Aging Quotes To Live By: M to Z

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This page contains aging quotes from sources and authors surnames M through to Z. The other page is: A to L. There is also a page of Aging Sayings with wise words about getting older from unknown sources.

Quotes are listed alphabetically on surname/source

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 Aging Quotes:  M   

Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Douglas MacArthur
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, as old as your despair.

W. Somerset Maugham

W. Somerset Maugham  1874 – 1965
When you have loved as she has loved, you grow old beautifully.


Michelangelo  1475 – 1564
I am still learning. (at age 87)

Christopher Morley

Christopher Morley  1890 – 1957
Cherish all your happy moments, they make a fine cushion for old age.

Robert Muller

Robert Muller  1923 – 2010
As the number of old people will grow, the world will gain in wisdom.

Genius can flower in a young person and in an old person. It can be a precocious capacity or the result of a long life experience.

I take always solace from the fact that St Augustine started to write the City Of God at the age of 59.

My physical body may be less efficient and less beautiful in old age. But God has given me an enormous compensation: my mind is richer my Soul is broader and my wisdom is at a peak. I am so happy with the riches of my advance peak age that, contrary to Faust, I would not wish to return to youth.

Old age is not a diminution.. It is a peak experience.

Old age is the time of meditation, of conclusion and wisdom, of story-telling and sharing advice with the little ones and youth as one climbs the last hill of life.

Older people are closer to God. Therefore, they are better transmitters of wisdom and spirituality.

The richest product of advance, old age is wisdom and story telling.

The sand of my life is running out.. Is it white, black or golden sand?

To those who see this world as part of God’s Creation, death will come naturally and gently.

When I was a child, I spoke like a child. When I was an adult, I no longer spoke like a child. When I became old and wise, I spoke again like a child. I wish I had spoken all my life like a child.

Wise elderly persons should become gurus. The teaching of wisdom should be the main function of the third age. We should create third age universities or at least faculties.

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Anais Nin

Anais Nin  1903 – 1977
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

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Sara Paddison
Many people can’t stand the thought of aging, but it’s the crystallized thought patterns and inflexible mind-sets that age people before their time.  You can break through and challenge your crystallized patterns and mind-sets.  That is what evolution and the expansion of love are really about.

Gwyneth Paltrow  1972
The older I get, the more open-minded I get, the less judgmental I get.

Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale  1898 – 1993  
Live your life and forget your age.

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Gene Perret
An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again.

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Ralph Perry  1876 – 1957
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.

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso  1881 – 1973
Age only matters when one is aging. Now that I have arrived at a great age, I might as well be twenty.

One starts to get young at the age of sixty.


Plato  429BC – 347BC
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.

The spiritual eyesight improves… as the physical eyesight declines.

Linda Poindexter

Linda Poindexter 
By the time beauty has gone, hopefully, wisdom comes to tell you that it doesn’t matter.

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Christopher Porteous
His eyes will guide my footsteps, when faltering age is near. His light will lift my darkness, and help my ears to hear.

Amrita Pritam  1919 – 2005
Age is like the sugar in a teacup, and the last sip is always the sweetest.

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Judith Regan

Judith Regan
The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible.

Jean Paul Richter

Jean Paul Richter  1763 – 1825   
Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end.

The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

Jean Paul Richter quote: The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. Spiritual Quotes To Live Byaging quote
Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts  1967
The older you get, the more fragile you understand life to be. I think that’s good motivation for getting out of bed joyfully each day.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt  1884 – 1962
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.

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Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Antoine de Saint-Exupery  1900 – 1944
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 experience and memories.

Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon  1946
I look forward to being older… when what you look like becomes less and less an issue, and what you ARE is the point.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Charles Schopenhauer  1788 – 1860
The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.

Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss  1904 – 1991
You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.

aging quote – Tyler, Trina & Ben (2016)
James A. Simpson

James A. Simpson   
Avoid being a ‘groan’ up.

Cultivate your sense of humour.  On life’s journey from nappy rash to denture adhesive, humour is a great pain reliever

Don’t regret growing older… remember that a lot of sugar is to be found at the bottom of the cup.

Elderly people are like plants.  Whereas some go to seed, or to pot, others blossom in the most wonderful ways.  I believe beauty competitions should be held only for people over seventy years of age.  When we are young, we have the face and figure God gave us.  We did nothing to earn our good looks.  But as we get older, character becomes etched on our face.  Beautiful old people are works of art. Like a white candle in a holy place, so it the beauty of an aged face.

Beau Casper Smart

Beau Casper Smart  1987
Ages are mere reminders of the hours logged on this Earth, and the precious time remaining.

Hannah Whitall Smith

Hannah Whitall Smith  1832 – 1911
If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straightaway to become one. There is no fun for old people like it.

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg  1946
Even though I get older, what I do never gets old, and that’s what I think keeps me hungry.

Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein  1874 – 1946
We are always the same age inside.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson  1850 – 1894
To love playthings as well as a child, to lead an adventurous and honourable youth, and to settle, when the time arrives, into a green and smiling age, is to be a good artist in life and deserve well of yourself and your neighbour.

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart  1941
Over the years I learned so much from mom. She taught me about the importance of home and history and family and tradition. She also taught me that aging need not mean narrowing the scope of your activities and interests.

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Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau  1817 – 1862
None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.

Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle  1948
As we age we have the opportunity to discover our deeper essence beyond the body and express our inner beauty.

Mark Twain

Mark Twain  1835 – 1910 
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

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Samuel Ullman

Samuel Ullman  1840 – 1924
In the center of your heart there is a wireless station; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, courage and power from men and from the infinite, so long are you young.

Whether sixty or sixteen, there is in every human beings heart the lure of wonder, the unfailing childlike appetite of what’s next, and the joy of the game of living. 

Liv Ullmann  1938
Soon I will be and old, white haired lady, into whose lap someone places a baby, saying “Grandma!” – I, who myself so recently was photographed on my grandmother’s lap.

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Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg  1971
I embrace old age.

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Mary H. Waldrip  
Grandchildren are God’s way of compensating us for growing old.

My maternal grandmother Jennie with my daughter Julie (1979)
Edmund Waller

Edmund Waller  1606 – 1687
The Soul’s dark cottage battered and decayed, let’s in new light through chinks that time hath made.

Mae West

Mae West  1893 – 1980
You’re never too old to become younger.

Betty White

Betty White  1922
I may be a senior, but so what?…  I’m still hot.

I think it’s your mental attitude. So many of us start dreading age in high school and that’s a waste of a lovely life. ‘Oh.. I’m 30, oh, I’m 40, oh, 50.’ Make the most of it.

Old age is not a surprise, we knew it was coming… Make the most of it.

Retirement is not in my vocabulary. They aren’t going to get rid of me that way.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox  1850 – 1919

Back on its golden hinges
The gate of memory swings
And my heart goes into the garden
And walks with the olden things

Anthony Douglas Williams

Anthony Douglas Williams 
Don’t let your age control your life… Let your life control your age.

Doreen & William (my parents)
Rachel Wolchin

Rachel Wolchin
Maturing is…  realizing how many things don’t require your comment.

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf  1882 1941
I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright  1867 – 1959
The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.

Lois Wyse

Lois Wyse  1926 – 2007
Didn’t we, like our grandchildren, begin with a childhood we thought would never end? Now, all of a sudden, I’m older than my parents were when I thought they were old.

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