Do you want to stay young forever?
Old age doesn’t sound fun, but you can choose how fast and well you age.
Age is not just a number. Aging is a collection of experiences and life lessons that give you wisdom.
Learn from these wise and thought-provoking age quotes and get better with age.
Table of Contents
- Age Quotes
- Quotes About Ageless Love
- Quotes About Aging Gracefully
- How to Slow Down Aging
- Age Is Just A Number
“I had to wait 110 years to become famous. I wanted to enjoy it as long as possible.” ∼ Jeanne Louise Calment (1875-1997)
“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
“Too many people, when they get old, think that they have to live by the calendar.” ∼ John Glenn
“Live your life, forget your age.” ~anonymous
“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you was*?” ∼ Satchel Paige
“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.” ∼ Coco Chanel
“I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don’t have to.” ∼ Albert Einstein
“Do not try to live forever, you will not succeed.” ∼ George Bernard Shaw
“By the time you’re eighty years old you’ve learned everything. You only have to remember it.” ∼ George Burns
“The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind.” ∼ William Wordsworth
“He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden.”
“At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don’t care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all.” ∼ Ann Landers
“Old age hath yet his honour and his toil.” ∼ Alfred Lord Tennyson
“Because I could not stop for death – He kindly stopped for me.” ∼ Emily Dickinson
“Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”∼ Edward Stanley
“Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.” ∼ George Sand
“Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.” ∼ Booth Tarkington
“Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” ∼ Satchel Paige
“Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you.”
∼Shannon L. Alder
“I have made a rule about such things, which I commend to you, young man: As soon as you feel too old to do a thing, DO IT.”
∼ Margaret Deland
“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 Winfrey
“If you are pining for youth I think it produces a stereotypical old man because you only live in memory, you live in a place that doesn’t exist. Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.”
∼ David Bowie
“When it comes to aging, we’re held to a different standard than men. Some guy said to me: ‘Don’t you think you’re too old to sing rock n’ roll?’ I said: ‘You’d better check with Mick Jagger’.”
“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
“My face carries all my memories. Why would I erase them?”
∼ Diane Von Furstenberg, from “The Woman I Wanted to Be,” 2014
“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.”
“The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time.”
“It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.”
“What can be done when you’re eleven can often never be done again.”
∼Stephen King, It
Quotes About Ageless Love
“Love has no age, no limit; and no death.” ∼ John Galsworthy
“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
“How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true;
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face.”
∼William Butler Yeats, The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats
“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.”
“Age has no reality except in the physical world. The essence of a human being is resistant to the passage of time. Our inner lives are eternal, which is to say that our spirits remain as youthful and vigorous as when we were in full bloom. Think of love as a state of grace, not the means to anything, but the alpha and omega. An end in itself.”
∼Gabriel Garcia Marquez,Love in the Time of Cholera
Quotes About Aging Gracefully
“Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.”
∼ Bo Bennett
“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
“Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.” ∼ Luis Bunuel
“Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” ∼ Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
“Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.” ∼ Ausonius
“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
“Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” ∼ Betty Friedan
“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
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” ∼ George Bernard Shaw
“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
“I finally know the difference between pleasing and loving, obeying and respecting. It has taken me so many years to be okay with being different, and with being this alive, this intense. (xxvi)”
∼Eve Ensler,I am an Emotional Creature
“At 50, everyone has the face he deserves.”
“I’m seventeen and I’m crazy. My uncle says the two always go together. When people ask your age, he said, always say seventeen and insane.”
~Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” ∼ Frank Lloyd Wright
“And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!”
“You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.”
∼George Bernard Shaw
“I want to grow old without facelifts… I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I’ve made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you’d never complete your life, would you? You’d never wholly know you.”
“Wisdom comes with winters”
How to Slow Down Aging
“Your best moments are ahead of you if you let them be.” ∼ ageless investing
Don’t leave your best moments behind you. All the best moments of your life you couldn’t have predicted. They appeared randomly and occurred naturally. Allow for better moments to come.
Let the past go and focus on every moment as being the most important moment. Live in the now but keep the end in mind. Let the unexpected happen, that is when you learn the most.
Everything has a purpose, even if you can’t see it now. But if you look back at all your sufferings and mistakes, you know what to avoid in the future. And you know that you can get through it. You can build on your life lessons and allow for better moments to come.
Gratitude Slows Down Aging
You won’t be given anything better until you’re grateful for the blessings you already have. That is your test. Even if you don’t want them, be thankful. Because if you believe that you have nothing, that will become your reality.
Every moment you encounter billions of sensory inputs from your environment. Your brain can’t process all this information. Instead, your brain focuses on what it considers important and filters out the rest. How many billions of blessings and opportunities are you letting pass by because you’re focused on your problems?
Give importance to your blessings, and they’ll grow. Learn from your failures, and you’ll only see how to avoid them. Your best moments are yet to come.
How To Grow Younger: What Are Two Ages You Can Control?
There are three ways to consider your age: chronological, biological, and psychological. Your chronological age is the number of years since you were born. Chronological age cannot be changed, but it’s the least important. Fortunately, you can reverse your biological and physiological age.
How is this possible?
What Is Your Biological Age?
Biological age is a gauge of how well your physiological systems are functioning. Biomarkers are the values for measuring these systems.
Your biomarkers include:
- blood pressure
- body fat levels
- hormone levels
- auditory and visual thresholds
- immune function
- temperature regulation
- bone density
- muscle strength
- skin thickness
- cholesterol levels
- blood sugar tolerance
- lung capacity
- mental capacity
- metabolic rate
- telomere length
How your biomarkers compare to the average of your chronological age group determines your biological age. Thereby, you can grow younger by improving your biomarkers.
What Is Your Physiological Age?
Your physiological age is how old you feel. If you Improve your biomarkers, you can feel younger. And when you feel younger, it’s easier to make healthy choices.
Wisdom age is the only age you want to grow. Your wisdom age includes the depth of your knowledge, character, experiences, and relationships.
Why should you care about character development? Because when you die, the only thing you take with you is your character. Everything else will belong to someone else.
Few are blessed with both youth and wisdom. Because starting at an early age, we are expected to grow up. And when we grow up, we are supposed to expect to grow old.
Most people expect to age biologically just because they are getting older. Consequently, they believe that sickness, disease, and aging are inevitable. But not everyone believes this way. There are centenarians running marathons and working in the fields.
Now Is The Best Time
Your past glories are growing and live on in your memories. Let them give you the confidence to grow and succeed. And every day, you can learn and improve to build a better tomorrow. Enjoy today, knowing that your best moments are yet to come.
What are your favorite quotes about age and aging?