Old People Sayings and Quotes

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

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln
Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born. Albert Einstein
The old are in a second childhood. Aristophanes
Those who love deeply never grow old, they may die of old age, but they die young. Ben Franklin
Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. Betty Friedan
All my life I've been taught how to die, but no one ever taught me how to grow old. Billy Graham
We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being. Deepak Chopra
With age comes the inner, the higher life. Who would be forever young, to dwell always in external affairs? Elizabeth Cady Stanton
I believe the second half of one’s life is meant to be better than the first half. The first half is finding out how you do it. And the second half is enjoying it. Frances Lear
The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. Frank Lloyd Wright
Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. Franz Kafka
You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing. George Bernard Shaw
You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old. George Burns
The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. H. L. Mencken
The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. H. L. Mencken
For the unlearned, old age is winter for the learned, it is the season of the harvest. Hasidic Saying
None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. Henry David Thoreau
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. Henry Ford
I truly believe that age if you're healthy age is just a number. Hugh Hefner
Getting old is like climbing a mountain you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better! Ingrid Bergman
Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind. Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. John Lennon
Getting old is a fascinating thing. The older you get, the older you want to get. Keith Richards
Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man. Leon Trotsky
Know that you are the perfect age. Each year is special and precious, for you shall only live it once. Be comfortable with growing older. Louise Hay
Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week. Maggie Kuhn
If you associate enough with older people who do enjoy their lives, who are not stored away in any golden ghettos, you will gain a sense of continuity and of the possibility for a full life. Margaret Mead
Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest. Marilyn Ferguson
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn’t matter. Mark Twain
Oh, the worst of all tragedies is not to die young, but to live until I am seventy-five and yet not ever truly to have lived. Martin Luther King Jr.