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

List Of Motivational Elderly Quotes And Sayings

Too many people, when they get old, think that they have to live by the calendar.

John Glenn

The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.

Oscar Wilde 

Do not try to live forever, you will not succeed.

George Bernard Shaw

The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind.

William Wordsworth 

The glory of the elderly is their insight into life.

Lailah Gifty Akita

The old are in a second childhood.


Never tease an old dog; he might have one bite left.

Robert A. Heinlein

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.

Coco Chanel 

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.

Ralph B. Perry

You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.

Anouk Aimee

Best Inspirational Elderly Quotes And Proverbs


Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.

W. Somerset Maugham 


It doesn’t behoove elderly persons to follow fashion in their thinking nor in the way they dress.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

Old age hath yet his honor and his toil.

Alfred Lord Tennyson 

The way the elderly are treated, and in some cases warehoused and medicated, rather than nurtured and listened to, is distressing.

Bill Nighy

Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.

Leon Trotsky 

The elderly have so much to offer. They’re our link with history.

John Cusack 

He thought that the world would make more rapid progress without the burden of old people.

Gabriel García Márquez

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 

Live your life and forget your age.

Norman Vincent Peale

Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.

J. K. Rowling 

Famous Humorous Elderly Quotes And Proverbs


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

Clint Eastwood 

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.

Douglas Macarthur  

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.

Henry David Thoreau 

One of the things you realize about getting older is that not everybody is going to get older with you.

Cormac Mccarthy

They only name things after you when you’re dead or really old.

George H. W. Bush 

To know how to grow old is the masterwork of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.

Henri Frederic Amiel 

By the time you’re eighty years old you’ve learned everything. You only have to remember it.

George Burns 

We are not limited by our old ages; we are liberated by it.

Stu Mittleman

About the only thing that comes without effort is old age.


By the time you’re eighty years old you’ve learned everything. You only have to remember it.

Bill Vaughan