Aging Quotes

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These aging quotes are all inspirational, positive words of wisdom on getting older. Many people worry about getting older and dread the oncoming turn of each decade. But, as with everything in life, our attitude makes all the difference. By keeping a positive attitude to life you’ll be happier and more able to cope with whatever may come our way.

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Aging quotes are listed alphabetically on authors surname

A Aging Quotes

It is always the season for the old to learn.
Aeschylus 525BC – 456BC

While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.
Amos Bronson Alcott 1799 – 1888

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent… that is to triumph over old age.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich 1836 – 1907

Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.
Muhammad Ali 1942

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty, has wasted thirty years of his life.
Muhammad Ali 1942

To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom.
Henri Frederic Amiel 1821 – 1881

I’m not interested in age.. You’re as old as you feel.
Elizabeth Arden 1884 – 1966

Education is the best provision for old age.
Aristotle 384BC – 322BC

Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.
Decimius Magnus Ausonius 310 – 195

B Aging Quotes

You don’t get older, you get better.
Shirley Bassey 1937

We grow neither better or worse as we get old.. But more like ourselves.
May L. Becker

Young love is a flame – a very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher 1813 – 1887

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Bible

Look to the old, they are worthy of old age; they have seen their days and proven themselves. With the help of the Great Spirit, they have attained a ripe old age. At this age the old can predict or give knowledge or wisdom, whatever it is, it is so.
Black Elk 1863 – 1950

I think people make their own faces, as they grow.
Enid Blyton 1897 – 1968

Looking back over a lifetime, you see that love was the answer to everything.
Ray Bradbury 1920

It is possible at any age to discover a lifelong desire you never knew you had.
Robert Brault

You are never too old to set another goal, or to dream a new dream.
Les Brown 1945

Grow old with me.. The best is yet to be.
Robert Browning 1812 – 1889

To be old is a glorious thing when one has not unlearned what it means to begin.
Martin Buber 1878 – 1965

When it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a face-life any day.
Marty Bucella

You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.
George Burns 1896 – 1996

How beautifully leaves grow old, how full of light and colour are their last days.
John Burroughs 1837 – 1921

Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty.. They merely move it from their face to their hearts.
Martin Buxbaum 1912 – 1991

C Aging Quotes

No matter what your age or your life path, whether making art is your career or your hobby, or your dream, it is not too late or too egotistical, or too selfish, or too silly, to work on your creativity.
Julia Cameron 1948

The man who works and is not bored is never old.
Pablo Casais 1876 – 1973

A human heart can never grow old if it takes a lively interest in the pairing of birds, the reproduction of flowers, and the changing tints of autumn leaves.
Lydia Maria Child 1802 – 1880

Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful, kindly, sunshiny old age.
Lydia Maria Child 1802 – 1880

I’m kind of comfortable with getting older because it’s better than the other option, which is being dead. So I’ll take getting older.
George Clooney 1961

Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.
George William Curtis 1824 – 1892

Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character.
Clarence Day 1874 – 1935

D Aging Quotes

I suppose it’s all a question of surgery, isn’t it? Of course the notion is beautiful, the idea of staying a boy and child forever, and I think you can. I have known plenty of people who in their later years had the energy of children and the kind of curiosity and fascination with things like little children. I think we can keep that, and I think it’s important to keep that part of staying young. But I also think it’s great fun growing old.
Johnny Depp 1963

We turn not older with years, but newer every day.
Emily Dickinson 1830 – 1886

I have lived long enough to know that the evening glow of love has its own riches and splendour.
Benjamin Disraeli 1804 – 1881

No spring, nor summer beauty hath such grace, as I have seen in one autumnal face.
John Donne 1572 – 1631

It is not how old you are.. But, how you are old.
Marie Dressler 1868 – 1934

The love we have in our youth is superficial, compared to the love an old man has for his wife.
Will Durant 1885 – 1982

E Aging Quotes

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

The years teach us much the days never knew.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

I love getting older. My understanding deepens. I can see what connects, I can weave stories of experience and apply them. I can integrate the lessons. Things simply become more and more fascinating. Beauty reveals itself in thousands of forms.
Victoria Erickson

F Aging Quotes

Those who love deeply never grow old, they may die of old age, but they die young.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher 1879 – 1958

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps on learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep the mind young.
Henry Ford 1863 – 1947

Time deals gently only with those who take it gently.
Anatole France 1844 – 1924

The older I get.. The more of my mother I see in myself.
Nancy Friday 1933

G Aging Quotes

If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.
James A. Garfield 1831 – 1881

It’s not that age brings childhood back again, age merely shows what children we remain.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 – 1832

I did this scene in Lars And The Real Girl where I was in a room full of old ladies who were knitting, and it was an all-day scene, so they showed me how. It was one of the most relaxing days of my life.
Ryan Gosling 1980

The other day a man asked me what I thought was the best time of life. “Why,” I answered without a thought, “NOW.”
David Grayson

H Aging Quotes

I am now creating a new way of living. I know it’s never too late for me – I am never too old to dream and have goals. Dreams and goals keep me young and interested in life.
Louise Hay 1926 – 2017

