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Here Are The 200 Best Positive Age Quotes Ever

Last Updated: December 19, 2022 by Team

Ageing. Everyone does it, but not everyone can do it gracefully. There might not be a fountain of youth, but you can always choose to remain young at heart. The real age is the age your heart feels. You feel young, and you are young. Be happy and live with intensity every moment of your life.

We all need a little pick-me-up sometimes, so we’ve compiled a list of beautiful and inspiring quotes about ageing to make you smile. Smile and be inspired by these age quotes.

200 Positive Quotes About Ageing

Top 10 Age Quotes

”A man’s age is something impressive, it sums up his life: maturity reached slowly and against many obstacles, illnesses cured, griefs and despairs overcome, and unconscious risks taken; maturity formed through so many desires, hopes, regrets, forgotten things, loves. A man’s age represents a fine cargo of experiences and memories.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

”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

”Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.” – Victor Hugo

”People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live… [We] never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born.” – (Letter to Otto Juliusburger) Albert Einstein

”The surest sign of age is loneliness.” – Amos Bronson Alcott

”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

”You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” – George Burns

”Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

”My life, I realize suddenly, is July. Childhood is June, and old age is August, but here it is, July, and my life, this year, is July inside of July.” – Rick Bass

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

Age is no Barrier. It's a limitation You put on Your mind.

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”Age, like woman, requires fit surroundings.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

”Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.” – Douglas Macarthur

”Age whitens hairs, but not sin.” – Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

”Age swallows our childhood.” – Terri Guillemets

”Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character.” – Ralph B. Perry

”Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly serene, but my eighties are passionate. I grow more intense as I age.” – Florida Scott-Maxwell

”Age merely shows what children we remain.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

”Age isn’t how old you are but how old you feel.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

”Age is wisdom if one has lived ones life properly.” – Miriam Makeba

”Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.” – Muhammad Ali

”Age is such a natural progression you shouldn’t fight it.” – Ann-Margret

”Age is something that doesn’t matter… unless you are a cheese!” – Billie Burke

”Age is simply the number of years the world has been enjoying you!”

”Age is rarely despised but when it is, contemptible.” – Samuel Johnson

”Age is opportunity no less, Than youth itself, through in another dress.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

”Age is of no importance unless you are a cheese.” – Billie Burke

”Age is not all decay. It is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk.” – George Macdonald

”Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.” – Groucho Marx

”Age is no guarantee of maturity.” – Lawana Blackwell

”Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.” – Jackie Joyner-Kersee

”Age is like the newest version of a software it has a bunch of great new features but you lost all the cool features the original version had.” – Carrie Latet

”Age is just the amount of time that you have been on earth, what really matters is where you are going after your time is up.” – Nishan Panwar

”Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.” – Joan Collins

”Age is information failure. The body loses fluency.” – Jeanette Winterson

”Age is how we determine how valuable you are.” – Jane Elliot

”Age is getting to know all the ways the world turns, so that if you cannot turn the world the way you want, you can at least, get out of the way so you won’t get run over.” – Miriam Makeba

”Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.” – J. K. Rowling

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

”Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.” – Paulo Coelho

”Age is a slowing down of everything except fear.” – Mignon McLaughlin

”Age is a matter of feeling…not of years.” – George William Curtis

”Age is a high price to pay for maturity.” – Tom Stoppard

”Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.” – Michel de Montaigne

”Age has been the perfect fire extinguisher for flaming youth.” – Navjot Singh Sidhu

”Age either transfigures or petrifies.” – Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

”Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age.” – Jeanne Moreau

”Age does not matter if the matter does not age.” – Carlos P. Romulo

”Age does not make us childish, as some say it only finds us true children still.” – Johann Von Goethe

”Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.” – Jim Fiebig

”Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow up.” – Tryon Edwards

”Age considers. Youth ventures.” – Rabindranath Tagore

”Age carries all things away even the mind.” – Publius Vergilius Maro Virgil

”Age before beauty, and pearls before swine.” – Dorothy Parker

”Age attacks when we least expect it.” – Terri Guillemets

”Age appears to be best in four things, – old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read.” – Alfonso of Aragon

”Age and treachery will overcome youth and skill.” – Fausto Coppi

”Age affects how people experience time.” – Edward T. Hall

”Ageing is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” – Betty Friedan

”Ageing is just another word for living.” – Cindy Joseph

Age is not how old you are, but how much fun you've had.

