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