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رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): الشَّيخُ شابٌّ على حُبِّ أنيسٍ، وطُولِ حَياةٍ ، وكَثرَةِ مالٍ.

The old man is a youth when it comes to his love for his intimate one, his long life and his Abundant wealth.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p. 174, no. 9; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 648

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) :المَشِيبُ رسولُ المَوتِ.

Gray hair is the herald of death.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1202; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 648

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): كَفى بالشَّيبِ نَذِيراً.

Old age suffices as a warning.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 7019; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 648

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): وَقارُ الشَّيبِ أحَبُّ إلَيَّ مِن نَضارَةِ الشَّبابِ .

The dignified bearing that comes with old age is more beloved to me than the vigour of youth
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 10099; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 648

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إذا شابَ العاقِلُ شَبَّ عَقلُهُ ، إذا شابَ الجاهِلُ شَبَّ جَهلُهُ .

When an intelligent man grows old, his intellect remains young [and sharp], and when the ignorant man grows old, his ignorance too remains young [and more reckless].
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, nos. 4169-4170; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 648

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أصبَحَ إبراهيمُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) فَرَأى في لِحيَتِهِ شَيبا شَعرَةً بَيضاءَ ، فقالَ: الحَمدُ للّه‏ِِ رَبِّ العالَمينَ الذي بَلَّغَني هذَا المَبلَغَ ولَم أعصِ اللّه‏َ طَرفَةَ عَينٍ.

Prophet Abraham (AS) woke up one morning to find old age in the form of a white hair in his beard, and said, ‘Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, Who has brought me to this ripe age in which I have never yet disobeyed Him for even the blink of an eye.’
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Ellal al-Shara’ie, p. 104, no. 2; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 649

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ما رَأيتُ شَيئاً أسرَعَ إلى شيءٍ مِن الشَّيبِ إلَى المؤمنِ ، وإنّهُ وَقارٌ للمؤمِنِ في الدنيا ، ونورُ ساطِعٌ يَومَ القِيامَةِ ، بهِ وَقَّرَ اللّه‏ُ تعالى خَليلَهُ إبراهيمَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ، فقالَ: ما هذا يا رَبِّ ؟ قالَ لَهُ: هذا وَقارٌ ، فقالَ: يا رَبِّ زِدني وَقاراً.

I have never seen anything catch up with something faster than old age catches up with a believer, for verily it is a source of dignity for the believer in this world and a brilliant light for him on the Day of Resurrection. Allah, most High, honoured Abraham (AS) with it [old age], who said, ‘What is this, my Lord?’ to which Allah replied, ‘This is dignity’, so Abraham said, ‘O my Lord, increase me in dignity then.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Amali al-Tusi, p. 699, no. 1492; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 649

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): مِن إجلالِ اللّه‏ِ إجلالُ ذي الشَّيبَةِ المُسلمِ.

Venerating Allah includes venerating the old from among the Muslims
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 165, no. 1; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 649

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): عَظِّمُوا كِبارَكُم وصِلُوا أرحامَكُم .

Exalt the old ones from amongst you and maintain relations between your kin.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 165, no. 3; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 649

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ليسَ مِنّا مَن لَم يُوَقِّرْ كبيرَنا ويَرحَمْ صَغِيرَنا .

One who neither honours our old nor has mercy on our young is not one of us
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 2, p.165, no. 2; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 649