Old Age Quotes

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”Old age is no place for sissies.” – Bette Davis

”Don’t let aging get you down. It’s too hard to get back up.” – John Wagner

”Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.” – Maurice Chevalier

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

”Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to a man.” – Leon Trotsky

”Old age is fifteen years older than I am.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

”The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles!” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

”There’s no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.” – Edith Wharton

”In youth the days are short and the years are long; in old age the years are short and the days long.” – Nikita Ivanovich Panin

”Old age: the crown of life, our play’s last act.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

”Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.” – Ausonius

”To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent – that is to triumph over old age.” – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

”The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning you’re not old.” – Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

”The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.” – Aldous Huxley

”Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance.” – David Mamet

I love my age. Old enough to know better. Young enough not to care. Experienced enough to do it right.

Funny Age Quotes

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”A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.” – Robert Frost

”Everything slows down with age, except the time it takes cake and ice cream to reach your hips.” – John Wagner

”Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better!” – Ingrid Bergman

”I believe the true function of age is memory. I’m recording as fast as I can.” – Rita Mae Brown

”I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don’t have to.” – Albert Einstein

”It’s important to have a twinkle in your wrinkle.”

”It’s not how old you are. It’s how you are old.” – Jules Renard

”No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.” – Florida Scott-Maxwell

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

”When we were small children, we all played dress-up and everybody had a good time. So why stop?” – Iris Apfel

”True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.” – Kurt Vonnegut

Growing up and getting older are not the same.

Age Gracefully Quotes

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”A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.” – Pindar

”A woman has the age she deserves.” – Coco Chanel

”Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” – Franz Kafka

”Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” – John Lennon

”Don’t waste so much time worrying about your skin or your weight. Develop what you do, what you put your hands on in the world.” – Meryl Streep

”Live your life and forget your age.” – Norman Vincent Peale

”One day you will look back and see that all along you were blooming.” – Morgan Harper Nichols

”The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

”When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.” – Victor Hugo

”Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” – Mark Twain

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. Betty Friedan

Age And Wisdom Quotes

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”In youth we learn; in age we understand.” – Ebner-Eschenbach

”A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” – John Barrymore

”Everyone is the age of their heart.” – Guatemalan Proverb

”It matters not how long we live but how.” – Philip James Bailey

”Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.” – Walt Disney

”Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.” – Robert Southey

”Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.” – Doris Day

”None are as old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.” – Henry David Thoreau

”Sometimes age succeeds, sometimes it fails. It depends on you.” – Ravensara Noite

”The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.” – Doug Larson

”The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

”The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.” – H.L. Mencken

”The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind.” – William Wordsworth

”There are compensations for growing older. One is the realization that to be sporting isn’t at all necessary. It is a great relief to reach this stage of wisdom.” – Cornelia Otis Skinner

”They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body.”

”Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.” – Tom Wilson

”Your age does not define you, you define your age.” – Vincent Archer

”Youth and age touch only the surface of our lives.” – C.S. Lewis

”A man’s age represents a fine cargo of experiences and memories.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

”We are always the same age inside.” – Gertrude Stein


Age Is Just A Number Quotes

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”Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional!” – Walt Disney

”And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

”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.” – Plato

”I don’t look my age, I don’t feel my age and I don’t act my age. To me age is just a number.” – Joan Collins

”I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel.” – Elizabeth Arden

”People say that age is just a state of mind. I say it’s more about the state of your body.” – Geoffrey Parfitt

”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

”We turn not older with years but newer every day.” – Emily Dickinson

”What our age lacks is not reflection, but passion.” – Soren Kierkegaard

”No matter what your age you can be great.” – Kishore Bansal

”I’m happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.” – James Broughton


Coming Of Age Quotes

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”The nicest thing about coming of age is that I can do whatever I like.” – Cilla Black

”Woman must come of age by herself. This is the essence of ‘coming of age’-to learn how to stand alone. She must learn not to depend on another, nor to feel she must prove her strength by competing with another. In the past, she has swung between these two opposite poles of dependence and competition, of Victorianism and Feminism. Both extremes throw her off balance; neither is the center, the true center of being a whole woman. She must find her true center alone. She must become whole.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

”People are looking to have more meaning in their lives. It is a sign the technology community is coming of age.” – John Doerr

”Women were also urged to work on a mysterious quality called ‘fascination.’ Coming of age in the 1920’s was a competitive business.” – Susan Cain

