165 Aging And Wisdom Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of aging and wisdom quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about with age comes wisdom.

The Most Famous Aging And Wisdom Quotes (Best in 2024)

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There is no such thing as the old age of the wise. — Sophocles

Aging is an inevitable process. I surely wouldn't want to grow younger. The older you become, the more you know; your bank account of knowledge is much richer. — William Holden

The wise man lives as long as he should, not just as long as he likes. — Seneca

Growing old is not growing up. — Doug Horton

For there is assuredly nothing dearer to a man than wisdom, and though age takes away all else, it undoubtedly brings us that. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. — Henri Frederic Amiel

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. — H. L. Mencken

It is good even for old men to learn wisdom. — Aeschylus

It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides. — George Sand

Observation, not old age, brings wisdom. — Publilius Syrus

Short Aging And Wisdom Quotes

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  • Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician. — Dorothy Parker
  • Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification. — Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations. — Benjamin Disraeli
  • Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age. — C. E. M. Joad
  • It's true, some wine improves with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place. — Abigail Van Buren
  • By the time you're eighty years old you've learned everything. You only have to remember it. — Bill Vaughan
  • Denying the lines on our faces makes a comment about age and wisdom I don't care to make. — Debra Winger
  • Modernity: we created youth without heroism, age without wisdom, and life without grandeur — Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • I sit beside my lonely fire And pray for wisdom yet: For calmness to remember Or courage to forget. — Charles Hamilton Aide
  • The heads of strong old age are beautiful beyond all grace of youth. — Robinson Jeffers
Aging and wisdom quote Age is no importance unless you are a cheese.
Age is no importance unless you are a cheese.

Age Brings Wisdom Quotes

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Man's highest blessedness, In wisdom chiefly stands; And in the things that touch upon the Gods, 'Tis best in word or deed To shun unholy pride; Great words of boasting bring great punishments, And so to grey-haired age Teach wisdom at the last. — Sophocles

The business man - the man to whom age brings golf instead of wisdom. — George Bernard Shaw

He often heard that wisdom comes with age, and he waited, trusting that this wisdom would bring him what he most wanted; that ability to guide his memories and not fall into the traps that they often set for him. — Luis Sepúlveda

Aging and wisdom quote Age doesn't always bring wisdom. Sometimes age comes alone.
Age doesn't always bring wisdom. Sometimes age comes alone.

Age brings wisdom, but pain brings understanding. — Anonymous

Age does not bring wisdom... but it does give perspective... and the saddest sight of all is to see, far behind you, temptations you've resisted. — Robert A. Heinlein

I do know middle age can bring greater depth, greater wisdom, greater capacity for love, greater capacity for relationship, greater consciousness and desire to serve and awareness of the fate of mankind - all these wonderful things, yes. And I know I'm getting there. — Marianne Williamson

Aging and wisdom quote I am still learning.
I am still learning.

Age doesn't always bring wisdom. Sometimes age comes alone. — Garrison Keillor

People assume that I'm wiser than I am because I'm somewhat successful. Age does not bring you wisdom, age brings you wrinkles. If you're dumb when you're young, you're going to be dumb when you're old. — Estelle Getty

Age brings wisdom to some men, and to others chess. — Evan Esar

Age does not bring you wisdom, age brings you wrinkles. — Estelle Getty

With Age Comes Wisdom Quotes

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Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age. Nothing does - except wrinkles. It's true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place. — Abigail Van Buren

Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered. — Graham Greene

With age comes wisdom. You don't need big boobs to be feminine. Look at Liberace. — Joan Rivers

Aging and wisdom quote When you are over the hill, you pick up speed
When you are over the hill, you pick up speed

Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. — Tom Wilson

I'm very accepting with my age. It's like notches on your belt: experience, wisdom, and a different kind of beauty. There comes a day when you've become comfortable in your skin. — Zoe Saldana

Old age is an ordeal, of flesh and mind. Of winding down, of slowing down, of dying cells. It's accepting the loss of physical attractiveness and replacing it with the power and wisdom that can only come with old age. — Colleen McCullough

