Turning 50 Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old turning 50 quotes, turning 50 sayings, and turning 50 proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.     

Coco Chanel

Looking fifty is great - if you're sixty.     

Joan Rivers

The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.      

T S Eliot

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth olf old age.     

Victor Hugo

Remember how excited you are when you turn 5 years old. You should be 10 times that excited. Happy 50th birthday!     


The face you have at age twenty-five is the face God gave you, but the face you have after fifty is the face you earned.     

Cindy Crawford

50 is the age when you look back and smile at what you have achieved, frown at those missed opportunities, and release a slight chuckle at those moments.     


Turning fifty ... is like flying: hours of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror.     

Erica Jong

Fifty is an excellent age... if you're a bottle of wine.     


A Man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.      

Muhammad Ali

By the time we hit 50, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.     

Marie Dressler

Turning 50 gives me more yesterdays than tomorrows.     

Bill Clinton

After a man is 50, you can fool him by saying he is smart, but you can't fool him by saying he's pretty.     

E.W. House

Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty. But everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out.     

Phyllis Diller

At 50, everyone has the face he deserves.     

George Orwell

Happy 20th anniversary of your 30th Birthday!     


Turning 50 means it's only a matter of time before you're regaling your grandkids with the details of your first colonoscopy.     

Greg Tamblyn

There are plenty of good things about being 50. Just ask any 80 year old.     


If you haven't grown up by age 50, you don't have to.     


Being fifty takes stamina and endurance that even youth doesn't offer.     


The heyday of woman's life is the shady side of fifty!      

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

Abraham Lincoln

I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming… suddenly you find – at the age of 50, say – that a whole new life has opened before you.     

Agatha Christie

Now that rock is turning 50, it's become classical in itself. It's interesting to see that development.     


Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.     

Carl Sandburg

I’m aiming by the time I’m fifty to stop being an adolescent.     

Charles Caleb Colton

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age.     

Gary Marcus

At age 50, everyone has the face he deserves.     

Gennady Uchitel

When I turned 50, I said to myself, well, if this is what it's like turning 50, I can't wait to turn 60 because I still felt very, very mentally and physically good, outside my back surgery.     

Greg Norman

If you take all of the experience and judgment of men over 50 out of the world and there wouldn’t be enough left to run it.     

Henry Ford