Growing old quotes

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

‘Age’ is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.
Martha Graham

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

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

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

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

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

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

Old age is no place for sissies.
Bette Davis

Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it with use.
Ruth Gordon

Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.
Grace Hansen

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
Katharine Hepburn

Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
Betty Smith

Mistakes are part of the dues that one pays for a full life.
Sophia Loren

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
Alice Walker

There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.
Phyllis Bottome

Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.
Faith Baldwin

To love what you do and feel that it matters—how could anything be more fun?
Katherine Graham

Being old isn’t something to deny, hush up or apologise for. It’s something to celebrate.
Virginia Ironside

Growing old is a journey best undertaken with a sense of humour and curiosity.
Irma Kurtz

“Old” is not a dirty word. Old age is not an illness. It took a long time and a lot of hard work to get here and I see no reason to apologise for my arrival.
Irma Kurtz

You can’t turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again!
Bonnie Prudden

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