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65 Positive Quotes About Aging Gracefully To Comfort and Inspire You

Aging and old age are not to be feared – but rejoiced! These 65 quotes about aging gracefully explore some of the most thought-provoking insights about growing older from influential thinkers, artists, and writers.

These age quotes and sayings remind us that as time goes on, we gain wisdom, experience, and perspective. Aging is a natural and inevitable process that affects us all, and it can be both beautiful and challenging.

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Quotes About Aging Gracefully

Let’s start with a collection of positive aging quotes about getting older. Enjoy and share away!

1. “Age is simply the number of years the world has been enjoying you!” – Unknown

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

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3. “I am appalled that the term we use 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

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4. “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” – George Burns

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5. “Old age is not a defeat but a victory. Not a punishment but a privilege.” – Unknown

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

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7. “If you’re not getting older, you’re dead.” – Tom Petty

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8. “Getting older is fine. There is nothing you can do to stop it so you might as well stay on the bus.” – John Byrne

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9. “Age is an issue of the mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain

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10. “Live your life and forget your age.” – Norman Vincent Peale

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11. “I’m not getting older, I’m just becoming a classic.” – Unknown

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12. “Aging is just another word for living.” – Unknown

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13. “With aging, I become more certain in my decisions, more positive about who I am, more in charge of myself and my life.” – Unknown

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

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15. “Getting older is an adventure, not a problem.” – Unknown

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

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

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

19. “The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you have been.” – Madeline L’Engle

20. “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

21. “Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.” – Walt Disney

22. “There are six myths about old age: 1. That it’s a disease, a disaster. 2. That we are mindless. 3. That we are sexless. 4. That we are useless. 5. That we are powerless. 6. That we are all alike.” – Maggie Kuhn

23. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my years on this planet, it’s that the happiest and most fulfilled people are those who devoted themselves to something bigger and more profound than merely their own self-interest.” – John Glenn

24. “Your 40s are good.  Your 50s are great.  Your 60s are fab.  And 70 is f*@king awesome!”  – Helen Mirren

25. “When you get to my age, you’ll really measure your success in life by how many of the people you want to have love you actually do love you…If you get to my age in life and nobody thinks well of you, I don’t care how big your bank account is, your life is a disaster. That’s the ultimate test of how you have lived your life.” – Warren Buffett

26. “Ageing is just another word for living.” – Cindy Joseph

27. “Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.” – Samuel Ullman

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

29. “I love living. I love that I’m alive to love my age. There are many people who went to bed just as I did yesterday evening and didn’t wake this morning. I love and feel very blessed that I did.” – Maya Angelou

30. “The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on a fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts and we grow happier as we grow older.” – William Lyon Phelps

31. “Don’t try to be young. Just open your mind. Stay interested in stuff. There are so many things I won’t live long enough to find out about, but I’m still curious about them. You know people who are already saying, ‘I’m going to be 30—oh, what am I going to do?’ Well, use that decade! Use them all!” – Betty White

32. “One of the reasons people get old—lose their aliveness—is that they get weighed down by all of their stuff.” – Richard Leider

We hope you love this collection of inspiring quotes about aging gracefully. And we hope you smile reading them, as much as we smiled collecting them for you!

33. “Forget about aging gracefully, focus instead on aging gratefully.”

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34. “I’m not an aging gracefully type. But I do believe in aging with grace.” – Danielle Steel

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35. “Aging gracefully is one thing, but trying to slow it down is another.” – Courteney Cox

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36. “I like the idea of growing old gracefully and full of wrinkles… like Audrey Hepburn.” – Natalie Imbruglia

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37. “Aging is not an option, not for anyone. It is how gracefully we handle the process and how lucky we are, as the process handles us.” – Cindy McDonald

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38. “Beauty exists at every age. It’s not about youth and perfection.” – Jo Glanville-Blackburn

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39. “Beauty has no relation to price, rarity, or age.” – John Cotton

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40. “The trick is to age honestly and gracefully and make it look great so that everyone looks forward to it.” – Emma Thompson

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41. “I don’t plan to grow old gracefully. I plan to have face-lifts until my ears meet.” – Rita Rudner

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42. “I’m very accepting with my age. It’s like notches on your belt: experience, wisdom, and a different kind of beauty. There comes a day when you’ve become comfortable in your skin.” – Zoe Saldana

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43. “Healthy aging to me means laughing and playing and age not mattering.” – Unknown

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44. “Some things get better with age. Like me.” – Keith Richards

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45. “Life is getting better with age. It is becoming less complex. I know and honor myself more.” – Unknown

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

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47. “The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.”  – Frank Lloyd Wright

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48. “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

49. “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

50. “I want to age nicely. Rather than being afraid of aging. I want to take each year coolly and age gracefully.” – Unknown

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

52. “Aging happy and well, instead of sad and sick, is at least under some personal control. We have considerable control over our weight, our exercise, our education, and our abuse of cigarettes and alcohol. With hard work and/or therapy, our relationships with our spouses and our coping styles can be changed for the better. A successful old age may lie not so much in our stars and genes as in ourselves.” – George E. Vaillant

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

54. “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

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

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

57. “Aging isn’t about getting old it’s about LIVING… Learning that you can age well, will actually help you to age better… let’s start celebrating and living an engaged life, and stop punishing ourselves for not looking a certain way, and instead of holding ourselves accountable for actually taking care of ourselves inside first, knowing the results on the exterior will be a shining side effect.”  – Cameron Diaz

58. “My face carries all my memories. Why would I erase them?” – Diane Von Furstenberg

59. “Don’t waste so much time worrying about your skin or your weight. Develop what you do, what you put your hands on in the world.” – Meryl Streep

60. “We live in a youth-obsessed culture that is constantly trying to tell us that if we are not young, and we’re not glowing, and we’re not hot, that we don’t matter. I refuse to let a system or a culture or a distorted view of reality tell me that I don’t matter. I know that only by owning who and what you are can you start to step into the fullness of life. Every year should be teaching us all something valuable. Whether you get the lesson is really up to you.” – Oprah

61. “It’s important to have a twinkle in your wrinkle.” – Unknown

62. “For the unlearned, old age is winter; for the learned, it is the season of the harvest.” – Hasidic saying

63. “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

64. “Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.” – Elenor Roosevelt

65. “As I get older, the more I realize it’s not how pretty you look, it’s how beautiful you feel.” – Carol Canfield