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30 Famous Inspirational Quotes About Getting Older

30 Famous Quotes About Aging & Getting Older

Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.

-David Bowie

Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.

-Walt Disney

What I have learned so far about aging, despite the creakiness of one’s bones and cragginess of one’s once-silken skin, is this: do it. By all means, do it.

-Maya Angelou

elderly African-American couple sitting on the front porch of their home

I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don’t have to.

-Albert Einstein

Now, people are always asking me, ‘What do you want people to say about you a hundred year from now?’ I always say I want them to say, ‘Dang, don’t she still look good for her age?'”

-Dolly Parton

close up elderly woman smiling

The beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows.

-Audrey Hepburn

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

-Mark Twain

Old age is just a record of one’s whole life.

-Muhammad Ali

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

-John Burroughs

social senior girl friends

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

-John Lennon

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.

-Eleanor Roosevelt

retired couple on vacation

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

-Abraham Lincoln

You can be gorgeous at 30, charming at 40, and irresistible for the rest of your life.

-Coco Chanel

social seniors

I’m like a good cheese. I’m just getting moldy enough to be interesting.

-Paul Newman

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

-George Bernard Shaw

senior woman doing pottery

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

-CS Lewis

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.

-Ethel Barrymore

smiling in the pool

Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.

-Walt Disney

Aging is not lost youth, but a new stage of opportunity and strength.

-Betty Friedan

elderly woman smiling in wheelchair

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.

-Henry Ford

There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.

-Salvador Dali

home care woman

I highly recommend getting older. There’s less tendency to people please.

-Alanis Morissette

Youth is wasted on the young.

-Oscar Wilder

happy seniors exercising

Every year should teach you something valuable; whether you get the lesson is up to you. Every year brings you closer to expressing your whole and heald self.

-Oprah Winfrey

You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.

-Bob Hope

smiling elderly woman in red sweater

I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun.

-Virginia Woolf

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.

-Lucille Ball

retired couple

Wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old.

Job 12:12

Those who love deeply never grow old; They may die of old age, but they die young.

-Benjamin Franklin

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die;

a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

a time to kill, and a time to heal;

a time to break down, and a time to build up;

a time to weep, and a time to laugh;

a time to mourn, and a time to dance…

Ecclesiastes 3:1

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Originally published November 21, 2022


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