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The Eight Ages of A Man's Life

Famous and great quotes about the eight Ages of Man help you find your place in time .. the cycle and stage of life you are appearing on.


Life Ages & Transitions


Our lives pass before our eyes like a fleeting vision .... A car moves down the motorway "swallowing" a mile or more of road a minute, and so pass our lives. We can't hold on to the past, and as we anticipate the [immediate] future it has already met us and flow by.

- Shaykh Nazim Adil Al-Haqqani


As in this body, there are for the embodied one childhood, youth, old age, even so is there the taking on of another body.

- The Bhagavad Gita

Age One: Childhood

Childhood is a magical time. Each day is full of new surprises and each night is full of deep slumbers. Here are a few inspiring quotes about that magical and wonderful age ..


Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.

- Jane Howard


It takes a village to raise a child.

- African proverb


Critical Tasks


It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

- Tom Robbins



Any child can tell you that the sole purpose of a middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble.

- Dennis Fakes


The family is the cornerstone of our society. More than any other force, it shapes the attitude, the hopes, the ambitions, and the values of the child.

- Lyndon B. Johnson


... [as] a consistently strong wind may cause a tree to grow crooked so one's environment can affect one's development.

- Shaykh Nazim Adil Al-Haqqani
In the Mystic Footsteps of Saints, Vol. 2



Age Two: Adolescents & Students

For inspiring, great and famous quotes about adolescence, read these.


Age Three: Young Adult & Worker


A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.

- Thomas Szasz


Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not. It is the first lesson that ought to be learned.

- Thomas H. Huxley



Ask not what you can expect of life, ask what life expects of you.

- Victor Frankl


The price of greatness is responsibility.

- Winston Churchill


Avoid studies of which the result dies with the worker.

- da vinci



Age Four: Adult & Householder:


Age Five: Mature Adult

For inspiring, great and famous quotes about parenting, read these. Or you can read about related life events: MidLife Crisis.


Age Six: Elder


Do not let a man measure you for your coffin before you are dead.

~ Manifest (quote about Being Measured By The Universe)


Getting old is wonderful, when you consider the alternative.

- unknown


Perhaps my best days are gone .. but I wouldn't want them back. Not with the fire in me now.

- SAmuel Beckett


To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.

- Bernard Baruch


Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.

- Jim Feibig


Being old doesn't mean you know more; it means you ate enough fiber.

- Jonathan Carroll


Do not resist growing old -- many are denied the privilege.

- unknown


‘The rest is up to you' I tell my clients ... Every few years they come back, so I have snapshots in my head of how they've changed over the years. The ones who've changed the most finally bought that boat, moved to that island. Those who haven't changed, I suppose they take comfort in knowing what course their lives are on. They like to believe they know what lies ahead.

- Shall We Dance (movie quote)


The man who has accomplished all that he thinks worthwhile has begun to die.

- E. T. Trigg


Age Seven: Sage

The true harvest of my life is intangible - a little star dust caught, a portion of the rainbow I have clutched ...

- Henry David Thoreau

Old men delight in giving good advice as a consolation for the fact that they can no longer provide bad examples.

- Francois de La Rochefoucauld


Nothing is given so profusely as advice.

- Francois de La Rochefoucauld


It is easier to be wise for others than for oneself.

- Francois de La Rochefoucauld


It is a great folly to wish to be wise alone.

- Francois de La Rochefoucauld


Age brings experience and a good mind wisdom.

- Greek proverb


It is not the years in your life, but the life in your years that count.

- Adlai Stevenson


The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

- Jean Paul


A young person knows the rules, but the old person knows the exceptions.

- Unknown


Maybe you judge what you leave behind by what you inspire in other people.

- Kinky Boots (movie)

Most of us would like to end our lives feeling both that we had a good time and that we left the world a little better than we found it.

- Philip Slater


At the age of 80, I'm becoming a visual artist. This could be my rebirth.

- Harry Seidler


You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can 
do something about its width and depth.



As you grow older, you'll discover that you have two hands: One for helping yourself, the second for helping others.



We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves.

- Lynn Hall, Where Have All the Tigers Gone?


Age Eight: Death & Transition


Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.

- Isaac Asimov

For inspiring, great and famous quotes about death, read these.




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