Quotes, sayings & poems

50th Birthday Sayings

Love is the most pleasant state of

Love is the most pleasant state of wise insanity.

- Marcel Aymé

Forty is the old age of youth

Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.

- Victor Hugo

No wise man

No wise man ever wished to be younger.

- Jonathan Swift

The older one grows

The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.

- Virginia Woolf

Age. That period of life in which

Age. That period of life in which we compound for the vices that remain by reviling those we have no longer the vigor to commit.

- Ambrose Bierce

Old age though despised

Old age though despised, is coveted by all.

- Proverb

The person who has lived the most

The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences.

- Jean Jacques Rousseau

When grace is joined with wrinkles

When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.

- Victor Hugo

Few people know how to be old.

Few people know how to be old.

- François de La Rochefoucauld

He was then in his fifty-fourth year

He was then in his fifty-fourth year, when even in the case of poets reason and passion begin to discuss a peace treaty and usually conclude it not very long afterwards.

- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Old age realizes the dreams of youth

Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift; in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.

- Soren Kierkegaard

A person is always startled

A person is always startled when he hears himself called old for the first time.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes