Getting Older Quotes To Keep You Forever Young

Talking about getting older quotes, the other day I was reading this book by Patty Crowe called “Quotes On The Beauty of Aging From Diogenes to Dylan“.

It filled with great quotes about aging gracefully. The blurb on the back cover of this book  of old age quotes reads:

Man has long sought answers to the questions of his own mortality. Time and again, this led inevitably to the broader questions of life itself, and therein lies the common denominator of man’s wisdom on aging. …many in between each have their own statements on the matter but  they all seemed to agree on thing: Aging doesn’t  mean getting old for it is only when one stops living.

Getting Older Quotes To Keep You Forever YoungPhilosophers from Diogenes to Dylan all agreed that we all will age.

We begin aging the moment we are born. But the thing is we only start to get old when we no longer find beauty in living and reasons to live.  How true indeed.

Well, you should get this lovely 52-page book of  growing old quotes. It is full of inspirational wisdom and profound truth.  And they accompanied with beautiful illustrations.

Getting Older Quotes To Keep You Forever Young In Heart

Here are my selection of getting older quotes from various sources, including some old age quotes from the book “Quotes On The Beauty of Aging From Diogenes to Dylan“.


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

(Poem “Rabbi Ben Ezra” By Robert Browning)

“When one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot fee old, no matter what his years maybe.” – A.B. Alcott

(The Seminole Sentinel (Seminole, Tex.), Vol. 50, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 14, 1957; In Sunday School By Wayne Randolph, Pastor, South Seminole Baptist Church)

“If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. the spirit should never grow old.” – James Abram Garfield

(The Nation’s Hero: The Life Of James Abram Garfield By Bundy Jonas Bill, 1881, Letter To Col. A. F. Rockwell, 13 August 1866; p.44)

“In youth the days are short and the years are long; in old age the years are short and the days long.”  – Unknown

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

(Schenectady Gazette, July 11, 1968, Researchers Say Heredity Affects Aging; p.38)

“Never lose sight of the fact that old age needs so little but needs that little so much.”  – Margaret Willour

(Gadsden Times, September 7, 1985; Faith Teaches Us How To Love And Respect Our Elders)

“You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.”  – Samuel Ullman

(Poem titled “Youth” By Samuel Ullman)

“Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.”  – Samuel Ullman

(Poem titled “Youth” By Samuel Ullman)

“The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.”  – Oscar Wilde

(Epigrams ; Phrases And Philosophies For The Use Of The Young By Oscar Wilde, 1907; p.144)

“As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.” – Robert Newton Linscott

(The Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson By Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1971; p.180)

“Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.” – Unknown

“A man is as old as he’s feeling.  A woman as old as she looks.”  – Unknown

“Old age puts more wrinkles in our minds than on our faces.” – Michel de Montaigne

(Complete Essays By Michel de Montaigne ,Translated By Donald Murdoch Frame, 1958, Of repentance 158588; p.620)

“Like our shadows, our wishes lengthen as our sun declines.”  – Edward Young

(Night-Thoughts By Edward Young, 1798, The Complaint, Night V, The Relapse, Line 661; p.108)

“Life is half spent before we know what it is.” – George Herbert

(The remains of … George Herbert By George Herbert, 1841, Jacula Prudentum; p.177)

“We grow old indeed, but who grows wise?” – Johann Wolfgang Goethe

(Goethe’s Faust, Part II Translated By Leopold J. Bernays, 1839; p.78)

“Growing old isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.” – Unknown

(Long Beach Press Telegram, California, August 2, 1952, P. 10)

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“You don’t stop laughing when you grow old; you grow old when you stop laughing.”  – Unknown

“Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. ” – Unknown

“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

(A Living Architecture : Frank Lloyd Wright and Taliesin Architects by John Rattenbury; p.67)

“Age considers: age ventures.” (Das Alter wägt, die Jugend wagt) – Ernst Raupach

(Dramatische Werke.- Hamburg, Hoffmann & Campe 1829-43
By Ernst Raupach, 1840; p.5)

“Age doesn’t make us childish, as they say,  it finds that we are still children.” –  Johan Wolfgang von Goethe

(Faust I Translated By A. S. Kline, 1832 , Part I : Prelude On Stage; p.6)


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