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Aging Quotes that Embrace Growing Old

Here's a wonderful collection of aging quotes to make you smile, comfort and soothe you as you age gracefully through the years.

Growing old is a mandatory process. For women, for a period of time, we might even resist aging as we try our hardest to fight off wrinkles and hang on to the physical beauty of our faces.

Yet, getting old is a natural process where things are slowing down, and you'll begin to see that the sparkle in your heart and the twinkle in your eyes make you beautiful in a way that's not achievable in youth.

Go through this list of growing old quotes. Many of them are light-hearted, some are funny and a few are inspiring.

May you retain the beauty of your soul with these aging quotes!

About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.
-- Gloria Pitzer

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
-- Jim Fiebig

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

'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.
-- Martha Graham

The best way to keep kids at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere...and let the air out of their tires.
-- Dorothy Parker

The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left.
-- Jerry M. Wright

The follies which a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.
-- Helen Rowland

The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.
-- Madeleine L'Engle

The more you complain, the longer God lets you live.
-- Author Unknown

The time to begin most things is ten years ago.
-- Mignon McLaughlin

The older you get, the more you tell it like it used to be.
-- Author Unknown

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

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 Unknown

Time wounds all heels.
-- Dorothy Parker

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

You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.
-- Michael Pritchard

You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.
-- Woody Allen

You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.
-- Anouk Aimee

You can't hide your true colours as you approach the autumn of your life.
-- Author Unknown

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

Age to me means nothing. I can't get old; I'm working. I was old when I was twenty-one and out of work. As long as you're working, you stay young. When I'm in front of an audience, all that love and vitality sweeps over me and I forget my age.
-- George Burns

As the arteries grow hard, the heart grows soft.
-- H. L. Mencken

As we grow old…the beauty steals inward.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

At twenty we worry about what others think of us; at forty we don't care about what others think of us; at sixty we discover they haven't been thinking about us at all.
-- Author Unknown

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

Do not resent growing old. Many are denied the privilege.
-- Author Unknown

Grandchildren don’t make a man feel old; it’s the knowledge that he’s married to a grandmother.
-- Agatha Christie

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

I intend to live forever, or die trying.
-- Groucho Marx

I was always taught to respect my elders and I've now reached the age when I don't have anybody to respect.
-- George Burns

I’m not denying my age, I’m embellishing my youth.
-- Tamara Reynolds

In a dream you are never eighty.
-- Anne Sexton

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.
-- Jennifer Yane

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.
-- Soren Kierkegaard

Middle age is when you choose cereal for the fiber, not the toy.
-- Author Unknown

Old age is no place for sissies.
-- Bette Davis

Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.
-- Maurice Chevalier

Once you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.
-- Charles M. Schulz

Retirement is the period when you exchange the bills in your wallet for snapshots of your grandchildren.
-- Author Unknown

The best part about being my age is in knowing how my life worked out. Sure, there's a lot more living to go, but there isn't much doubt that I'll always be the 'Dilbert guy.' Unless I go on a crime spree, in which case I'll be 'that stabbin' Dilbert guy.'
-- Scott Adams

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