Aging Gracefully Quotes – Quotations for the Second Half of Life

by Laura Ramirez on July 18, 2011

Aging Gracefully Quotes


Aging inspires introspection, and growing gracefully is something that people should aspire to do. With the physical challenges that maturity brings, having a sense of humor, dignity, and a better perspective on things can help greatly. These seven inspiring grow old gracefully quotes come from the wisdom from scientists, actors, poets, authors, musicians, and even the Bible. We hope that they resonate with you as you travel the road to a more fulfilling life in years to come.

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.

-Albert Einstein

Quotes on Aging Gracefully

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

-Excerpt from the poem The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

aging gracefully quotes

Aging gracefully quotes inspire a fulfilling second half of life.

“It’s all so upsetting. That’s why I find myself talking about Susan Sarandon and Meryl [Streep], these beautiful women who are aging gracefully.

“And Judi Dench and Helen Mirren – look at those women! And, guess what everybody? They’re working! And why? Because their faces still move. I just can’t imagine ever paralysing any part of my face.”

-Actress Kate Winslette in an interview about Botox

Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life.

-Proverbs 16:31 (New International Version)

Quotes about Aging Gracefully

If you’re young at heart

You can go to extremes

With impossible schemes

You can laugh when your dreams

Fall apart at the seams

And life becomes exciting with each passing day,

And love is either in your heart… or on its way.

-Excerpt from the song Young at Heart by Jimmy Durante

“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.”

-Actress Sophia Loren

When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am 50, I read them openly. When I became a man, I put away childish things – including the fear of childishness and the desire to be grown-up.

-British novelist C S Lewis

Do you have some inspirational quotes on how to grow old gracefully to add to our collection? Please leave your thoughts, quotes and comments below.

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