Getting Old in Style: Some Great Quotes on Embracing the Joy of Aging

We all know that happiness is not a result of what we have, but rather our attitude about what we have. While some people reflect on the losses aging inevitably brings, others cling to the many gains growing older adds to one’s life. It’s not hard to see which viewpoint leads to gratitude, which leads directly to joy.

Here are some brilliant sayings that help us keep our perspective on what’s important in life:

1. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. –CS Lewis

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

3. Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty. –Coco Chanel

4. At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At 40, we don’t care what they think of us. At 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all. –Ann Landers

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

6. None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. –Henry David Thoureau

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

8. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope and as old as your despair. –Douglas Macarthur

9. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. –Henry Ford

10. The answer to old age is to keep one’s mind busy and to go on with one’s life as if it were interminable. –Leon Edel

11. Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again. –Eleanor Roosevelt

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