Getting Older Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old getting older quotes, getting older sayings, and getting older 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

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

I actually think there's an incredible amount of self-knowledge that comes with getting older.     

Jamie Lee Curtis

I highly recommend getting older! There's less tendency to people-please.     

Alanis Morissette

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

Mike May

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

The minute you're born, you're getting older.     

Doris Roberts

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

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

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

We don't grow older, we grow riper.     

Pablo Picasso

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