11 Uplifting Quotes About Growing Old

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Growing old is often associated with being scary, sad and even boring. We put together a list of our favourite quotes that illustrate the beautiful side of growing old. 

From thought-provoking to humorous, we hope this list of quotes provides a good perspective on life and staying young at heart. 

It`s not how old you are, it`s how you are old.” 
- Jules Renard

We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” 
- George Bernard Shaw

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.
- Sophia Loren

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

I do not think much of ages. People are people. What does it matter how old or young they are? It is a category, and I do not like categories. It is a sort of pigeonhole or a label.
- Louis L’Amour, The Lonesome Gods


Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.
- Walt Disney

If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.”
- James A. Garfield

Know that you are the perfect age. Each year is special and precious, for you shall only live it once. Be comfortable with growing older.
- Louise Hay

Ageing seems to be the only available way to live a long life.”
- Daniel Francois Esprit Auber

Every man desires to live long, but no man desires to be old” 
- Jonathan Swift 

Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest
- Larry Lorenzoni

Maybe growing old isn’t so bad after all.

Julia Leong