55+ Best Aging Gracefully Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Aging Gracefully Quotes

And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows! – Audrey Hepburn

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

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. – Betty Friedan

Aging can be fun if you lay back and enjoy it. – Clint Eastwood

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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

No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else. – Katharine Graham

In the central place of every heart there is a recording chamber. So long as it receives a message of beauty, hope, cheer, and courage – so long are you young. When the wires are all down and our heart is covered with the snow of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then, and only then, are you grown old. – Douglas MacArthur

Aging has a wonderful beauty and we should have respect for that. – Eartha Kitt

For the unlearned, old age is winter; for the learned, it is the season of the harvest. – Hasidic saying

Aging gracefully is one thing, but trying to slow it down is another. – Courteney Cox

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 healed self. – Oprah Winfrey

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

One of the reasons people get old lose their aliveness is that they get weighed down by all of their stuff. – Richard Leider

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

Women sit or move to and fro, some are old, some young. The young are beautiful – but the old are more beautiful than the young. – Walt Whitman

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

I suppose real old age begins when one looks backward rather than forward. – Mary Sarton

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

Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest. – Marilyn Ferguson

Older women are like aging strudels – the crust may not be so lovely, but the filling has come at last into its own. – Robert Farrar Capon

Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind. – Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life. – Kitty O’Neill Collins

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

There is an anti-aging possibility, but it has to come from within. – Susan Anton

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.

The best part of the art of living is to know how to grow old gracefully. – Eric Hoffer

You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing. – George Bernard Shaw

It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily. – Arnold Palmer

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

Aging gracefully is supposed to mean trying not to hide time passing and just looking a wreck. Don’t worry girls, look like a wreck, that’s the way it goes. – Jeanne Moreau

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

I’m not an aging gracefully type. But I do believe in aging with grace. – Danielle Steel

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. – Franz Kafka

Aging is not an option, not for anyone. It is how gracefully we handle the process and how lucky we are, as the process handles us. – Cindy Mcdonald

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth. – Pearl S. Buck

Everyone will be old. We must grow old gracefully whoever we are. – Kazeronnie Mak

The trouble is, when a number your age becomes your identity, you’ve given away your power to choose your future. – Richard J. Leider

Your face is marked with lines of life, put there by love and laughter, suffering and tears. It’s beautiful. – Lynsay Sands

It annoys me when people say, ‘Even if you’re old, you can be young at heart!’ Hiding inside this well-meaning phrase is a deep cultural assumption that old is bad and young is good. What’s wrong with being old at heart, I’d like to know? Wouldn’t you like to be loved by people whose hearts have practiced loving for a long time? – Susan Moon

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

I’ve always said that I will never let an old person into my body. That is, I don’t believe in ‘thinking’ old. Don’t program yourself to break down as you age with thoughts that decline is inevitable. – Wayne Dyer

You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing. – George Bernard Shaw

It is not a question of how old you are, but a question of how you are old. – Jules Renard

Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week. – Maggie Kuhn

The more candles on my cake, the more exercise I get blowing them out. – Donna Lynn Hope

A human being would certainly not grow to be 70 or 80 years old if this longevity had no meaning for the species to which he belongs. The afternoon of human life must also have a significance of its own and cannot be merely a pitiful appendage to life’s morning. – Carl Jung

If it seems as though things are under control, you’re not going fast enough. – Mario Andretti

The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on a fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts and we grow happier as we grow older. – William Lyon Phelps

Wrinkles only show where smiles have been. – Mark Twain

Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better! – Ingrid Bergman

Age is not how old you are, but how many years of fun you’ve had. – Matt Maldre

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

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

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

I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel. – Henri Frederic Amiel

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 advanced peak age that, contrary to Faust, I would not wish to return to youth. – Robert Muller

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