92 Inspirational and Funny Quotes for A Senior

If you’re lucky enough to grow old, you’ll need words of encouragement to give you the courage and motivation to accept old age gracefully. Old age comes with its fair share of frustrations and major changes in your life that are likely to overwhelm anyone. Therefore, your elderly parent, relative, or friend needs to be constantly encouraged to accept the changes.

This article offers you 92 inspirational and funny for a senior citizen.

92 Inspirational and Funny Quotes for a Senior

General Quotes for a Senior

Senior

1. “The spirit never ages. It stays forever young.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
2. “To keep the heart unwrinkled — to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent — that is to triumph over old age.” – Thomas Bailey Aldrich
3. “Almost all my middle-aged and elderly acquaintances, including me, feel about 25 — unless we haven’t had our coffee, in which case we feel 107.” – Martha Beck
4. “Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.” – David Bowie
5. “… (H)e 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.” – Cephalus
6. “Old age… is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.” – Confucius
7. “You don’t have a future when you refuse to accept the former generation. Simple.” – Petra Hermans
8. “Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
9. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
10. “It’s not the specter of aging that haunts me. Rather, it’s the far greater fear of having aged and having nothing to show for the aging.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough
11. “The great thing about getting older is that you get a chance to tell the people in your life who matter what they mean to you.” – Mike Love
12. “Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.” – Theodore Roosevelt
13. “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” – Mark Twain
14. “Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.” – Samuel Ullman
15. “The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
16. “Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.” – Larry Lorenzoni
17. “Age is a high price to pay for maturity.” – Tom Stoppard
18. “Old age comes at a bad time.” – San Banducci
19. “Few people know how to be old.” – Francois de la Rochefoucauld
20. “The idea is to die young as late as possible.” – Ashley Montagu
21. “Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes.” – Anonymous
22. “Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.” – Chili Davis
23. “Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.” – Truman Capote
24. “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” – Lucille Ball
25. “Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.” – Will Rogers
26. “The older I get, the better I used to be.” – Lee Trevino
27. “Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.” – Maurice Chevalier
28. “You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.” – Bob Hope
29. “Nice to be here? At my age it’s nice to be anywhere.” – George Burns
30. “You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.” – Woody Allen
31. “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” – Mark Twain
32. “Don’t let aging get you down. It’s too hard to get back up.” – John Wagner

Funny Quotes for a Senior

Funny

33. “Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.” – Kitty O’Neill Collins
34. “It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.” – Andy Rooney
35. “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
36. “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” – Sophia Loren
37. “You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.” – George  Bernard Shaw
38. “By the time you’re 80 years old, you’ve learned everything. You only have to remember it.” – George Burns
39. “The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you’ll grow out of it.” – Doris Day
40. “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?” – Satchel Paige
41. “People ask me what I’d most appreciate getting for my eighty-seventh birthday. I tell them, a paternity suit.” – George Burns
42. “Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” – Edward Stanley
43. “I’m very pleased to be here. Let’s face it, at my age I’m very pleased to be anywhere.” – George Burns
44. “If I had known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.” – Anonymous
45. “Some guy said to me: ‘Don’t you think you’re too old to sing rock n roll?’ I said: ‘You’d better check with Mick Jagger.’” – Cher
46. “I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything until noon. Then it’s time for my nap.” – Bob Hope
47. “Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.” – Larry Lorenzoni
48. “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
49. “You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.” – Ogden Nash
50. “Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.” – Maggie Kuhn
51. “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” – George Burns
52. “I feel about aging the way William Saroyan said he felt about death: ‘Everybody has to do it,’ but I always believed an exception would be made in my case.” – Martha Beck
53. “Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
54. “Old age is always fifteen years older than I am.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Inspiring and Wise Quotes for a Senior

Inspiring

55. “But one loses, as one grows older, something of the lightness of one’s dreams; one begins to take life up in both hands and to care more for the fruit than the flower, and that is no great loss perhaps.” – W.B. Yeats
56. “The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” – Robert Frost
57. “There are six myths about old age: 1) that it’s a disease, a disaster. 2) That we are mindless. 3) That we are sexless. 4) That we are useless. 5) That we are powerless. 6) That we are all alike.” – Maggie Kuhn
58. “A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” – John Barrymore
59. “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain
60. “The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind.” – William Wordsworth
61. “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” – Sophia Loren
62. “Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born.” – Albert Einstein
63. “Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.” – David Bowie
64. “As soon as you feel too old to do a thing, do it.” – Margaret Deland
65. “Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” – Betty Friedan
66. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw
67. “The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
68. “For the unlearned, old age is winter; for the learned, it is the season of the harvest.” – Hasidic saying
69. “I suppose real old age begins when one looks backward rather than forward.” – Mary Sarton
70. “Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest.” – Marilyn Ferguson
71. “Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.” – Ben Franklin
72. “Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” – Franz Kafka
73. “The trouble is, when a number — your age — becomes your identity, you’ve given away your power to choose your future.” – Richard J. Leider
74. “Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better!” – Ingrid Bergman
75. “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 advanced peak age that, contrary to Faust, I would not wish to return to youth.” – Robert Muller
76. “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning
77. “We don’t grow older, we grow riper.” – Pablo Picasso
78. “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, you and age are equally a burden.” – Plato
79. “Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.” – Walt Disney
80. “Old age isn’t so bad if you consider the alternative.” – Maurice Chevalier
81. “Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes.” – Anonymous

Quotes about Old Age and Beauty for a Senior

Beauty

82. “My face carries all my memories. Why would I erase them?” – Diane Von Furstenberg
83. “Your 40s are good. Your 50s are great. Your 60s are fab. And 70 is f*@king awesome!” – Helen Mirren
84. “I don’t plan to grow old gracefully. I plan to have face-lifts until my ears meet.” – Rita Rudner
85. “Aging gracefully is about no heavy makeup, and not too much powder because it gets into the wrinkles, and, you know, to not get turtle eyelids and to not try to look young.” – Iris Apfel
86. “There is nothing more aging than misery.” – Michelle Pfeiffer
87. “Something pretty… that’s just the surface. People worry so much about aging, but you look younger if you don’t worry about it.” –  Jeanne Moreau
88. “My advice: Don’t waste so much time worrying about your skin or your weight. Develop what you put your hands on in the world.” – Meryl Streep
89. “Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.” – Coco Chanel
90. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” – Henry Ford
91. “Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.” – Mark Twain
92. “Time may be a great healer, but it is a lousy beautician.” – Anonymous

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