Sayings and Quotes About Ageing

Below is a huge collection of quotes about ageing. Ageing is inevitable and in the process of ageing we learn of ourselves and our environment. The following quotes on ageing cover topics such as ageing and youth, ageing and wrinkles, growing older quotes, wise words from our elders, Age is just a number quotes, funny quotes about ageing as well as many other great ageing quotes.

Growing old is no more than a bad habit that a busy person has not time to form.
~Andre Maurois

Quotes About Ageing, Youth, and Maturity

Acting childish seems to come naturally, but acting like an adult, no matter how old we are, doesn’t come easy to us.
~Lily Tomlin

Age and treachery will triumph over youth and skill.

The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning you’re not old.
~Rosalyn S Yallow

If growing up is the process of creating ideas and dreams about what life should be, maturity then is letting go again.
~Mary Beth Danielson

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.
~Fred Astaire

Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
~Tom Stoppard

When you’re young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you’re my age and you fall off, you splatter.
~Roy Rogers

The old repeat themselves and the young have nothing to say. The boredom is mutual.
~Jacques Bainville

Age is Just a number…
and quotes about ageing gracefully

Age… is a matter of feeling not years.
~George William Curtis

All would live long, but none would be old.
~Benjamin Franklin

Age does not depend on years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so.
~Tryon Edwards

You are never too old to be what you might have been.
~George Eliot

Old age is not a disease – it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.
~Maggie Kuhn

I promise to keep living as though I expected to live forever. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up wrinkles the soul.
~Douglas MacArthur

Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.
~Joan Collins

I am 65 and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. But if there were 15 months in every year, I’d only be 48. That’s the trouble with us. We number everything. Take women, for example, I think they deserve to have more than 12 years between 28 and 40.
~James Thurber

Growing old is no more than a bad habit that a busy person has not time to form.
~Andre Maurois

Age is just a number, and mine is unlisted.
~Unknown Author

Quotes about Ageing and Wrinkles

If wrinkles must be written upon our brow, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.
~James A Garfield

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

Jewelry takes people’s mind off your wrinkles
~Sonja Henie

We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passing of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.
~ Lauren Hutton

Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul.
~Andre Maurois

quotes about ageing and Growing Older

The older one becomes, the quicker the present fades into sepia and the past looms up in glorious Technicolor.
~Beryl Bainbridge

You’re not young anymore when you are obsessed with the thermostat.
~Jeff Foxworthy

All the best sands of my life are somehow getting into the wrong end of the hourglass. If I could only reverse it! Were it in my power to do so, would I?
~Thomas Bailey Aldrich

One of the delights known to age beyond the grasp of youth is that of Not Going.
~Anthony Burgess

Old age ain’t no place for sissies.
~Bette Davis

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson where you find the present tense and the past perfect.
~Unknown Author

Funny Quotes About Ageing

Another belief of mine is that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
~Margaret Atwood

When I was a boy, the Dead Sea was only sick.
~George Burns

At my age I don’t need drugs anymore. I can get the same effect by standing up real fast.
~Jonathan Katz

If I knew I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.
~Mickey Mantle

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

After awhile, you have no idea how old you are because you’ve lied so many time.
~Sandra Bullock

I do wish I could tell you my age but it’s impossible. It keeps changing all the time.
~Greer Garson

You know you’re old when someone compliments you on your alligator shoes and your barefoot.
~Phyllis Diller

When I was young I wanted a BMW. Now I don’t care about the W.
~Unknown Author

I’m so old bartenders check my pulse instead of my ID.
~Louise Bowie

I don’t have any secrets. I just forget a lot of stuff.
~Brian Andreas

The aging process could be slowed down if it had to work it’s way through congress.
~George W Bush

I refuse to admit I’m more than fifty-two, even if that does make my sons illegitimate.
~Lady Astor

My husband will never chase another woman. He’s too fine, he’s to decent, he’s to old.
~Gracie Allen

Wise quotes on ageing and growing older

The only real aging process is the erosion of worthy ideas.
~Unknown Author

Age the period of life in which we compound for the vices that we still cherish be revealing those that we no longer have the enterprise to commit.
~Ambrose Bierce

A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
~Jean Rostland

At the end of the day, all you can hope for is to go on. The older I get, the more I realize that just keeping on keeping on is what life’s all about.
~Janis Ian

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

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
~H.L. Mencken

Old minds are like old horses, you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
~John Adams

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty in every age of life really never grows old.
~Franz Kafka

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.
~Frank Lloyd Wright

Other Great Quotes About Ageing

Everyone talks about age, but it’s not about age- It’s about work ethic. Winning never gets old.
~Lisa Leslie

I’m now at an age where I have to prove that I’m as good as i ever was.
~Rex Harrison

Never trust anyone under eighty.
~Carol Brightman

There is many a good tune played on an old fiddle.
~Unknown Author

The first 40 years of life give us the text; the next 30 supply the commentary on it.
~Arthur Schopenhauer

The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.
~Logan Pearsall Smith

You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.
~Pearl S. Buck

I speak truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more, as I grow older.
~Catherine Drinker Bowen

When you’re old, you are more certain of who you are, and that may be a good thing or a bad thing.
~Sally Field

As you get older the pickings get slimmer, but the people don’t.
~Carrie Fisher

I am not afraid of aging, but more afraid of peoples reaction to my aging.
~Barbara Hershey

When you’re 50 you start thinking about things you haven’t thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity—but actually it’s about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial.
~Joyce Carol Oates

I look forward to being older, when what you look like becomes less and less an issue and what you are is the point.
~Susan Sarandon

I am just turning 40 and taking my time about it.
~Harold Lloyd (quoted when he was in his seventies)

Here is a new day. O pendulum move slowly!
~Harold Munro

As an old person I start each day with coffee and obituaries.
~Bill Cosby

In a dream you are never eighty.
~Anne Sexton quotes about being 80

Dying would wreck my image.
~Jack LaLanne

Middle age is such a nice change from being young.
~Dorothy Canfield Fisher middle age quotes

I haven’t asked you to make me young again. All I want is to go on getting older.
~Konrad Adenaurer

It is not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance.
~William Shakespeare

I’ll never make the mistake of being seventy again.
~Casey Stengel

Growing old is like being increasingly punished for a crime you didn’t commit.
~Anthony Powell

Memory is the first casualty of middle age, if I remember correctly.
~Candice Bergen

Memory is like a crazy old woman who hoards colored rags and throws away food.
~Dr. Austin O’Malley

There are no old people anymore. They are either “wonderful for their age” or dead.
~Mary Pettibone Poole

At my age, flowers scare me.
~George Burns

Old people are fond of giving advice; it consoles them for no longer being capable of setting bad examples.
~Francois La Rochefoucauld

The older one grows, The more one likes indecency.
~Virginia Woolf

Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden deaths do.
~Richard Hughes

Old age is the out patients dept of purgatory.
~Lord Cecil

Old age takes away what we have inherited and gives us what we have earned.
~Gerald Brenan

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