The older you get


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.

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

Emily Dickinson

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

Mignon McLaughlin

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

Jack Nicklaus

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

Jean Paul Richter

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

Betty White

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

H.L. Mencken

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

Josh Billings

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

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

Clint Eastwood

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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

Rush Limbaugh

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

Lee Marvin

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

Kenny Rogers

You know you’re getting old when you can pinch an inch on your forehead.