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70th Birthday Quotes, Sayings

I have achieved my seventy years in the usual way, by sticking strictly to a scheme of life which would kill anybody else....I will offer here, as a sound maxim, this: That we can't reach old age by another man's road.
Mark Twain
At his seventieth birthday dinner, in 1905, as quoted in Saving Your Brain, by Jeff Victoroff.

On my seventieth birthday I felt as if I were standing on a mountain height, at whose foot the ocean of eternity was audibly rushing; while before me, life with its deserts and flower-gardens, its sunny days and its stormy days, spread out green, wild, and beautiful.
Heinrich Zschokke
The Consolations of Age, translated from the German of Zschokke's autobiography.

The first forty years of our life give the text, the next thirty furnish the commentary upon it, which enables us rightly to understand the true meaning and connection of the text with its moral and its beauties.

Oh, to be seventy again.
Georges Clemenceau
On seeing a pretty girl on his eightieth birthday.

There are three classes into which all the women past seventy that ever I knew were to be divided: 1. That dear old soul; 2. That old woman; 3. That old witch.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.
Lydia M. Child

No one is so old as to think he cannot live one more year.
Marcus T. Cicero

Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese
Billie Burke

To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.
Bernard M Baruch
On his 85th birthday

How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.
John Burroughs

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.
Daniel Francois Esprit Auber

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
Fred Astaire

To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.
Henri Frederic Amiel

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
Thomas B. Aldrich

You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.
Anouk Aimee

For all the advances in medicine, there is still no cure for the common birthday.
John Glenn

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
Lucille ball

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Jack Benny

You've heard of the three ages of man - youth, middle age, and "you're looking wonderful".
Francis Cardinal Spellman

Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative.
Maurice Chevalier

The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune.
Irish Saying

Those whom the gods love grow young.
Oscar Wilde

To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.
Bernard M Baruch
On his 85th birthday

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
Jean Paul Richter

You will recognize, my boy, the first sign of old age: it is when you go out into the streets of London and realize for the first time how young the policemen look.
Sir Seymour Hicks

What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.
Brigitte Bardot

May you live all the days of your life.
Jonathan Swift

The best birthdays of all are those that haven't arrived yet.
Robert Orben

Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made.
Robert Browning

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened.
Cora Harvey Armstrong

Getting old ain't for sissies.
Betty Davis

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

Let us respect gray hairs, especially our own.
J. P. Sears

Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these.
Susan B. Anthony

Pleas'd to look forward, pleas'd to look behind, and count each birthday with a grateful mind.
Alexander Pope

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
Franz Kafka

There was a star danced, and under that was I born.
William Shakespeare

The spiritual eyesight improves as the physical eyesight declines.

I am long on ideas, but short on time. I expect to live to be only about a hundred.
Thomas Alva Edison

I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.
Oliver Goldsmith

Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy.
Dorothy Thompson

We grow too soon old and too late smart.
Dutch proverb

Men grow old, pearls grow yellow, there is no cure for it.
Chinese proverb

Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night.
Author Unknown

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
Groucho Marx

A diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
Chinese Proverb

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
John Burroughs

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age.
Sophia Loren

Today is the yesterday you worried about tomorrow.
Author Unknown

If you survive long enough, you're revered - rather like an old building.
Katherine Hepburn

Be kind to your kids, they'll choose your nursing home one day.
Author Unknown

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