Most of our difficulties come from losing contact with our instincts, with the age-old forgotten wisdom stored up in us. — Carl Jung

Wisdom comes with winters — Oscar Wilde

Scholars of the Hebrew bible define something they call wisdom literature and I would say clearly the poetry of wisdom is something that comes with age or that might come with age which has to do with reflecting on experience. — Edward Hirsch

Personally I like ageing. With age comes wisdom and I have said it before and I say it again, I will take wisdom over youth any day. — Brad Pitt

Age And Wisdom Quotes

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The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth. The Bible is endorsed by the ages. Our civilization is built upon its words. In no other book is there such a collection of inspired wisdom, reality, and hope. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

India has known the innocence and insouciance of childhood, the passion and abandon of youth, and the ripe wisdom of maturity that comes from long experience of pain and pleasure; and over and over a gain she has renewed her childhood and youth and age — Jawaharlal Nehru

None in this age will amass wealth except those having five traits ofcharacter. High hopes; abnormal greediness; excessive miserliness, lack of fearing Allaah; and forgetfulness of the coming world. — Sufyan al-Thawri

Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age. — Paul Klee

I think it's taken me this long to really trust myself, but now I do, I really do. Thanks to my experience and wisdom, I've learned not to be so naive and trusting. Today I question everything and listen to my instincts. — Deborra-Lee Furness

Past certain ages or certain wisdoms it is very difficult to look with wonder; it is best done when one is a child; after that, and if you are lucky, you will find a bridge of childhood and walk across it. — Truman Capote

Maybe if you're younger you have more energy - but that's a big maybe. Because at this stage of life, I have more patience, understanding, wisdom, resources - and a husband. I didn't get him until I was 39. But I got a good one. — Angela Bassett

Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the ark of the Covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment. — Thomas Jefferson

I see a wiser person than when I was younger: having babies, and passing 30, were the turning points. What women in their 40s - I am 39 - lack in gorgeousness, they make up for in wisdom. I love ageing, despite the drawbacks - thinner, drier skin. — Thandie Newton

Few have attained to consummate wisdom in the perfection of philosophy: Solomon attained to it, and Aristotle in relation to his times, and in a later age Avicenna, and in our own days the recently deceased Robert, Bishop of Lincoln, and Adam Marsh. — Roger Bacon

Wise Age Quotes

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Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different. — C. S. Lewis

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Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. — Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Choose the fucks you give wisely. Because like a fine wine, our fucks must age into a fine vintage, only uncorked and given on the most special fucking occasion. — Mark Manson

Chiefs who no more in bloody fights engage, But wise through time, and narrative with age, In summer-days like grasshoppers rejoice - A bloodless race, that send a feeble voice. — Alexander Pope

No age is wanting in able men; it is the duty of wise masters to find them out, win them over, and get work done by means of them, without listening to the calumnies of selfish men against them. — Aurangzeb

Taking value from your vanity as you age is a losing battle. Your looks are a depreciating asset. Your mind is an appreciating asset. Invest your self-worth wisely. — Chris Williamson

For ages this idea has been proclaimed in the consummately wise teachings of religion, probably not alone as a means of insuring peace and harmony among men, but as a deeply founded truth. The Buddhist expresses it in one way, the Christian in another, but both say the same: We are all one. — Nikola Tesla

Health-wise, weight is just a minor component compared to the power of aging. — Valter Longo

I have reached a point in my life where I understand the pain and the challenges; and my attitude is one of standing up with open arms to meet them all. — Myrlie Evers-Williams

Age is no guarantee of maturity. — Lawana Blackwell

Embracing Aging Quotes

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Truthfully, in this age those with intellect have no courage and those with some modicum of physical courage have no intellect. If things are to alter during the next fifty years then we must re-embrace Byron’s ideal: the cultured thug. — Sayings

Exercise is remarkably beneficial for the brain. High fitness levels in midlife delayed dementia onset by 9.5 years in women. Larger brain volumes have also been linked to increased physical activity. Maintain youthful brain volume by embracing exercise. We can transform our brain health as we age. — Rhonda Patrick

