chocolate keeps wrinkles away because I have never seen a 10 year old with a Hershey bar and crow’s feet.” 

– Amy Neftzger

(From Goodreads.com)

No one likes socks

“I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don’t have to.”

– Albert Einstein

(From Psychology Today)

You’ve made it …

“We’ve put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it.”

– Frank Howard Clark

(From Hubpages.com)

What about MSG?

“Old people shouldn’t eat health foods. They need all the preservatives they can get.”

– Robert Orben  

(From CarltonsQuoteCorner)

Calling a plastic surgeon …

“Maybe it’s true that life begins at 50. But everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out.” 

– Phyllis Diller

(From Goodreads.com)

Out of sight, out of mind

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

– Henry Ford

(From BrainyQuote)

Never give up, never surrender …

“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.” 

– Samuel Ullman

(From BabytoBoomer)

Well-aged wine

“I’m like old wine. They don’t bring me out very often, but I’m well preserved.”

– Rose Kennedy  

(From CarltonsQuoteCorner)

A poet’s perspective …

“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” 

– Robert Frost

(From Goodreads.com)

Death … not today, not today

“From my perspective, there’s no reason to be afraid of aging, because if you age, you’re lucky! The alternative is death.”

– Drew Barrymore

(From BrainyQuote)

Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do when they come for you?

“Old people love to give good advice to console themselves for no longer being able to set a bad example.”

– François de La Rochefoucauld 

(From en.proverbia.net)

Is there an app for that?

“By the time you’re eighty years old you’ve learned everything. You only have to remember it.”

– George Burns

(From Psychology Today)

Adding insult to injury

“There are three periods in life: youth, middle age and ‘how well you look.’” 

– Nelson Rockefeller

(From CarltonsQuoteCorner)

Like a prayer …

Prayer of an Anonymous Abbess:

“Lord, thou knowest better than myself that I am growing older and will soon be old. Keep me from becoming too talkative, and especially from the unfortunate habit of thinking that I must say something on every subject and at every opportunity.

Release me from the idea that I must straighten out other peoples’ affairs. With my immense treasure of experience and wisdom, it seems a pity not to let everybody partake of it. But thou knowest, Lord, that in the end I will need a few friends.

Keep me from the recital of endless details; give me wings to get to the point.

Grant me the patience to listen to the complaints of others; help me to endure them with charity. But seal my lips on my own aches and pains — they increase with the increasing years and my inclination to recount them is also increasing.

I will not ask thee for improved memory, only for a little more humility and less self-assurance when my own memory doesn’t agree with that of others. Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be wrong.

Keep me reasonably gentle. I do not have the ambition to become a saint — it is so hard to live with some of them — but a harsh old person is one of the devil’s masterpieces.

Make me sympathetic without being sentimental, helpful but not bossy. Let me discover merits where I had not expected them, and talents in people whom I had not thought to possess any. And, Lord, give me the grace to tell them so.

Amen” 

– Margot Benary-Isbert

(From Goodreads.com)

Nurse!

“There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward.”

– John Mortimer

(From Hubpages.com)

Here, have some coffee

“What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.”

– Voltaire

(From CarltonsQuoteCorner)

Investing in old age

“A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, ‘At my age, I don’t even buy green bananas.’”

– Claude Pepper

(From Buzzle.com)

A message from Classical Athens

“He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden.”

– Plato

(From Psychology Today)

The fountain of youth for you and your clients

“If your customer base is aging with you, then eventually you are going to become obsolete or irrelevant. You need to be constantly figuring out who are your new customers and what are you doing to stay forever young.”

– Jeff Bezos

(From BrainyQuote)

I had the best time of my life

“The other day a man asked me what I thought was the best time of life. ‘Why,’ I answered without a thought, ‘now.’ 

– David Grayson

(From BabytoBoomer)

Getting a haircut

“Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.”

– Sam Ewing

(From QuoteGarden)

How many candles are on your cake?

“Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.”

–Larry Lorenzoni

(From Hubpages.com)

You reap what you sow

“We are happier in many ways when we are old than when we were young. The young sow wild oats. The old grow sage.”

– Winston Churchill 

(From en.proverbia.net)

Is noon the best time of day?

“Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

(From BrainyQuote)

Is it all about context?

“The first 40 years of life give us the text; the next 30 supply the commentary on it.”

– Arthur Schopenhauer

(From CarltonsQuoteCorner)

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Face it head on with wit humor and wisdom. wisdom. Here, we have lassoed a roundup of funny quotes from celebrities, authors, politicians.

52 Funny Eye Opening Quotes About Wisdom, Truth And Meaning of Life

funny quotes on age and wisdom

  • AUTHOR

    Greensleeves Hubs 

    14 months agofrom Essex, UK

    Thank you Tim for your nice comment, and sorry for not replying sooner.

    A funny quote is always good, but a funny quote without wisdom is just a joke. Great and perceptive writers including Woody Allen manage to make people think at the same time as they are laughing :)

  • Tim Truzy 

    17 months agofrom U.S.A.

    This is a funny article which kept me laughing all the way through. I love the Woody Allen quotes. All of them have a bit of wisdom within, especially the ones regarding aging and middle age.

    I will share these with my friends and I look forward to reading more of your articles.

    Sincerely,

    Tim

  • AUTHOR

    Greensleeves Hubs 

    17 months agofrom Essex, UK

    Kathy; Thanks Kathy! Glad this collection of quotes has served a useful purpose for you, and I hope that the 40th birthday celebrations went well :) Alun

  • AUTHOR

    Greensleeves Hubs 

    17 months agofrom Essex, UK

    Anusha Jain; So sorry for not responding earlier than this to your comment Anusha. Thanks very much for your good thoughts and kind words. Alun

  • Kathy 

    19 months ago

    I was looking for a quote for a friend's birthday manual his wife is producing for his 40th. You site came up and I am spoilt for choice. Thank you Alun for putting it together.

  • Anusha Jain 

    23 months agofrom Delhi, India

    You have got an impressively huge collection here. Although they say that age is just a number, we all care about this number. Not just a person faces psychological and biological changes growing old, but the peer expectations also develop an unwanted pressure. I hope this collection which has enough sarcasm and fun will help deal with the negative aspects of growing old so that we are able to fully enjoy this wonder called life.

    Great post.

  • AUTHOR

    Greensleeves Hubs 

    2 years agofrom Essex, UK

    Paula; Thanks for that Paula. Glad you enjoyed it! You're right - we can't alter the process of getting older, so we may as well take it philosophically and laugh! Alun

  • Paula 

    2 years agofrom Beautiful Upstate New York

    Greensleeves....So glad I came across this fabulous compilation of funny/witty quotes! I love this sort of reading! These are all so ingenious and clever~~like the stuff we wish we'd have thought of!

    It's a good feeling at my age to be able to still laugh (sincerely) over jabs at getting "older." What the heck, might as well laugh because there really isn't anything else we can do to change the calendar! We must maintain a sense of humor.

    I would love to file each of these to memory but why strain my brain when I can carry notes in my purse??

    Thanks for the bright spot in my Tuesday evening! Peace, Paula

  • AUTHOR

    Greensleeves Hubs 

    2 years agofrom Essex, UK

    Ivan Bilash; Thank you Ivan, and apologies for not replying to you sooner. I've checked it out and a lot of sources seem to suggest that particular quote was indeed by Mickey Mantle, but others have suggested it comes from Eubie Blake or even Mae West. As you indicate, this is one of the problems with quotes - they do tend to get repeated and reshaped, and sometimes the originator gets forgotten! Thanks a lot. Appreciated. Alun

  • Ivan Bilash 

    2 years ago

    The quote "If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself" was expressed by Mickey Mantle. Don't know if it was original or if someone else had previously said this.

  • AUTHOR

    Greensleeves Hubs 

    3 years agofrom Essex, UK

    Say Yes To Life; Thank you Yoleen, for those suggestions. Appreciated :)

  • Yoleen Lucas 

    3 years agofrom Big Island of Hawaii

    I love this!

