Funny and Inspirational Quotes About Aging and Retirement

Funny and Inspirational Quotes About Aging and Retirement

These witty, provocative and often ironic quotes on aging largely indicate that aging is more of an attitude than a number.

And there may be scientific evidence to support that!  Victoria Moran, author of “Younger by the Day: 365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body and Revitalize Your Spirit,” quotes a twenty-three-year-long study in Ohio that determined that people who saw growing older as something positive lived a whopping seven and a half years longer than those who didn’t.


Here Are a Few Words of Wisdom About Aging and Retirement

  • “Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.”  — Kitty O’Neill Collins
  • “Something pretty… that’s just the surface. People worry so much about aging, but you look younger if you don’t worry about it.”  — Jeanne Moreau
  • “The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” ― Robert Frost
  • “It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.” ― Andy Rooney
  • “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 when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.” ― George Bernard Shaw
  • “The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you’ll grow out of it.” ― Doris Day
  • “but one loses, as one grows older, something of the lightness of one’s dreams; one begins to take life up in both hands, and to care more for the fruit than the flower, and that is no great loss perhaps.” ― W.B. Yeats
  • “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you was?” — Satchel Paige
  • “Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” — Edward Stanley
  • “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


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