Aging Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old aging quotes, aging sayings, and aging proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. Betty Friedan
There's no such thing is aging, but maturing and knowledge. It's beautiful, I call that beauty. Celine Dion
Aging can be fun if you lay back and enjoy it. Clint Eastwood
What helps with aging is serious cognition - thinking and understanding. You have to truly grasp that everybody ages. Everybody dies. There is no turning back the clock. So the question in life becomes: What are you going to do while you're here? Goldie Hawn
Aging has a wonderful beauty and we should have respect for that. Eartha Kitt
Aging is an inevitable process. I surely wouldn't want to grow younger. The older you become, the more you know; your bank account of knowledge is much richer. William Holden
Beatiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. Eleanor Roosevelt
The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in 70 or 80 years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. Doris Lessing
About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age. Gloria Pitzer
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. Mark Twain
Time wounds all heels. Dorothy Parker
You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing. Michael Pritchard
You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older. Anouk Aimee
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
There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt. Unknown Author
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent--that is to triumph over old age. Thomas Bailey Aldrich
We don't stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard Shaw
For the unlearned, old age is winter; for the learned, it is the season of the harvest. Hasidic Saying
Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are. Muhammad Ali
I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly, you're as old as you feel. Elizabeth Arden
To be old is a glorious thing when one has not unlearned what it means to begin. Martin Buber
When it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a face-lift anyday. Marty Bucella
How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and colour are their last days. John Burroughs
I will be refined by age, not defined by age. Kathy Sporre
Age is how we determine how valuable you are. Jane Elliot
Age is a matter of feeling, not of years. George William Curtis
To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old. Oliver Wendell Holmes
There is no old age. There is, as there always was, just you. Carol Matthau
The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. Frank Lloyd Wright
You know you are getting old when all the names in your black book have MD after them. Harrison Ford
Most people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging. Maya Angelou
Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life. Kitty O'Neill Collins
You are never too old to look younger. Mae West
Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative. Maurice Chevalier
A man is as old as he's feeling, a woman as old as she looks. Mortimer Collins
I've often thought that the process of aging could be slowed down if it had to go through Congress. George Bush
No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else Katharine Graham
There's nothing worse than being an aging young person. Richard Pryor
The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball. Doug Larson
You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology. Deepak Chopra
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln
The older you get, the more you tell it like it used to be. Author Unknown
Do not resent growing old. Many are denied the privilege. Author Unknown
Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened. Jennifer Yane
aging people should know that their lives are not mounting and unfolding but that an inexorable inner process forces the contraction of life. For a young person it is almost a sin and certainly a danger to be too much occupied with himself; but for the aging person it is a duty and a necessity to give serious attention to himself. Carl Jung
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. Bob Hope
Old age equalizes -- we are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world. Eric Hoffer
My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me. Thomas Jefferson
I have found it to be true that the older I've become the better my life has become. Rush Limbaugh
Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. Geroge Bernard Shaw
The young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience. Orcar Wilde
You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely. Ogden Nash
I am not young enough to know everything. Orcar Wilde
Life would be definitely happier if we could only be born at the eighty and gradually approach eighteen. Mark Twain
Middle age is when your classmates are so gray an wrinkled an bald they don't recognize you. Bennet Cerf
A man has reached middle age when he is warned to slow down by his doctor instead of the police. Henny Yougman
Middle age is when you know all the answers and nobody asks you the questions. Bob Phillips
When we were young, you made me blush, go hot and cold, and turn to mush. I still feel all these things, it's true.. but is it menopause, or you? Susan D Anderson
As I grow older and older and totter toward the tomb, I find that I care less and less who goes to bed with whom. Dorothy L Sayers
Most people want to live a long life. They want to become wiser, smarter, happier, and more serene as they age. Eric Pfeiffer
