I’m too old to worry about who likes me and who dislikes me.

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old getting older quotes, getting older sayings, and getting older proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.



1. As you get older threee things happen. The first is your memory goes, and the I can’t remember the other two.

Sir Norman Wisdom

2. There is absolutely nothing to be said in favor of growing old. There ought to be legislation against it.

Patrick Moore

3. As we grow older, our bodies get shorter and our anecdotes longer.

Robert Quillen

4. A man is getting old when he walks around a puddle instead of through it.

R. C. Ferguson

5. I don’t believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates..

T. S. Eliot

6. The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been..

Madeleine L’Engle

7. You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old..

George Burns

8. Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.


9. We turn not older with years, but newer every day.

Emily Dickinson

10. As we grow older, our capacity for enjoyment shrinks, but not our appetite for it.

Mignon McLaughlin

11. The older you get the stronger the wind gets – and it’s always in your face.

Jack Nicklaus

12. As a man grows older it is harder and harder to frighten him.

Jean Paul Richter

13. My mother always used to say, ‘The older you get, the better you get, unless you’re a banana’.

Betty White

14. The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

H.L. Mencken

15. Some folks as they grow older grow wise but most folks simply grow stubborner.

Josh Billings

16. 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

17. As we grow older, we must discipline ourselves to continue expanding, broadening, learning, keeping out minds active and open.

Clint Eastwood

18. As we grow older we grow both more foolish and wiser at the same time.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

19. I have found it to be true that the older I’ve become the better my life has become.

Rush Limbaugh

20. One of the good things about getting older is you find you’re more interesting than most of the people you meet.

Lee Marvin

21. Growing older is not upsetting; being perceived as old is.

Kenny Rogers