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The 73 Best Quotes About Growing Older

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Growing older isn’t always easy. Luckily though, everyone has to do it.

This means that there are a lot of great quotes about aging by a bunch of smart guys and gals who also dealt with the unstoppable march of time. Here are some of our favorites.

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

Inside, we are ageless… and when we talk to ourselves, it’s the same age of the person we were talking to when we were little. It’s the body that is changing around that ageless centre.David Lynch

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm.Aldous Huxley

The older you get, the more important it is to not act your age.Ashleigh Brilliant

To know how to grow old is the master-work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.Henri Frederic Amiel

The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.Mark Twain

The older you get, the more you should learn to love life and appreciate the beauty that comes with age.Diane von Furstenberg

Age is opportunity no less than youth itself.Henry Wadsworth

It is not how old you are, but how you are old.Marie Dressler

We are always the same age inside.Gertrude Stein

Life is like a hot bath. It feels good while you’re in it, but the longer you stay in, the more wrinkled you get.Robert Oustin

Old age is no place for sissies.Bette Davis

I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don’t have to.Albert Einstein

Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.Pope John XXIII

As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.Ernest Hemmingway

Gray hair is God’s graffiti.Bill Cosby

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

What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.Bridgette Bardot

Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.Martin Buxbaum

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.Mark Twain

When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.Victor Hugo

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

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

Some people are old at 18 and some are young at 90. Time is a concept that humans created.Yoko Ono

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.William Shakespeare

Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made.Robert Browning

A man growing old becomes a child again.Sophocles

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.Albert Einstein

You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.Bob Hope

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.Daniel Francois Esprit Auber

Inside every older person is a younger person – wondering what the hell happened?Cora Harvey Armstrong

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.Ben Franklin

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.Lucille Ball

And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!Audrey Hepburn

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

Live your life and forget your age.Norman Vincent Peale

You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.Dr. Seuss

Youth has no age.Pablo Picasso

Wisdom comes with winters.Oscar Wilde

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Let us respect gray hairs, especially our own.J.P. Sears

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

Grow old along with me the best is yet to be.Robert Browning

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.C.S. Lewis

The best thing about getting old is that all those things you couldn’t have when you were young you no longer want.L.S. McCandless

Time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician.Unkown

Youth Is Wasted Oscar Wilde

You get old and you realize there are no answers, just stories.Garrison Keillor, Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon

Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.Tom Wilson

It’s easy to grow old if you haven’t grown up.John Hively

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

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent–that is to triumph over old age.Thomas Bailey Aldric

I was brought up to respect my elders, so now I don’t have to respect anybody.George Burns

We know we’re getting old when the only thing we want for our birthday is not to be reminded of it.Unknown

Aging has a wonderful beauty and we should have respect for that.Eartha Kitt

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.Author Unkown

While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.Amos Bronson Alcott

Aging can be fun if you lay back and enjoy it.Clint Eastwood

Everyone is the age of their heart.Guatemalan Proverb

I’m at an age when my back goes out more than I do.Phyllis Dyler

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.Chili Davis

In life, the first act is always exciting but it is the second act – that’s where the depth comes in.Joyce Van Patten

They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body.Unknown

Discern of the coming on of years, and think not to do the same things still, for age will not be defied.Francis Bacon

The best part about being my age is in knowing how my life worked out.Scott Adams

You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.Douglas MacArthur

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?Satchel Paige

The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.Doug Larson

It’s sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.Bridget Bardot

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