As you grow older, new opportunities and new insights will emerge, and along with everything else an understanding that only a really long life can provide. So get ready for an exciting journey. Get ready for successful aging. Eric Pfeiffer
Successful aging is living the life you have envisioned--with gusto, energy, and enjoyment. Eric Pfeiffer
Aging means a life with activities that are meaningful to you; a life with friendships and loving relationships, as well as with challenges that you will address and manage so they don't become unbearable, ongoing problems. Eric Pfeiffer
Successful aging is possible, but it is by no means the norm. It doesn't just happen; it must be planned for and achieved. Eric Pfeiffer
Aging is an extraordinary process hereby you become the person you always should have been. David Bowie
Old age wasn't something that hits you one day. It also wasn't a problem to be fixed. It was a stage of life like any other, one in which you're still making decisions about how you wanted to live, still learning about yourself and the world. John Leland
We'd do ourselves a bug favor not to be scared of growing old, but to embrace the nixed bag that the years have to offer. John Leland
Old age is the last thing we'll ever do, and it might teach us about how to live now. John Leland
The idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn't appeal to anyone. Andy Rooney
Our ability to live longer, healthier, more productive lives is one of mankind's greatest accomplishments. But aging is also one of life's great contradictions. It's everyone's dream to live a a ripe old age, but many people fear growing older. Jo Ann Jenkins
Aging is often viewed as more of a problem than an accomplishment. We live in a world that worships the fantasies of youth, yet we are being driven more and more by the realities of age. And those realities are changing rapidly and dramatically. Jo Ann Jenkins
It's not about aging; it's about living. Jo Ann Jenkins
People fifty and older are still living in ways that reflect the attitudes, activism, and aspirations of the boomer generation. Jo Ann Jenkins
When we disrupt aging and embrace it as a part of life to look forward to, we can begin to discover the real possibilities of living the life we have always wanted. Jo Ann Jenkins
Aging can offer us the time to deliberately reorient ourselves toward the inner life, an infinitely more reliable refuge than anything the world can offer. Kathleen Dowling Singh
Because the process of aging each day does not provide the circumstances that facilitate awakening, we ourselves need to create the cause and gather the conditions to do so. Kathleen Dowling Singh
There are many challenges awaiting us as we age. To the degree that we feel lost in our own small self, separate from others and from spirit, we will find those challenges difficult. Kathleen Dowling Singh
Opening deeply to the truth of our own aging is wise. Opening deeply to the truth of our own impermanence is wise. Kathleen Dowling Singh
Helathy aging requires us to embrace realistic optimism about aging. This requires a lot of active life and, often, an attitude change that sees aging as filled with free potential on all fronts, from personal to professional. Embracing age and rediscovering wonder is about rebirth. Michael Gurian
Developing and maintaining one or two small circles of good friends is essential to a new spirit of aging. We need a kind of support that a circle of similarly aged friends can give us--support, love and freedom. Michael Gurian
To age is to experience, to gain wisdom, to love and to lose, and to grow more comfortable in one's own skin. Martha Craven Nussbaum
If we accept that aging is a time of life, then it follows that it is something we have in common. Each of us ages in his or her own way, but we can learn from the other's experiences. Martha Craven Nussbaum
As people age, their interests, behaviors, and preferences may changes--often in ways that confirm the shared experience. Martha Craven Nussbaum
You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea. John Nuveen
I think all this talk about age is foolish. Every time I am one year older, every one else is, too. John Nuveen
The years teach much which the days never knew. John Nuveen
Age gracefully? I think not. Age ferociously instead. Seize everything valuable within reach. Extend. Question. Give. The face will follow. All the cosmetic surgeons in the world could never produce such a face. John Nuveen
Questioned by his son how soon would be old enough to do just as he pleased, a wise father answered: 'I don't know, son. Nobody has ever lived that long yet.' John Nuveen
Aging isn't all downhill unless most of life is an uphill battle. Then navigating the downhill portions can be a challenging yet enjoyable journey. Dr. Alan D. Castel
Like wine making, successful aging can be an active and involved process that requires development over time. Dr. Alan D. Castel
Some say age is just a number, but it is an important number. Our age determines when we can vote and buy beer, and there are social age expectations about when we should marry, have children, and retire. Dr. Alan D. Castel
People who have a positive attitude about older age are often good at successful aging. Dr. Alan D. Castel
Becoming older means becoming smarter, wiser, and more mature; it also means beginning to do some of the things on our 'bucket list.' Edward H. Thompson Jr.
Aging is a natural part of life. You can't help getting older, but you can help getting old. Edward H. Thompson Jr.