Age is not important unless you’re a cheese.
Helen Hayes 1900 – 1993

You will never be old with a twinkle in your eye, with the springtime in your heart as you watch the winter fly. You will never be old while you have a smile to share, while you wonder at mankind and you find the time to care. While there’s magic in your world and a special dream to hold, while you still can laugh at life, you will never be old.
Iris Hellelden

Old age is fifteen years older than I am.
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809 – 1894

The young man know the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809 – 1894

To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809 – 1894

We do not quit playing because we grow old. We grow old because we quit playing.
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809 – 1894

While we’ve youth in our hearts, we can never grow old.
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809 – 1894

Forty is the old age of youth.. Fifty is the youth of old age.
Victor Hugo 1802 – 1885

If you look in the eyes of the young, you see flame. If you look in the eyes of the old, you see light.
Victor Hugo 1802 – 1885

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
Aldous Huxley 1894 – 1963

J Aging Quotes

One of the uncovenanted benefits of living for a long time is that, having so many more dead than living friends, death can appear as a step backwards into the joyous past.
Storm Jameson 1891 – 1986

Aging allows us to drop the baggage. It is only through life experiences that our incredible power can be brought forward in all its glory.
Susan Jeffers

All the dangers in our world are like a blessed wake up call. They tell us to live life NOW.. Not tomorrow, not when the children grow up, not when we retire, but NOW.
Susan Jeffers

We don’t have to wait until we are old to gather the riches.. We can gather them every day of our lives.
Susan Jeffers

How beautiful can time with goodness, make an old man look.
Douglas Jerrold 1803 – 1857

Let us be men with men, and always children before God; for in His eyes we are but children. Old age itself, in presence of eternity, is but the first moment of a morning.
Joseph Joubert 1754 – 1824

The evening of a well spent youth, brings it’s lamps with it.
Joseph Joubert 1754 – 1824

K Aging Quotes

Children are a great comfort in your old age.
Lionel Kaufman

L Aging Quotes

Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and look back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
Dalai Lama 1935

The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.
Madeline L’Engle 1918 – 2007

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
C. S. Lewis 1898 – 1963

Age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807 – 1882

There is a fountain of youth; it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Sophia Loren 1934

Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most, live the longest.
Larry Lorenzoni

The great thing about getting older is that you get a chance to tell the people in your life who matter, what they mean to you.
Mike Love 1941

The old Lakota was wise. He knew that a man’s heart away from nature becomes hard. He knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans, too. So he kept his children close to nature’s softening influence.
Luther Standing Bear (Chief) 1868 – 1939

M Aging Quotes

You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt. As young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear. As young as your hope, as old as your despair.
Douglas MacArthur

When you have loved as she has loved, you grow old beautifully.
W. Somerset Maugham 1874 – 1965

I am still learning. (at age 87)
Michelangelo 1475 – 1564

Cherish all your happy moments..
They make a fine cushion for old age.
Christopher Morley 1890 – 1957

As the number of old people will grow, the world will gain in wisdom.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Genius can flower in a young person and in an old person. It can be a precocious capacity or the result of a long life experience.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

I take always solace from the fact that St Augustine started to write the City Of God at the age of 59.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

My physical body may be less efficient and less beautiful in old age. But God has given me an enormous compensation: my mind is richer my Soul is broader and my wisdom is at a peak. I am so happy with the riches of my advance peak age that contrary to Faust, I would not wish to return to youth.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Old age is not a diminution.. It is a peak experience.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Old age is the time of meditation, of conclusion and wisdom, of story-telling and sharing advice with the little ones and youth as one climbs the last hill of life.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Older people are closer to God. Therefore, they are better transmitters of wisdom and spirituality.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

The richest product of advance, old age is wisdom and story telling.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

The sand of my life is running out..
Is it white, black or golden sand?
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

To those who see this world as part of God’s Creation, death will come naturally and gently.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

When I was a child, I spoke like a child. When I was an adult, I no longer spoke like a child. When I became old and wise, I spoke again like a child. I wish I had spoken all my life like a child.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Wise elderly persons should become gurus. The teaching of wisdom should be the main function of the third age. We should create third age universities or at least faculties.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

N Aging Quotes

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Anais Nin 1903 – 1977

P Aging Quotes

Many people can’t stand the thought of aging, but it’s the crystallized thought patterns and inflexible mind-sets that age people before their time. You can break through and challenge your crystallized patterns and mind-sets. That’s what evolution and the expansion of love are really about.
Sara Paddison

The older I get, the more open-minded I get, the less judgmental I get.
Gwyneth Paltrow 1972

Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale 1898 – 1993

An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again.
Gene Perret

Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire the wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character.
Ralph Perry 1876 – 1957

Age only matters when one is aging. Now that I have arrived at a great age, I might as well be twenty.
Pablo Picasso 1881 – 1973

One starts to get young at the age of sixty.
Pablo Picasso 1881 – 1973

He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden.
Plato 429BC – 347BC

The spiritual eyesight improves as the physical eyesight declines.
Plato 429BC – 347BC

By the time beauty has gone, hopefully wisdom comes to tell you that it doesn’t matter.
Linda Poindexter

His eyes will guide my footsteps, when faltering age is near.
His light will lift my darkness, and help my ears to hear.

