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Positive Quotes about Middle Age

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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

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Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.
- E. Joseph Cossman

One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend."
We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older.
The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young.
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age
when a busy life and changing geographies
can cause us to neglect those friends.
Today is the day to invest in those people
we hope will call us "old friend" in the years to come.
- Grant Fairley

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
catching up with Mother Nature.
- Harold Coffin

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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

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve.
Middle age is when you're forced to.
- Bill Vaughan

The really frightening thing about middle age is the
knowledge that you'll grow out of it.
- Doris Day

 

Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.
- Doris Day

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
- Orson Welles

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary
to put all the play and learning into childhood,
all the work into middle age,
and all the regrets into old age.
- Margaret Mead

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.
- Bob Hope

Middle age: when you begin to exchange your emotions for symptoms.
- Irvin S. Cobb

Youth is a silly, vapid state, Old age with fears and ills is rife;
This simple boon I beg of Fate -
A thousand years of Middle Life.
- Carolyn Wells

I like to be alone so I can write.
But focus can hurt you.
I don't want to be some stress casualty in early middle age.
- James Ellroy

Self-acceptance has been a blessed by-product of middle age.
- Candice Bergen

Middle age is when your old classmates are so grey
and wrinkled and bald they don't recognize you.
- Bennett Cerf

Setting a good example for your children takes all
the fun out of middle age.
- William Feather

Patience makes a women beautiful in middle age.
- Elliot Paul

A poet laureate of adolescent sexuality and middle-age longing.
- William A. Henry III

Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving,
and old age of spending.
- Anne Bradstreet

Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to
think the long sad years of youth were worth living
for the sake of middle age.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Middle -age is the time of life, that a man first notices -
in his wife.
- Richard Armour

Litigation takes the place of sex at middle age.
- Gore Vidal

Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we
hear two voices calling us,
one saying, "Why not?" and the other,
"Why bother?"
- Sydney J. Harris

It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle
age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor.
- Andre Gide

We in middle age require adventure.
- Carolyn Heilbrun

It's the safety valve of middle life,
and the solace of age.
- Mary Roberts Rinehart

Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does.
- Gerald Brenan

Middle age is when you've met so many people that every
new person you meet reminds you of someone else.
- Ogden Nash

The perceptions of middle age have their own luminosity.
- Gail Sheehy

Of middle age the best that can be said is that a middle-aged
person has likely learned how to have a little fun
in spite of his troubles.
- Don Marquis

Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday
night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you.
- Ogden Nash

Years ago we discovered the exact point,
the dead center of middle age.
It occurs when you are too young to take up golf and
too old to rush up to the net.
- Franklin Pierce Adams

I think middle-age is the best time,
if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience
which often sets in at about fifty.
- William Ralph Inge

Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for
economical rather than romantic reasons.
- Lillian Gordy Carter

One of the many things nobody ever tells you about
middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young.
- William Feather

Memory is the first casualty of middle age,
if I remember correctly.
- Candice Bergen

There are three periods in life: youth,
middle age and "how well you look".
- Nelson Rockefeller

None of my own experiences ever finds its way into my work.
However, the stages of my life - motherhood,
middle age, etc.
- often influence my subject matter.
- Anne Tyler

Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up
golf and too old to rush up to the net.
- Franklin P. Adams

Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age,
and old men's nurses.
- Francis Bacon

The three ages of man: youth, middle age and 'my word you do look well'.
- June Whitfield

Middle Age - later than you think and sooner than you expect.
- Earl Wilson

For students today, only 10 percent of children from
working-class families graduate from college by the
age of 24 as compared to 58 percent of upper-middle-class and wealthy families.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

I wanted to look at the upper-middle-class scene since the war,
and in particular my generation's part in it.
We had spent our early years as privileged members of a privileged class.
How were we faring in the Age of the Common Man? How ought we to be faring?
- Simon Raven

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.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Poverty is everyone's problem.
It cuts across any line you can name:
age,
race, social, geographic or religious.
Whether you are black or white; rich,
middle-class or poor, we are ALL touched by poverty.
- Kathleen Blanco

There was a period which I refer to as the 'Golden Age of Jazz,'
which sort of encompasses the middle Thirties through the Sixties,
we had a lot of great innovators, all creating things
which will last the world for a long,
long time.
- Sonny Rollins

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Three Rules of Work:
Out of clutter find simplicity;
From discord find harmony;
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

Love is what makes two people
sit in the middle of a park bench
when there is plenty of room at both ends.
- Anonymous

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young,
the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
- John Ciardi

In politics the middle way is none at all.
- John Adams

Don't worry about that chair with a hole in the middle.
It's merely waiting to be reupholstered.
- the movie Casino Royale (1966)

A story should have a beginning, a middle,
and an end...
but not necessarily in that order.
- Jean-Luc Godard

The stage is close to being in the middle of the hall,
so that the performers are surrounded by the listeners.
I feel that we are all experiencing the music together.
- Emanuel Ax

Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous;
you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
- Margaret Thatcher

My biggest problem in middle school was catty girls,
cliques, and trying to figure out if I wanted to be a part of one of those,
just figuring out who I was and all that.
- Lindsey Shaw

No student of history can fail to see the moral interest of the Middle Ages,
any more than an artist can fail to see their aesthetic interest.
- Goldwin Smith

The older I get, the more I see that there really aren't
huge zeniths of happiness or a huge abyss of darkness
as much as there used to be.
I tend to walk a middle ground.
- Paula Cole

I have heard of novels started in the middle,
at the end, written in patches to be joined together later,
but I have never felt the slightest desire to do this.
- C. S. Forester

I can't believe we're in the middle of the fifth season,
and if this is all there is, my God,
it went fast.
- Bruce Boxleitner

There's nothing in the middle of the road but a yellow
stripe and dead armadillos.
- Jim Hightower

Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime,
but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
- Cyril Connolly

The middle class, in the white population,
encompasses a wide swath.
- Constance Baker Motley

Iran is central to our foreign policy in the Middle East,
a major player in global energy markets,
and a key country in terms of our interaction with the Muslim world.
- Howard Berman

I don't have any children, I have four middle-aged people.
- Dick Van Dyke

In the family sandwich, the older people and the younger
ones can recognize one another as the bread.
Those in the middle are, for a time,
the meat.
- Anna Quindlen

I will cut taxes - cut taxes - for 95 percent of all working families,
because, in an economy like this, the last thing we
should do is raise taxes on the middle class.
- Barack Obama

I have a little dictaphone and if a sound takes my
fancy or if a lyric comes to me in the middle of the
night I'll just record it there and then.
- Barry Gibb

The U.S.
needs to control the Middle East, the gateway to Asia.
It already has military installations in Uzbekistan.
- Jose Saramago


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