    Here are some young adult quotes:

    “I guess that's what saying good-bye is always like--like jumping off an edge. The worst part is making the choice to do it. Once you're in the air, there's nothing you can do but let go.”

    ― Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

    “Girl scouts didn't teach me what to do with emotionally unstable drunk boys.”

    ― Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss

    “Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue).”

    ― Jess C. Scott, The Other Side of Life

  • AUTHOR

    Greensleeves Hubs 

    3 years agofrom Essex, UK

    Yanglish; Thanks Yanglish very much. Alun

    swalia; Thanks Shaloo. Appreciate your visit! Alun

  • Yanglish 

    3 years ago

    Marvelous Quotes. Thank you.

  • Shaloo Walia 

    3 years agofrom India

    I love reading and sharing quotes. This hub is of particular interest to me. Thanks for sharing!

  • AUTHOR

    Greensleeves Hubs 

    3 years agofrom Essex, UK

    peachpurple; Thanks peachy! That is a good one, primarily because we all know how true it is! Cheers, Alun

  • peachy 

    3 years agofrom Home Sweet Home

    I love this quote the most" You spend the first 2 years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 16 years telling them to sit down and shut-up - Anonymous"

  • AUTHOR

    Greensleeves Hubs 

    4 years agofrom Essex, UK

    pramalkumarsamant; Thank you for your comment and thoughts. Alun

  • pramalkumarsamanta 

    4 years ago

    Thanks for nice collection of quotes. Age is nothing but different shades of life.

  • AUTHOR

    Greensleeves Hubs 

    4 years agofrom Essex, UK

    aesta1; Thanks Mary! There do seem to be more 'old' quotes. Perhaps it's because long life allows a slightly jaundiced yet witty, philosophical viewpoint on the lives of those who experience it? The young don't necessarily appreciate the absurdities of some of their behaviour. :)

  • Mary Norton 

    4 years agofrom Ontario, Canada

    I had fun reading these quotes. I wonder why there are more for the older folks. Well done.

  • AUTHOR

    Greensleeves Hubs 

    5 years agofrom Essex, UK

    Engelta; Thank you Engie! I'll certainly bookmark and check out your hub shortly. Cheers for reading and commenting on these quotes :-) Alun

    Thanks also to Frederick for your additional quote. Cheers.

  • HighPriestess 

    5 years agofrom Albania

    hahahaha funny ones!! and so damn true! I, on the other hand, managed to create a collection of 100 inspiring quotes in one of my hubs. I'd love it if you would take a look, as we wrote for the same subject. :)

    Thank you for your collection. It was a good one.

  • Frederick Hansen 

    5 years ago

    " Aging is just a number unless it's eighty six." Frederick Hansen

  • AUTHOR

    Greensleeves Hubs 

    5 years agofrom Essex, UK

    Kathryn10000; A belated thank you very much for your comment! Alun

  • Kathryn10000 

    5 years ago

    I thought you chose well..very good

  • AUTHOR

    Greensleeves Hubs 

    5 years agofrom Essex, UK

    Thanks iguidenetwork; the ring of truth in quotes like these does make the difference perhaps between a good joke and a great - albeit funny - observation on human life. Cheers for sharing. Appreciated. Alun.

  • iguidenetwork 

    5 years agofrom Austin, TX

    Very nice hub, a great collection of sayings about the cycle of life... funny, witty but all are really true. Up and sharing.

  • bvhpro 

    6 years ago

    What a wonderful collection - I'll be bookmarking this one! thanks you! :)

    ---

    http://8bua.com

  • AUTHOR

    Greensleeves Hubs 

    7 years agofrom Essex, UK

    Billie Pagliolo;

    Many thanks Billie. And thanks for your story. I'm sure one of the very best ways for people to stay young in mind and happy in life is to be able to laugh at their own personal circumstances, including the drawbacks of advancing age! And thanks also for backing up Katy's comment - I think I will have to investigate the world of apps a little further! Alun.

