Wisdom of the Ages

By | November 21, 2014

Sayings about The Age & Wisdom

Gray hair is a sign of age, not of wisdom. ~ Greek Proverb

Age is the price of wisdom. ~ Traditional Proverb

Saying about the wisdom of ages

Age does not bring you wisdom, age brings you wrinkles. ~ Estelle Getty

The wisdom of age: don’t stop walking. ~ Mason Cooley

The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away; than what it leaves behind. ~ William Wordsworth

Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed. ~ Edward Young

Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired. ~ Plautus

At sixteen I was stupid, confused and indecisive. At twenty-five I was wise, self-confident, prepossessing and assertive. At forty-five I am stupid, confused, insecure and indecisive. Who would have supposed that maturity is only a short break in adolescence? ~ Jules Feiffer

As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

They’re not gray hairs. They’re wisdom highlights. ~ Author unknown

I associate wisdom and grace with age. ~ Christy Turlington

I actually think with age comes some level of wisdom. ~ Nina Totenberg

Much of the wisdom of one age, is the folly of the next. ~ Charles Simmons

Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered. ~ Graham Greene

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. ~ H.L. Mencken

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

No wise man ever wished to be younger. ~ Jonathan Swift

The latter part of a wise person’s life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier. ~ Jonathan Swift

Now that I am sixty, I see why the idea of elder wisdom has passed from currency. ~ John Updike

The old — like children — talk to themselves, for they have reached that hopeless wisdom of experience which knows that though one were to cry it in the streets to multitudes, or whisper it in the kiss to one’s beloved, the only ears that can ever hear one’s secrets are one’s own! ~ Eugene O’Neill

I look forward to growing old and wise and audacious. ~ Glenda Jackson

How earthy old people become — moldy as the grave! Their wisdom smacks of the earth. There is no foretaste of immortality in it. They remind me of earthworms and mole crickets. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young. ~ Philo

He that is not handsome at 20, nor strong at 30, nor rich at 40, nor wise at 50, will never be handsome, strong, rich or wise. ~ George Herbert

I am this day forty-three years old: as years increase, may I grow more wise and gracious. ~ Hannah Ball

The person of wisdom is the person of years. ~ Author Unknown

At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgment. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Not till the fire is dying in the grate, look we for any kinship with the stars. Oh, wisdom never comes when it is gold, And the great price we paid for it full worth: We have it only when we are half earth. Little avails that coinage to the old! ~ George Meredith

[A] youthful old age is the rich and mellow autumn of life… the mind is ripe in wisdom… the intellect is still active and vigorous… spiritual character has reached its full terrestrial maturity of virtue. ~ W.J. Hunter

In growing old, we become more foolish and more wise. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. ~ Tom Wilson

Age is a terrible avenger. The lessons of life give you so much to work with, but by the time you’ve got all this great wisdom, you don’t get to be young anymore. ~ Elizabeth Wurtzel

With age comes a greater wisdom, an ease and comfort with oneself. Cherie Lunghi Wisdom, Age, Oneself The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. ~ H. L. Mencken

The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow. William Osler Wisdom, Age, Tomorrow I feel increasingly like age is very irrelevant. Quite often, cynicism is confused with wisdom, and my scorn is confused with a knowing, which I don’t have. ~ Laura Marling

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

What the tech industry often forgets is that with age comes wisdom. Older workers are usually better at following direction, mentoring, and leading. ~ Vivek Wadhwa

What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.~ Bo Bennett

Life, Work, Time Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search of it when he has grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul. ~ Epicurus

Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age. ~ Paul Klee

I’m very accepting with my age. It’s like notches on your belt: experience, wisdom, and a different kind of beauty. There comes a day when you’ve become comfortable in your skin. ~ Zoe Saldana

Wisdom, Age, Power Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.~ Paul Klee

We all grow up. Hopefully, we get wiser. Age brings wisdom, and fatherhood changes one’s life completely. ~ Frank Abagnale

Wisdom, Age, Direction The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation’s proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations. ~ William Feather

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