We have been filled with grief as we have witnessed the decline of the North American Church that was once filled with missionary zeal and yet now seems determined to bury itself in a deadly embrace with the spirit of the age. — Peter Akinola

Eight inches strong, it is my favourite thing; If I'm alone at night, I embrace it fully - A beautiful woman hasn't touched it for ages. Within my fundoshi there is an entire universe! — Ikkyu

I am sent to you to confute, not to embrace your heresy. The Catholic religion is the faith of all ages, I fear not death. . . Pardon my enemies, O Lord: blinded by passion they know not what they do. Lord Jesus, have mercy on me. Mary, Mother of God, succor me! — Fidelis of Sigmaringen

I embrace old age. Look, I'm never going to dunk on LeBron James, and I've learned to accept that. I got a pretty good life, and I'm very fortunate, and I have my blessings. — Mark Wahlberg

Unless the church is equipping believers to embrace the values and vision of the kingdom of God and turn away from the materialism, consumerism, greed, and power of the present age, it not only abandons its biblical mandate, it is rendered missionally ineffective. — Alan Hirsch

I think women should start to embrace their age. What's the alternative to getting older? You die. I can't change the day I was born. But I can take care of my skin, my body, my mind, and try to live my life and be happy. — Olivia Munn

I never want to lie about my age. If I look around at the actresses I admire, they are all women who have not fought growing older, but embraced it and been proud of it - women like Sophia Loren or Audrey Hepburn. — Sayings

Every age has its storytelling form, and video gaming is a huge part of our culture. You can ignore or embrace video games and imbue them with the best artistic quality. People are enthralled with video games in the same way as other people love the cinema or theatre. — Andy Serkis

Accepting Aging Quotes

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Maturity comes not with age but with the acceptance of responsibility. You are only young once but immaturity can last a lifetime! — Edwin Louis Cole

Of course there is no formula for success, except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life, and what it brings — Arthur Rubinstein

Unfortunately, because aging is so common and natural, we tend to think of it as destiny or something we should accept. — David Sinclair

The world of visual perspective is one of unified and homogeneous space. Such a world is alien to the resonating diversity of spoken words. So language was the last art to accept the visual logic of Gutenberg technology, and the first to rebound in the electric age. — Marshall McLuhan

There is, however, only one idea of duty which has been universally accepted by all mankind, of all ages and sects and countries, and that has been summed up in a Sanskrit aphorism thus: "Do not injure any being; not injuring any being is virtue, injuring any being is sin." — Swami Vivekananda

Then let yourself love all that you take delight in Accept yourself whole, accept the heritage That shaped you and is passed on from age to age Down to your entity. Remain mysterious; Rather than be pure, accept yourself as numerous. — John Ashbery

We can change our lives for the better, and always have. We used to think pain during surgery and dying during childbirth were inevitable. We no longer accept that, and we shouldn't just accept aging. — David Sinclair

The face of an old woman can't be hidden even if she scrubbed it off with a scratch pad. — Moroccan Proverbs

Getting older is a struggle. I always feel that just under the surface of acceptance and enjoyment of the ageing process is a terrible hysteria just waiting to burst out. — Michael Sheen

Comediennes are the lucky ones, because if you're funny, you can be 125 years old and they will still accept you. — Joan Rivers

Healthy Aging Quotes

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All parts of the body which have a function, if used in moderation and exercised in labors in which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy, well developed and age more slowly, but if unused they become liable to disease, defective in growth and age quickly. — Hippocrates

I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children. — Sting

The more healthy relationships a child has, the more likely he will be to recover from trauma and thrive. Relationships are the agents of change and the most powerful therapy is human love. — Bruce D. Perry

You see, you don't get old from age, you get old from inactivity, from not believing in something. — Jack LaLanne

When you feel you’re committed to something outside of yourself - some process ideally that contributes in a greater way to society - that seems to be one of the best predictors of long-term health and healthy aging. — Tommy Wood

The microbiome is absolutely critical to healthy aging. — Will Bulsiewicz

Supplementation with vitamin D and omega-3 combined with a strength exercise program for 3 years resulted in a 61% reduction in cancer risk among generally healthy and active adults aged 70 and older. — Rhonda Patrick

