50 Notable and Quotes and Inspirations about Aging


With age comes wisdom, kindness, confidence, and ease. These inspirational quotes can keep you focused on the upside of your golden years and not the challenges. Here are some fun quotes about life, aging, happiness and friends. I hope you will feel encouraged by these little nuggets of wisdom by some really wonderful people. Here we go!

1. “Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been.” Jimmy Buffet


2. “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” John Lennon

3. “Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional!” Walt Disney


4. “You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.” George Bernard Shaw



5.“Your face is marked with lines of life, put there by love and laughter, suffering and tears. It’s beautiful


6. “You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.” Ogden

Inspirational Quotes

7. “Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.” Tom Stoppard


8. “Age is not how old you are but how many years of fun you’ve had.” – Matt Maldre


9. “Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternative.” – Maurice Chevalier

10. “Life’s tragedy is that we get too old soon and wise too late.” – Benjamin Franklin

11. “There is still no cure for the common birthday.” – John Glenn


12. “Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes.”


13. “It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.” Andy Rooney

14. “Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your retirement home.” Phyllis Diller


15. “A man who correctly guesses a woman’s age may be smart, but he’s not very bright.” Lucille Ball


16. “At age 20, we worry about what others think of us… at age 40, we don’t care what they think of us… at age 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all.” Ann Landers

17. “I’m at that age where my back goes out more than I do.” Phyllis Diller


18. “At my age ‘getting lucky’ means walking into a room and remembering what I came in for.”


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


20. “We don’t grow older, we grow riper.” Pablo Picasso


21. “You know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you’re down there.” George Burns


22. “My midlife crisis in two sentences: Where am I going to park? Where did I park?”


23. “The older I get, the better I used to be.” Lee Trevino

24. “No man is ever old enough to know better.” Holbrook Jackson


25. “As we grow older, our bodies get shorter and our anecdotes longer.” Robert Quillen


Funny Quotes


26. “Eventually you reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.” Will Rogers


27. “Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.”

28. “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

29. “Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.” Jackie Joyner-Kersee

30. “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



31. “You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.” George Bernard Shaw


32. “Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” Franz Kafka


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

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


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


37. “None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.” Henry David Thoreau


Uplifting Quotes


38. “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

39. “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” Robert Browning

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40. “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

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


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


43. “The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind.” ~ William Wordsworth


44. “We don’t grow older, we grow riper.” Pablo Picasso




45. “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.” Maeve Binchy

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

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

48. “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

49. “I am appalled that the term we used 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

50. “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



Thanks for sticking it out with this article! I had a lot of fun putting it all together. A lot of wise people contributed to this post. My main goal was to provide some inspirational quotes that give a different outlook for aging. Me being in that group too, I felt uplifted. Approaching 60, I’ve had some conflicting emotions about it. Now I have lots of quotes I can look back on of people who have went through the same thing and lived better lives with awesome attitudes.


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I’m a 57-year-old Gramma of 13 grand kids!


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What a very nice pick me up. My favorite quote is ” growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional.’ As long as you feel and participate in life you can be as young as you feel in your heart! Thank you for the encouragement! I will have to share this with my family! 



Thank you for sharing this wonderful compilation of quotes and inspirations about aging. It’s a topic that resonates deeply with me, as I believe that aging is a journey filled with wisdom, growth, and beauty.

As I perused through the collection of quotes, I couldn’t help but reflect on my own experiences and the lessons I’ve learned along the way. Aging is often portrayed negatively in our society, but these quotes serve as powerful reminders that it’s a privilege denied to many and a remarkable phase of life to embraceThank you again for curating this collection of inspirational quotes. It serves as a reminder that aging is a journey to be cherished, celebrated, and embraced with open arms. Let us all continue to defy societal stereotypes and embrace the fullness of life at every age.