Christopher Porteous

Age is like the sugar in a teacup, and the last sip is always the sweetest.
Amrita Pritam 1919 – 2005 (Samar Jodha TED talk)

R Aging Quotes

The key to successful aging is.. To pay as little attention to it as possible.
Judith Regan

Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end.
Jean Paul Richter 1763 – 1825

The more sand has escaped the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Jean Paul Richter 1763 – 1825

The older you get, the more fragile you understand life to be. I think that’s good motivation for getting out of bed joyfully each day.
Julie Roberts 1967

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Eleanor Roosevelt 1884 – 1962

S Aging Quotes

A man’s age is something impressive, it sums up his life: maturity reached slowly and against many obstacles, illnesses cured, griefs and despairs overcome, and unconscious risks taken; maturity formed through so many desires, hopes, regrets, forgotten things, loves. A man’s age represents a fine cargo of experience and memories.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery 1900 – 1944

I look forward to being older.. When what you look like becomes less and less an issue, and what you ARE is the point.
Susan Sarandon 1946

The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.
Charles Schopenhauer 1788 – 1860

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild,
To pick up a book and read to a child.

Dr Seuss 1904 – 1991

Avoid being a ‘groan’ up.
James A. Simpson

Cultivate your sense of humour. On life’s journey from nappy rash to denture adhesive, humour is a great pain reliever.
James A. Simpson

Don’t regret growing older.. Remember, that a lot of sugar is to be found at the bottom of the cup.
James A. Simpson

Elderly people are like plants. Whereas, some go to seed, or to pot, others blossom in the most wonderful ways. I believe beauty competitions should be held only for people over seventy years of age. When we are young, we have the face and figure God gave us. We did nothing to earn our good looks. But, as we get older, character becomes etched on our face. Beautiful old people are works of art. Like a white candle in a holy place, so is the beauty of an aged face.
James A. Simpson

Ages are mere reminders of the hours logged on this Earth and the precious time remaining.
Beau Casper Smart 1987

If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straightaway to become one. There is no fun for old people like it.
Hannah Whitall Smith 1832 – 1911

Even though I get older, what I do never gets old, and that’s what I think keeps me hungry.
Steven Spielberg 1946

We are always the same age inside.
Gertrude Stein 1874 – 1946

To love playthings as well as a child, to lead an adventurous and honourable youth, and to settle, when the time arrives, into a green and smiling age, is to be a good artist in life and deserve well of yourself and your neighbour.
Robert Louis Stevenson 1850 – 1894

Over the years I learned so much from mom. She taught me about the importance of home and history and family and tradition. She also taught me that aging need not mean narrowing the scope of your activities and interests.
Martha Stewart 1941

T Aging Quotes

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

As we age we have the opportunity to discover our deeper essence beyond the body and express our inner beauty.
Eckhart Tolle 1948

Age is an issue of mind over matter. It you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
Mark Twain 1835 – 1910

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
Mark Twain 1835 – 1910

U Aging Quotes

In the centre of your heart there is a wireless station; so long as it received messages of beauty, hope, cheer, courage and power from men and from the infinite, so long are you young.
Samuel Ullman 1840 – 1924

Whether sixty or sixteen, there is in every human beings heart the lure of wonder, the unfailing childlike appetite of what’s next, and the joy of the game of living.
Samuel Ullman 1840 – 1924

Soon I will be an old white haired lady, into whose lap someone places a baby, saying, ‘Grandma!’ – I, who myself so recently was photographed on my grandmother’s lap.
Liv Ullmann 1938

W Aging Quotes

I embrace old age.
Mark Wahlberg 1971

Grandchildren are God’s way of compensating us for growing old.
Mary H. Waldrip

The Soul’s dark cottage battered and decayed, let’s in new light through chinks that time hath made.
Edmund Waller 1606- 1687

You’re never too old to become younger.
Mae West 1893 – 1980

I may be a senior, but so what?.. I’m still hot.
Betty White 1922

I think it’s your mental attitude. So many of us start dreading age in high school and that’s a waste of a lovely life. ‘Oh, I’m 30, oh, I’m 40, oh, I’m 50.’ Make the most of it.
Betty White 1922

Old age is not a surprise, we knew it was coming.. Make the most of it.
Betty White 1922

Retirement is not in my vocabulary. They aren’t going to get rid of me that way.
Betty White 1922

Back on its golden hinges
The gate of memory swings
And my heart goes into the garden
And walks with the olden things

Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1850 – 1919

Don’t let age control your life.. Let your life control your age.
Anthony Douglas Williams

Maturing is.. Realizing how many things don’t require your comment.
Rachel Wolchin

I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun.
Virginia Woolf 1882 – 1941

The longer I live.. The more beautiful life becomes.
Frank Lloyd Wright 1867 – 1959

Didn’t we, like our grandchildren, begin with a childhood we thought would never end? Now, all of a sudden, I’m older than my parents were when I thought they were old.
Lois Wyse 1926 – 2007

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