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Age Quotes – The Best Sayings About Getting Older, Aging And Old People

Age Quotes – 37 Sayings About Getting Older And Elderly People

Are you looking for inspirational age quotes and the best sayings about getting older? Then you've come to the right place! We all want live as long as possible - But of course that doesn't protect us from getting old. This is because the ageing process begins at birth - for most people, it really becomes noticeable and visible from around the age of 30.

But the age is far more than just a digit - it is a testament to the journey we have made through life. Every wrinkle and gray streak tells a story about the chapters of our lives. While ageing is an inevitable process, it is also a process of wisdom and experience that gives older people a unique perspective on life.

With this article, I would like to give you a collection of short, inspiring words of wisdom and quotes about old age and, above all, growing old - from the challenges and difficulties to the joys and beauties that greying brings with it. Let's go!

My please: Keep in mind that many of the quotes about age have been translated into English from other languages. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them before you share them. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

The 37 best quotes about ageing and older people

Hair is greying, wrinkles and age spots on the skin are increasing, the third tooth may already be there and sometimes concentration wanes a little. These are Completely normal signs of ageingthat most of us experience or will experience as retirees and seniors. Unfortunately, the biological clock is ticking continuously.

Despite a balanced diet, plenty of exercise and little stress, there is little that can be done about ageing in the long term. But the time we have in life can be put to good use.

So let the following sayings inspire you to see old age not just as a phase of physical change, but rather as a time of spiritual maturation and personal growth.

Age quotes 1 - 10

  1. "The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm." (Aldous Huxley)
  2. "Wrinkles only appear where smiles have been made." (Jimmy Buffet)
  3. "Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art." (Stanislaw Jerzy Lec)
  4. "Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better!" (Ingrid Bergman)
  5. "Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician." (Mark Twain)
  6. "Youth has no age." (Pablo Picasso)
  7. "One day you will look back and see that all along you were blooming." (Morgan Harper Nichols)
  8. "You want to live without aging; and you actually age without living." (Alexander Mitscherlich)
  9. "To love a man is to consent to grow old with him." (Albert Camus)
  10. "The years teach much the days never know." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Age Quotes 11 - 20

  1. "Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old." (Franz Kafka)
  2. "Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears." (John Lennon)
  3. "Some age, others mature." (Sean Connery)
  4. "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever." (Walt Disney)
  5. "Beauty and femininity are ageless and can't be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won't like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it's based on femininity." (Marilyn Monroe)
  6. "In youth we learn; in age we understand." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  7. "The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything." (Oscar Wilde)
  8. "Age is a matter of mind, not matter. If it doesn't matter to you, it doesn't matter." (Mark Twain)
  9. "The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  10. "Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and look back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time." (Dalai Lama)

Tip: No one is exempt from having to deal with death - especially people of older generations. Our lifespan is limited and we should therefore use the time we have wisely. You can find some inspiration for this in the article above, what dying people often regret.

Age quotes 21 - 30

  1. "Growing older is mandatory, growing up is optional." (Walt Disney)
  2. "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young." (Henry Ford)
  3. "Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age." (Victor Hugo)
  4. "Time isn't passing any faster than it used to, but we're passing it faster." (George Orwell)
  5. "No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful." (Ernest Hemingway)
  6. "It takes us many years to understand how precious moments can be." (Ernst Ferstl)
  7. "Moons and years pass by and are gone forever, but a beautiful moment shimmers through life a ray of light." (Franz Grillparzer)
  8. "I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don’t have to." (Albert Einstein)
  9. "Most people use their youth to ruin their age." (Jean de La Bruyère)
  10. "Old age takes from the man of intellect no qualities save those that are useless to wisdom." (Joseph Joubert)

Tip: Speaking of "longevity", our grandparents at least set an example of environmentally friendly behavior in their household and consumer behavior, whether consciously or unconsciously. Which sustainable life hacks we learned from our grandparents I explain in the linked blog post.

Age Quotes 31 - 37

  1. "The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes." (Frank Lloyd Wright)
  2. "Getting older is not a problem. You just have to live long enough." (Groucho Marx)
  3. "Age either transfigures or petrifies." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  4. "What makes old age so sad is, not that our joys, but that our hopes then cease." (Jean Paul)
  5. "The things which the child loves remain in the domain of the heart until old age." (Khalil Gibran)
  6. "If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older." (Tom Stoppard)
  7. "Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it." (Leonardo da Vinci)

Can you think of any other sayings about growing old and the later stages of life that are missing from this list? Then always come up with your ideas in the comments!

What is meant by age and aging?

Age and ageing are two different things, but of course they are closely related.

Age is understood as the Number of own years of life as well as the last stage of life before natural death. Ageing describes the slow, natural process of physical and mental aging in the course of life, which every living being goes through.

What makes you age the fastest?

You age particularly quickly if you lead an unhealthy lifestyle. Above all Poor diet, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, lack of exercise and a high stress level can accelerate the ageing process.

What is the beauty of old age?

The beauty of old age is the Wisdom and life experiencethat you collect over the years. It gives you a reflected perspective on life, makes you self-confident and often helps you find inner peace and satisfaction. Even if you have learned a lot over the years and know a lot, it is of course also nice to have still learn something even at retirement age can.

And in general, it is above all the shared Moments with your own children and grandchildren retirement immensely.

Use the best quotes about old age as a source of personal inspiration!

Now you've come across many sayings about getting older, all of which reveal the wisdom hidden in every year lived, reminding us that aging is about more than just physical changes. It's about, appreciate life in all its facets and enjoy every stage of life's journey - including the end of life.

Finally, here are a few further articles for you that can help you stay healthy for a long time and live to a ripe old age:

I hope that I could inspire you with this collection of quotes, Appreciate and celebrate life even in old age. Do you have any questions, suggestions or other sayings about ageing or old people? Do you enjoy getting older or are you a bit scared of it? Either way, I look forward to your comment!

Stay inspired,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: So that you can remain as independent as possible in the last stage of your life - whenever the time comes - I have written a detailed blog article on the Promoting quality of life in old age compiled. If you like, feel free to take a look.

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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