Giving is the secret to a healthy life. Not necessarily money, but whatever a person has to give of encouragement, sympathy, and understanding. — John D. Rockefeller

Eating a diet rich in whole, nutrient-dense foods can help support healthy aging and longevity. — Steven Gundry

It's not just the idea of living longer that has driven me, it's living healthy longer. — Valter Longo

Birthdays And Aging Quotes

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Middle-age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you. — Ogden Nash

Thanks to modern medical advances such as antibiotics, nasal spray, and Diet Coke, it has become routine for people in the civilized world to pass the age of 40, sometimes more than once. — Dave Barry

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Your True Nature Is Love. There's Nothing You Can Do About It. — Byron Katie

When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out. — Casey Stengel

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Time and tide wait for no man. — Geoffrey Chaucer

One can remain alive ... if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity interested in big things and happy in small ways. — Edith Wharton

A birthday is just another day where you go to work and people give you love. Age is just a state of mind, and you are as old as you think you are. You have to count your blessings and be happy. — Abhishek Bachchan

I think ageing is challenging, surprising, fun, and full of friendship, so that is the approach I’ll take, objecting to the stigmatization of ageing in so many modern societies. — Martha C. Nussbaum

From our birthday, until we die, Is but the winking of an eye. — William Butler Yeats

I had never met anyone of my own age that was a Tory, so going to university and seeing people who were Tories and who believed in what I believed in was an eye-opener. — Liz Truss

Aging Gracefully Quotes

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When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age. — Victor Hugo

Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security — John Allen Paulos

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

Your face is marked with lines of life, put there by love and laughter, suffering and tears. It's beautiful. — Lynsay Sands

I'm not an aging gracefully type. But I do believe in aging with grace. — Danielle Steel

I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again. — Eric Roth

And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows! — Audrey Hepburn

A lot of people say I am using all the procedures for my face. I didn't do anything. I live a healthy life, I take care of my skin and my body. I'm against Botox, I'm against injections; I think it's damaging your face, damaging your nerves. It's all me. I will age gracefully, as my mom does. — Melania Trump

There is only one way to be revived and healed from our backslidings so that we may become fruitful even in old age. We must take a steady look at the glory of Christ in His special character, in His grace and work, as shown to us in the Scripture. — John Owen

For ages happiness has been represented as a huge precious stone, impossible to find, which people seek for hopelessly. It is not so; happiness is a mosaic, composed of a thousand little stones, which separately and of themselves have little value, but which united with art form a graceful design. — Delphine de Girardin

Getting Old Quotes

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You'll get my assault weapon when you pry it out of my curious six-year-old's cold dead hands. — Anthony Jeselnik

I used to hate old-timers who didn't praise the younger wrestlers, but you've got to pass the torch sometime. If you're old, that torch gets too heavy for you and you can't carry it, so it won't do you any good. — Randy Savage

It's the same old story you've heard a thousand times. Somebody's trust gets broken. Somebody's left behind. — Travis Tritt

The hard thing when you get old is to keep your horizons open. The first part of your life everything is in front of you, all your potential and promise. But over the years, you make decisions; you carve yourself into a given shape. Then the challenge is to keep discovering the green growing edge. — Howard Thurman

Keep recognizing that reality is changing and that your ideas have to change. Don’t get stuck in old ideas. — Grace Lee Boggs

We turn not older with years but newer every day. — Emily Dickinson

People still stereotype all day long. But if you forget your own age, you'll get so focused on the business that you become ultra-confident and people will forget to question how old you are. — Gurbaksh Chahal

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Getting old is not for sissies. — Bette Davis

You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there. — George Burns

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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More Aging And Wisdom Quotes

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O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, meddling, lust of power, and idle talk. But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to Thy servant. Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own sins and not to judge my brother; for Thou art blessed unto ages of ages. Amen. — Ephrem the Syrian

He had never looked forward to the wisdom and other vaunted benefits of old age. Would he be able to die young—and if possible free of all pain? A graceful death—as a richly patterned kimono, thrown carelessly across a polished table, slides unobtrusively down into the darkness of the floor beneath. A death marked by elegance. — Yukio Mishima

