100+ Best Getting Older Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Getting older means more years to add to your life, less active, less hair, more medicine, more wrinkles, arthritis, and more forgetful. Inspirational getting older quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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If you’re always battling against getting older, you’re always going to be unhappy, because it will happen anyhow. – Mitch Albom

As you get older threee things happen. The first is your memory goes, and the I can’t remember the other two. – Sir Norman Wisdom

There is absolutely nothing to be said in favor of growing old. There ought to be legislation against it. – Patrick Moore

As we grow older, our bodies get shorter and our anecdotes longer. – Robert Quillen

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A man is getting old when he walks around a puddle instead of through it. – R. C. Ferguson

I don’t believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.. – T. S. Eliot

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

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

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. – Unknown

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

As we grow older, our capacity for enjoyment shrinks, but not our appetite for it. – Mignon McLaughlin

The older you get the stronger the wind gets – and it’s always in your face. – Jack Nicklaus

As a man grows older it is harder and harder to frighten him. – Jean Paul Richter

My mother always used to say, ‘The older you get, the better you get, unless you’re a banana’. – Betty White

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. – H.L. Mencken

Some folks as they grow older grow wise but most folks simply grow stubborner. – Josh Billings

There are compensations for growing older. One is the realization that to be sporting isn’t at all necessary. It is a great relief to reach this stage of wisdom. – Cornelia Otis Skinner

As we grow older, we must discipline ourselves to continue expanding, broadening, learning, keeping out minds active and open. – Clint Eastwood

As we grow older we grow both more foolish and wiser at the same time. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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I have found it to be true that the older I’ve become the better my life has become. – Rush Limbaugh

You know you’re getting old when you can pinch an inch on your forehead. – John Mendoza

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

As you get older, you’re always maturing, you’re always learning something new about yourself. – Troy Vincent

Everything changes as you get older – your mind, your body, the way you view the world. – Antonio Banderas

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

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

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

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

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

As I get older, I realize that the thing I value the most is good-heartedness. – Alice Walker

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

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

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

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form. – Andre Maurois

The great thing about getting older is that you become more mellow. Things aren’t as black and white, and you become much more tolerant. You can see the good in things much more easily rather than getting enraged as you used to do when you were young. – Maeve Binchy

I actually think there’s an incredible amount of self-knowledge that comes with getting older. – Jamie Lee Curtis

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

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

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

I highly recommend getting older! There’s less tendency to people-please. – Alanis Morissette

The good thing about getting older is that, as you become less attractive, so you have less desire to go out and conquer everyone you see. – Julian Clary

The more you are getting older, you lose a little something. Of course there is another advantage, because of your long experience you can use it. – Haile Gebrselassie

Part of getting older is realizing that you can integrate all these different areas of your life, rather than the adolescent mindset, which for me lasted a long time, which says, ‘It’s all or nothing. – Chris Robinson

Your 40s are good. Your 50s are great. Your 60s are fab. And 70 is f*@king awesome! – Helen Mirren

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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

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.

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

One of the pluses of getting older is you set some limits. – Nicolas Cage

Getting older is fine. There is nothing you can do to stop it so you might as well stay on the bus. – John Byrne

You can’t help getting older, but you can help yourself from becoming old and infirm, in mind as well as body. – Joan Collins

It’s no fun getting older. I might be wearing beautiful diamond earrings, but they can’t take away the pain of losing my hearing. – Cilla Black

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

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

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

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

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

You know you’re getting older when the candles cost more than the cake. – Bob Hope

Getting older is like riding a bicycle, if you don’t keep peddling, you’ll fall. – Claude D. Pepper

Getting old is a fascination thing. The older you get, the older you want to get. – Keith Richards

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

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

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

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

We don’t grow older, we grow riper. – Pablo Picasso

One of the good things about getting older is you find you’re more interesting than most of the people you meet. – Lee Marvin

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

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

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

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

Growing older is not upsetting; being perceived as old is. – Kenny Rogers

As you get older, you look at things differently. – Brett Favre

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

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

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 it the beauty of an aged face. – James Simpson

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

As you grow older, you learn to understand life a little better. – Solomon Burke

I’m baffled that anyone might not think women get more beautiful as they get older. Confidence comes with age, and looking beautiful comes from the confidence someone has in themselves. – Kate Winslet

The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind. – William Wordsworth

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

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

The fun thing about getting older is finding younger people to mentor. – Mike May

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

Here’s what I know: I’m a better person at fifty than I was at forty-eight … and better at fifty-two than I was at fifty. I’m calmer, easier to live with. All this stuff is in my soul forever. Just don’t get lazy. Work at your relationships all the time. Take care of friendships, hold people you love close to you, take advantage of birthdays to celebrate fiercely. It’s the worrying – not the years themselves – that will make you less of a woman. – Patti LaBelle,

Relish love in our old age! Aged love is like aged wine; it becomes more satisfying, more refreshing, more valuable, more appreciated and more intoxicating. – Leo Buscaglia

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

There is also this pressure in Hollywood to be ageless. I think what I have been witness to is seeing women trying to stay ageless with what they are doing to themselves. I am grateful to learn from their mistakes, because I am not injecting shit into my face. I see them and my heart breaks. I think, ‘Oh, God, if you only knew how much older you look.’ They’re trying to stop the clock, and all you can see is an insecure person who won’t let themselves just age. – Jennifer Aniston

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

I am appalled that the term we use to talk about aging is ‘anti.’ Aging is as natural as a baby’s softness and scent. Aging is human evolution in its pure form. – Jamie Lee Curtis

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

Aging isn’t about getting old it’s about LIVING… Learning that you can age well, will actually help you to age better… let’s start celebrating and living an engaged life, and stop punishing ourselves for not looking a certain way, and instead holding ourselves accountable for actually taking care of ourselves inside first, knowing the results on the exterior will be a shining side effect. – Cameron Diaz

In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways. – Edith Wharton

I have absolutely no objection to growing older. I am a stroke survivor so I am extremely grateful to be aging – I have nothing but gratitude for the passing years. I am aging – lucky, lucky me! – Sharon Stone

It’s like you trade the virility of the body for the agility of the spirit. – Elizabeth Lesser

I love living. I love that I’m alive to love my age. There are many people who went to bed just as I did yesterday evening and didn’t wake this morning. I love and feel very blessed that I did. – Maya Angelou

Aging happy and well, instead of sad and sick, is at least under some personal control. We have considerable control over our weight, our exercise, our education, and our abuse of cigarettes and alcohol. With hard work and/or therapy, our relationships with our spouses and our coping styles can be changed for the better. A successful old age may lie not so much in our stars and genes as in ourselves. – George E. Vaillant

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

With age comes the inner, the higher life. Who would be forever young, to dwell always in externals? – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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