Getting Older Sayings and Quotes

Getting older is a fact of life, and much better than the alternative. With age comes wisdom. Celebrate another turn around the sun with the collection of wise and inspirational quotes below on getting older.

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

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.     


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

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 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

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