Words of wisdom (and otherwise)

Long life is the reward of the righteous; grey hair is a glorious crown.
Proverbs 16:31 (GNT)

Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding? Job 12:12 (NIV)

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16 (NIV)

He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.

Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:29–31 (NIV)

Even to your old age and grey hairs
I am he, I am he who will sustain you.

I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

Isaiah 46:4 (NIV)

Do not cast me away when I am old;
do not forsake me when my strength is gone.

Even when I am old and gray,
do not forsake me, O God
till I declare your power to the next generation,
your might to all who are to come.

Psalm 71:9,18 (NIV)

My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.

Psalm 73:26 (NIV)

Teach us to number our days,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Psalm 90:12 (NIV)

The righteous will flourish like a palm tree,
they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;
planted in the house of the Lord,
they will flourish in the courts of our God.

They will still bear fruit in old age,
they will stay fresh and green.

Psalm 92:12–14 (NIV)

The life of mortals is like grass,
they flourish like a flower of the field;
the wind blows over it and it is gone,
and its place remembers it no more.

But from everlasting to everlasting
the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
and his righteousness with their children’s children –
with those who keep his covenant
and remember to obey his precepts.

Psalm 103:15-18 (NIV)

We, however, are citizens of heaven, and we eagerly wait for our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, to come from heaven. He will change our weak mortal bodies and make them like his own glorious body, using that power by which he is able to bring all things under his rule.

Philippians 3:20-21 (GNT)

You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.

George Bernard Shaw

Good thing I'm ageing, otherwise I'd be dead.

Ana Monnar

You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream.

C S Lewis

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

Sophia Loren

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

Franz Kafka

It annoys me when people say, “Even if you’re old, you can be young at heart!” Hiding inside this well-meaning phrase is a deep cultural assumption that old is bad and young is good. What’s wrong with being old at heart, I’d like to know? Wouldn’t you like to be loved by people whose hearts have practised loving for a long time?

Susan Moon

My physical body may be less efficient and less beautiful in old age. But God has given me an enormous compensation: my mind is richer my soul is broader and my wisdom is at a peak. I am so happy with the riches of my advanced peak age that, contrary to Faust, I would not wish to return to youth.

Robert Muller

In my mind I feel twenty-something, then I look in the mirror and it tells me I’m old. I think it’s time to get rid of my mirror.


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

George Burns (1896-1996)

Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes.


You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.

Bob Hope

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

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