The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents or old age. They are impatient of all restraint. They talk as if they alone knew everything and what passes for wisdom with us is foolishness with them. As for girls, they are forward, immodest and unwomanly in speech, behaviour and dress. — Socrates

Awareness is not the same as thought. It lies beyond thinking, although it makes no use of thinking, honoring it's value and it's power. Awareness is more like a vessel which can hold and contain our thinking, helping us to see and know our thought as thought rather than getting caught up in them as reality. — Jon Kabat-Zinn

It is vital to remember that information - in the sense of raw data - is not knowledge, that knowledge is not wisdom, and that wisdom is not foresight. But information is the first essential step to all of these. — Arthur C. Clarke

Let us be banded together as one man; let us contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints; let us pray with fervour, let us live in holiness, let us preach constantly, and preach with fire, and let us so live, that we may impress our age, and leave our footprints on the sands of time. — Charles Spurgeon

Late hours, nocturnal cigars, and midnight drinkings, pleasurable though they may be, consume too quickly the free-flowing lamps of youth, and are fatal at once to the husbanded candle-ends of age. — Anthony Trollope

I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming... suddenly you find - at the age of 50, say - that a whole new life has opened before you. — Agatha Christie

That is the problem with age and wisdom—it merely shows you how helpless you are. The wiser you become, the more you learn to keep your mouth shut, until eventually the grave silences you forever. — Bill Bonner

Christ is the most perfect image of God, into which we are so renewed as to bear the image of God, in knowledge, purity, righteousness, and true holiness. — John Calvin

Our minds thus grow in spots; and like grease spots, the spots spread. But we let them spread as little as possible: we keep unaltered as much of our old knowledge, as many of our old prejudices and beliefs, as we can. — James Truslow Adams

Love without courage and wisdom is sentimentality, as with the ordinary church member. Courage without love and wisdom is foolhardiness, as with the ordinary soldier. Wisdom without love and courage is cowardice, as with the ordinary intellectual. But the one who has love, courage and wisdom moves the world. — Ammon Hennacy

The Bhagavad-Gita is a true scripture of the human race a living creation rather than a book, with a new message for every age and a new meaning for every civilization. — Sri Aurobindo

It is no slight testimonial, both to the merit and worth of Christianity, that in all ages since its promulgation the great mass of those who have risen to eminence by their profound wisdom and integrity have recognized and reverenced Jesus of Nazareth as the Son of the living God. — John Quincy Adams

Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young. — Rabindranath Tagore

The fear and anxiety that infect humanity today are the results of this degradation of values, this ignorance of what is of significance and what is not, this want of faith in what the elders and sages have handed down as the wisdom of ages. People prefer what is pleasing to what is beneficial. — Sathya Sai Baba

In the formation of our constitution the wisdom of all ages is collected-the legislators of antiquity are consulted, as well as the opinions and interests of the millions who are concerned. It short, it is an empire of reason. — Noah Webster

We do ourselves and others a disservice when we make old age something to be feared. Life is not a resource to be used up, so that the older we get, the less life we have left. Life is the accumulation of wisdom, love and experience of people encountered and obstacles overcome. The longer we live, the more life we possess. — Harold S. Kushner

Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization. — Bo Bennett

I think by the age of about nine I recognized that there were a lot of different religions, and it was an accident I happened to be born into one of them. If I had been born somewhere else, I would have had a different one. Which is a pretty good lesson, actually. Everyone should learn that. — Richard Dawkins

By the disposition of a stupendous wisdom, moulding together the great mysterious incorporation of the human race, the whole, at one time, is never old, or middle-aged, or young; but, in a condition of unchangeable constancy, moves on through the varied tenor of perpetual decay, fall, renovation, and progression. — Edmund Burke

Applied properly, it [logic] can overcome any lack of wisdom, which one only gains through age and experience. — Christopher Paolini

At age fourteen I was asking questions. When the answers failed to satisfy me, I searched elsewhere for different answers and found wisdom in atheism. And I am far from alone in that experience. — Hemant Mehta

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