”I would definitely write to the kid that I was before, to embrace the moment. I think that often times when you’re coming of age or growing up you look forward and you work really hard instead of sitting back and relaxing and enjoying the moment.” – Sean Mackin

”Dullness is the coming of age of seriousness.” – Oscar Wilde

”Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.” – Tom Wilson

”I have always been drawn to coming-of-age stories and books and movies featuring compelling young characters.” – Emily Giffin

”In my coming-of-age time, there was no internet, no social networking, nothing. It was just show after show, hoping one day somebody would notice you.” – Madonna Ciccone

”There is a time for everything – a time for being born and a time for coming of age. There is a time for death, too.” – Barbara Bel Geddes

”But, on another level it’s really sort of this really cool coming of age story, it reminds me of like The Breakfast Club or something like that, if I can be so bold to associate with The Breakfast Club.” – Will Estes

”Planning your own coming-of-age experience may wither you prematurely, but just think of it this way: If you can get through this, childbirth should be a breeze.” – Mimi Pond

”Music and time have such an interesting relationship. Music makes time fall away like almost nothing else. You hear a song from another moment of your life and it really is like you’re still there. That’s why the music of our youth ends up being particularly powerful. The coming of age music that you grab a hold of as the symbol or the expression of your independence and hopes for the future and anger and rebellion or whatever it is you’re feeling is so powerful for the rest of your life when you hear it.” – Jennifer Egan

”One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” – Simone de Beauvoir

”Some age. Others mature.” – Sean Connery

”I think a child should be allowed to take his father’s or mother’s name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction.” – James Joyce

”The coming-of-age story has sort of become a joke. It’s something to capitalize on, and that is painful because when you are coming of age – when you are going through something like that – the genre is so meaningful.” – Mae Whitman

”Divorce is my generation’s coming of age ceremony – a ritual scarring that makes anything that happens afterward seem bearable.” – Erica Jong

”We become male automatically because of the Y chromosome and the little magic peanut, but if we are to become men we need the helpof other men–we need our fathers to model for us and then to anoint us, we need our buddies to share the coming-of-age rituals with us and to let us join the team of men, and we need myths of heroes to inspire us and to show us the way.” – Frank Pittman

”Prom has all the elements of a popular story. It reeks of all-Americanness, tension, drama. It has romance. Pretty dresses. Dancing. Limos. High school. Coming of age.” – Adora Svitak

”These are the pieces of my youth, the small secrets and the not-so-great expectations that defined my coming of age.” – Tablo

”There aren’t a lot of films about adolescents or quote-unquote coming-of-age films that are realistic nowadays.” – Shailene Woodley

Age is simply the number of years the world has been enjoying you.

Act Your Age Quotes

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”Marple closed her eyes and fell asleep. It felt good. She felt like a kid again. She’d waited a long time to feel like that. It felt like the universe was folding in on itself. It felt like origami birds being born. – from THE IMMORTALS ACT THEIR AGE” – Eric Beeny

”I would love to act. I probably won’t make it to Hollywood at 42 years of age, but I’d love to act.” – Richard Hammond

”I don’t think that I look, act and feel younger than I am, I know I do. I’m not irresponsible, just hyper and active like a younger person is. I have a lot of younger friends. I don’t have any problems in particular with people my own age, save that I sometimes think they are boring.” – Rudy Simone

”I heard a lil homie talking reckless in Vibe. Quite a platform you chose, you shoulda kept it inside. Oh you tried, it’s so childish calling my name on the world stage. You need to act your age and not your girl’s age.” – Drake

”If you would serve your brother it is fit for you to serve him, do not take back your words when you find that prudent people do not commend you. Be true to your own act, and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant and broken the monotony of a decorous age.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

”People always think something’s all true. I don’t give a damn, except that I get bored when people tell me to act my age. Sometimes I act a lot older than I am, I really do. But people never notice. People never notice anything.” – J.D. Salinger

”Individuality is but another act of segregation. We need instead learn the process of Individuation. One is to know thyself merely to be a single brick within the wall of mass creation and group consciousness.” – Tyler J. Hebert

”Not many people do at the age of 21 or younger even, know how to act nor could be concerned with anything other than fighting, women and money.” – Alexis Arguello

”Act your age don’t pretend to be older than you are give yourself time to grow” – Nas

”The older you get, the more important it is to not act your age.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

”Act your age. Students do not look upon you as a buddy, pal, or peer. They expect you to be a mature adult … Many young teachers have a tendency to seek popularity, resorting to tactics that can create endless problems.” – Jim Brown

