Middle Age Quotes

By | December 2, 2009
  • Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying, “Why not?” and the other, “Why bother?” ~ Sidney J. Harris
  • Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.~ Don Marquis
  • Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons. ~ Eli Cass
  • Middle age is when you’ve met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else. ~ Ogden Nash
  • Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.~ Bob Hope
  • Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay. ~ Daniel Defoe
  • Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death.~ Gerald Brenan
  • No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement. ~ Florida Scott-Maxwell
  • One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it’s such a nice change from being young. ~ Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.~ Hervey Allen
  • Patience makes a woman beautiful in middle age. ~ Elliot Paul
  • Perhaps middle age is, or should be, a period of shedding shells; the shell of ambition, the shell of material accumulations and possessions, the shell of the ego. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • 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.~ Thomas Arnold
  • The misery of the middle-aged woman is a gray and hopeless thing, born of having nothing to live for, of disappointment and resentment at having been gypped by consumer society, and surviving merely to be the butt of its unthinking scorn. ~ Germaine Greer
  • The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything, and the young know everything. ~ Oscar Wilde
  • The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.~ Hervey Allen
  • The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you’ll grow out of it! ~ Doris Day
  • The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them. ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • We cannot hand our faith to one another…. Even in the Middle Ages, when faith was theoretically uniform, it was always practically individual.~ John Jay Chapman
  • What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books. ~ Sigmund Freud
  • Wives are young men’s mistresses; companions for middle age, and old men’s nurses. ~ Francis Bacon
  • Youth! There is nothing like youth. The middle-aged are mortgaged to Life. The old are in Life’s lumber-room. But youth is the Lord of Life. Youth has a kingdom waiting for it. Every one is born a king, and most people die in exile.~ Oscar Wilde
  • Youth gets together with their materials to build a bridge to the moon or maybe a palace on earth; then in middle age they decide to build a woodshed with them instead.~ Henry David Thoreau
  • Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending. ~ Anne Bradstreet

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