  • AUTHOR

    Greensleeves Hubs 

    7 years agofrom Essex, UK

    KatyWhoWaited;

    Many thanks for your visit and comment. And for the suggestion! Unfortunately what I know about apps could be written on the back of a very small iphone. But it sounds like a really nice idea. I'll give it a try to see if I prove competent to handle the technology!!

    By the way - love your username. Alun.

  • Billie Pagliolo 

    7 years agofrom Laguna Hills, California

    Love it! My 94 year old Aunt Marion was telling me she read a story of a woman in the newspaper who celebrated her 100th birthday. The reporter asked her what she thought about turning 100. "I wouldn't recommend it," was the woman's response. I found it adorable that my Aunt found this funny! BTW...I agree with katywhowaited. This would be a great app- Made one with ibuildapp also called "The Perfect Husband App" - a "cheat sheet" for husbands with words their wives would love to hear. Your quotes would make a great app!

  • Kate MacAlpine 

    7 years agofrom Anywhere, USA

    Greensleeves, excellent collection. Have you thought of making this an app? I just make an app for Android and will soon upload it for the iphone with ibuildapp.com. The software is a bit restricting, but it's fun to try.

  • AUTHOR

    Greensleeves Hubs 

    7 years agofrom Essex, UK

    Thank you Starmom! It was fun researching these quotes, some of which are remarkably perceptive as well as funny. Cheers. Alun.

  • Starmom41 

    7 years ago

    this is some really great stuff!!!

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    Greensleeves Hubs 

    7 years agofrom Essex, UK

    Thank you ahorseback for your visit! I appreciate your words (and the buttons). I really enjoyed finding the quotes, some of which are so true, but in a very humerous kind of way.

  • ahorseback 

    7 years ago

    Excellent job Here ! My friend , you did your homework ..........:-} all the buttons for this one

  • ahorseback 

    7 years ago

    My friend you really did your homework here so I'm Giving you all the buttons!....:- }

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    Greensleeves Hubs 

    7 years agofrom Essex, UK

    Thank you Kris for visiting and commenting. Appreciated. Most of my pages are (moderately) serious, so it was good fun finding the quotes for this one!

  • Kris Heeter 

    7 years agofrom Indiana

    What a wonderful collection - I'll be bookmarking this one! And I agree with @stickydating, I love that they are broken down by category!

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    Greensleeves Hubs 

    7 years agofrom Essex, UK

    Thanks Derdriu for your nice comments. And particularly for listing my own contribution!! I don't think it matches up to some of the 'greats', but without mentioning any names I have noticed how a few of the attractive film and TV stars I once fancied when I was a teenager are now succumbing to age-related illnesses! I guess they would have been in their 20s or their early 30s, at the time. Sadly age happens to us all. Even celebrities.

  • Derdriu 

    7 years ago

    Greensleeves Hubs: Your hub is such a riotous pleasure to read because it is so attractively organized and because the quotations are hilarious. My favorites are your own original contribution as well as those by Woody Allen, Bob Hope and Jerry Seinfeld.

    Thank you for the fun, voted up, and all else too,

    Derdriu

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    Greensleeves Hubs 

    8 years agofrom Essex, UK

    Thanks Cogerson! I think I'd definitely agree about Seinfeld's quote, and probably Oscar Wilde's. I really like both the Woody Allen death quotes though I must admit I left the grandfather bus driver quote till last because I thought it was the funniest (though whether it constitutes a genuine quote or just a joke is debateable). Glad you enjoyed the list, and thanks for commenting.

  • UltimateMovieRankings 

    8 years agofrom Virginia

    Nice hub...listed my favorites of each bunch....#8 Seinfeld on babies.....#18 Phyllis Diller on childhood....#4 Oscar Wilde on teenagers.....#2 Anonymous on Middle Age......#22 Robert Brault on old age and #7 Woody Allen on death...I love that quote ...I agree with it 100%. Great collection of quotations...very well done...I had fun going through the 100 quotes.

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    Greensleeves Hubs 

    8 years agofrom Essex, UK

    Thanks stricktlydating for visiting and for commenting. Appreciated!

  • StricktlyDating 

    8 years agofrom Australia

    Great collection of quotes, I love how you've broken them into age groups too.

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