”Where are the Robert Redfords and Paul Newmans of my age group? I love James Franco, but where’s the next James Franco? Where are the hunks who can act?” – Jennifer Lawrence

”In life’s rich beauty pageant we put children on a stage, said flash your soft white belly child, but just don’t act your age.” – Rodney Crowell

”In youth, it is common to measure right and wrong by the opinion of the world, and in age, to act without any measure but interest, and to lose shame without substituting virtue.” – Samuel Johnson

”It doesn’t matter what your age is, God will use you if you will begin to act and think like a servant.” – Rick Warren

”I’m age-appropriate. I dress age-appropriately, I choose mates age-appropriately. I’m a big believer in people should act their age.” – Jamie Lee Curtis

”The fact was I didn’t want to look my age, but I didn’t want to act the age I wanted to look either. I also wanted to grow old enough to understand that sentence.” – Erma Bombeck

”In the end he said, I am Mercier, alone, ill, in the cold, the wet, old, half mad, no way on, no way back. He eyed briefly, with nostalgia, the ghastly sky, the hideous earth. At your age, he said. Another act. Immaterial” – Samuel Beckett

”You are more thoughtful because you don’t act as quickly anymore. When I turned 70 it was the first time I felt young for my age. Fifty dropped on me like a ton of bricks – there is something about that number – but when 70 came along I felt good about it.” – Jack Nicholson

”Don’t act your age in retirement. Act like the inner young person you have always been.” – John Anthony West

”I also say “Boy” a lot. Partly because I have a lousy vocabulary and partly because I act quite young for my age sometimes. I was sixteen then, and I’m seventeen now, and some times I act like I’m about thirteen. It’s really ironical, because I’m six foot two and a half and I have gray hair.” – J.D. Salinger

”I knew I wanted to act from a very young age – from about nine, really – but I didn’t know how to go about it. I had no idea. The world was a much bigger place then.” – John Hurt

”I don’t look my age, I don’t feel my age and I don’t act my age. To me age is just a number.” – Joan Collins

”The way it works in our family is, it’s the family business. Much like in the Mafia. Every child is given the opportunity to act at a young age and to learn what it’s like to be in the business.” – Jordan Bridges

”Act your age, not your shoe size.” – Prince

”Those most likely to be raped or sexually assaulted are young women between the ages of 16 and 24, women with their whole lives ahead of them. This one act of violence will alter their lives forever.” – Rosa DeLauro

”The 1935 Social Security Act established 65 as the age of eligibility for payouts. But welfare state politics quickly becomes a bidding war, enriching the menu of benefits, so in 1956 Congress entitled women to collect benefits at 62, extending the entitlement to men in 1961.” – George Will


Age Quotes Birthday

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”All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.” – George Harrison

”Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift.” – Aretha Franklin

”My life is better with every year of living it.” – Rachel Maddow

”Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” – Dr. Seuss

”Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.” – Stephen Chbosky, ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’

”Please don’t retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them.” – Anna Magnani

”God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” – Voltaire

”There is still no cure for the common birthday.” – John Glenn

”Live long and prosper.” – Mr. Spock

”You don’t get older, you get better.” – Shirley Bassey

”Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” – John Lennon

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

”It takes a long time to become young.” – Pablo Picasso

”The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” – Hubert H. Humphrey

”Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened.” – Cora Harvey Armstrong

”If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing that I’d like to do is to save every day.” – Jim Croce

”A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.” – Robert Frost

”The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey

”Celebrate your journey of life.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

”You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.” – Bob Hope

”Don’t just count your years, make your years count.” – George Meredith

”With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” – William Shakespeare

”The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.” – Brian Tracy

”People give one another things that can’t be gift wrapped.” – Nadine Gordimer

”Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.” – Lauren Hutton

”Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.” – Audrey Hepburn

”A birth-date is a reminder to celebrate the life as well as to update the life.” – Amit Kalantri

”Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.” – Satchel Paige

”Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.” – Sammy Hagar

”Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.” – Plautus

”As you get older, three things happen: The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two.” – Norman Wisdom

”A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday.” – Erma Bombeck

”The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Final Thoughts

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Remember, time does not stand still. Everything is fleeting, including life itself. It would be best if we could seize our every moment, make something good out of it, and learn from the pains and joys that come out of it.

What’s your biggest takeaway from these age quotes and sayings? Do you have any other inspirational quotes to add? Let us know in the comment section below.

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