65 Best Old Man Quotes On Success In Life

These old man quotes will inspire you. Old man someone’s father or someone’s husband or an elderly male person.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging old man quotes, old man sayings, and old man proverbs.

Famous Old Man Quotes

  1. “Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to a man.” ~ Leon Trotsky
  2. “Youth always tries to fill the void, an old man learns to live with it.” ~ Mark Z. Danielewski
  3. “Old men’s eyes are like old men’s memories; they are strongest for things a long way off.” ~ George Eliot
  4. “Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

  5. “Nobody loves life like an old man.” ~ Sophocles
  6. “Young men have visions, old men have dreams.” ~ Red Smith
  7. “A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” ~ John Barrymore
  8. “Human life, old and young, takes place between hope and remembrance. The young man sees all the gates to his desires open, and the old man remembers–his hopes.” ~ Franz Grillparzer

  9. “I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” ~ Mark Twain
  10. “An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick” ~ William Butler Yeats
  11. “Why do old men wake so early? Is it to have one longer day?” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  12. “I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.” ~ Francis Bacon

  13. “Young men think old men are fools, but old men know young men are fools.” ~ George Chapman
  14. “But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  15. “You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  16. “Man is not made for defeat.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

  17. “Some people have an inner child that speaks to them. I have an inner old man who just yells random [stuff] at me all day.” ~ Rob Cantrell
  18. “Father Time is not always a hard parent and though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigor. With such people the gray head is but the impression of the old fellow’s hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life.” ~ Charles Dickens
  19. “My old man taught me two things: ‘Mind own business’ and ‘Always cut cards.'” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
  20. “I’m just an old man and I smell bad, remember?” ~ Stanley Kubrick

  21. “There is not a more repulsive spectacle than on old man who will not forsake the world, which has already forsaken him.” ~ T. S. Eliot
  22. “When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened” ~ Winston Churchill
  23. “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” ~ Mark Twain
  24. “Old men are children once again a dream that sways and wavers into the hard light of day.” ~ Aeschylus

  25. “We do not count a man’s years until he has nothing else to count.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  26. “The Little Boy and the Old Man Said the little boy, “Sometimes I drop my spoon.” Said the old man, “I do that too.” The little boy whispered, “I wet my pants.” I do that too,” laughed the little old man. Said the little boy, “I often cry.” The old man nodded, “So do I.” But worst of all,” said the boy, “it seems Grown-ups don’t pay attention to me.” And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand. I know what you mean,” said the little old man.” ~ Shel Silverstein
  27. “I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.” ~ John Lennon
  28. “The enthusiasm of old men is singularly like that of infancy.” ~ Gerard De Nerval

  29. “To hell with luck. I’ll bring the luck with me.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  30. “Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it’s business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don’t love what you’re doing and you can’t give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You’ll be an old man before you know it.” ~ Al Lopez , Old man quotes about life
  31. “Once a happy old man One can never change the core of things, and light burns you the harder for it.” ~ John Ashbery
  32. “Know what you are talking about.” ~ Pope John Paul II

  33. “Know what you’re talking about.” ~ George H. W. Bush
  34. “Worry is an old man with bended head, carrying a load of feathers which he thinks are lead.” ~ Corrie Ten Boom
  35. “A soldier when aged is not appreciated; the love of an old man sickens.” ~ Ovid
  36. “Tranquility is the old man’s milk.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  37. “A good old man, sir. He will be talking. As they say, when the age is in, the wit is out.” ~ William Shakespeare
  38. “You did not kill the fish only to keep alive and to sell for food, he thought. You killed him for pride and because you are a fisherman. You loved him when he was alive and you loved him after. If you love him, it is not a sin to kill him. Or is it more?” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  39. “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
  40. “I am glad we do not have to try to kill the stars.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

  41. “It is good that we do not have to try to kill the sun or the moon or the stars. It is enough to live on the sea and kill our true brothers.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  42. “Fish,” the old man said. “Fish, you are going to have to die anyway. Do you have to kill me too?” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  43. “Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!” ~ Charles Dickens
  44. “‘The best thing about hunting and fishing,’ the Old Man said, ‘is that you don’t have to actually do it to enjoy it. You can go to bed every night thinking about how much fun you had twenty years ago, and it all comes back clear as moonlight.'” ~ Robert Ruark

  45. “The child’s toys and the old man’s reasons are the fruits of two seasons.” ~ William Blake
  46. “As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  47. “He no longer dreamed of storms, nor of women, nor of great occurrences, nor of great fish, nor fights, nor contests of strength, nor of his wife. He only dreamed of places now and the lions on the beach. They played like young cats in the dusk and he loved them as he loved the boy. He never dreamed about the boy. He simply woke, looked out the open door at the moon and unrolled his trousers and put them on.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  48. “You are killing me, fish, the old man thought. But you have a right to. Never have I seen a greater, or more beautiful, or a calmer or more noble thing than you, brother.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

  49. “Most people are heartless about turtles because a turtle’s heart will beat for hours after he has been cut up and butchered. But the old man thought, I have such a heart too and my feet and hands are like theirs.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  50. “You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long.
    [Lat., Mature fieri senem, si diu velis esses senex.]” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  51. “Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  52. “Fish,” he said, “I love you and respect you very much. But I will kill you dead before this day ends.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

  53. “The fish is my friend too…I have never seen or heard of such a fish. But I must kill him. I am glad we do not have to try to kill the stars. Imagine if each day a man must try to kill the moon, he thought. The moon runs away. But imagine if a man each day should have to try to kill the sun? We were born lucky; he thought” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  54. “There was a patient look on the old man’s face, as if the world were a great mistake and he had nobody with whom to speak his own language or find companionship.” ~ Sarah Orne Jewett
  55. “And have I not told you that what you mistake for madness is but over-acuteness of the sense? –now, I say, there came to my ears a low, dull, quick sound, such as a watch makes when enveloped in cotton. I knew that sound well, too. It was the beating of the old man’s heart. It increased my fury, as the beating of a drum stimulates the soldier into courage.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe
  56. “The old man always said we should attend to the things we have some hope of understanding, and eternity isn’t one of them. Well, this world isn’t one either.” ~ Marilynne Robinson

  57. “People think God is a man. People think God has got ears, nose, teeth and he rises daily in the morning, brushes his teeth and washes his mouth. And he is an old man and he has a beard. All these things people think. But no, God is energy. God is perfect and pure energy.” ~ Prem Rawat
  58. “That old man…had my division massacred at Gettysburg!” ~ George Pickett
  59. “I’m a grumpy old man. The older I get the more anti-social I get.” ~ Sean Price
  60. “It is idle to dispute with old men. Their opinions, like their cranial sutures, are ossified.” ~ Santiago Ramon y Cajal

  61. “Young men preen. Old men scheme.” ~ Mason Cooley
  62. “I had an old man moment the other day. I went into Abercrombie & Fitch to get some jeans and the music was so loud I couldn’t stay.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
  63. “Old men love novelties; the last arriv’d Still pleases best; the youngest steals their smiles.” ~ Edward Young

  64. “When I was 17, my father was so stupid, I didn’t want to be seen with him in public. When I was 24, I was amazed at how much the old man had learned in just 7 years.” ~ Mark Twain
  65. “Vanity in an old man is charming. It is a proof of an open, nature. Eighty winters have not frozen him up, or taught him concealments. In a young person it is simply allowable; we do not expect him to be above it.” ~ Christian Nestell Bovee

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