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Aging Quotes, Sayings, Effects and Facts

Updated on August 3, 2018
Beautiful saying about aging.
Beautiful saying about aging. | Source

Ten Most Common Fears Of Aging

  1. The fear of permanent loss of identity.
  2. The fear of loss of control.
  3. The fear that there is nothing after death.
  4. The fear of physical pain at the time of death
  5. The fear of the loss of youth.
  6. The fear of an unfulfilled life.
  7. The fear of not being there for those we love.
  8. The fear of a Heaven or hell.
  9. The fear of eternal punishment.
  10. The fear of the unknown.

Funny quote on aging.
Funny quote on aging. | Source

Aging Quotes

  • Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time catches up with Mother Nature. - Harold Coffin
  • Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. - George Bernard Shaw
  • As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. - Andrew Carnegie
  • You know you're old when you stoop to tie your shoes and wonder what else you do while you're down there. - George Burns

  • The follies which a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity. - Helen Rowland
  • The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball. - Doug Larson
  • We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. - George Bernard Shaw
  • Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that happen to a man. - Leon Trotsky
  • In youth the days are short and the years are long; in old age the years are short and the days are long. - Nikita Ivanovich Panin
  • I was wrong to grow older. Pity. I was so happy as a child. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body. - Author Unknown

    The whiter my hair becomes, the more ready people are to believe what I say. - Bertand Russell

  • The true way to render age vigorous is to prolong the youth of the mind. - Mortimer Collins
  • 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
  • Old age takes away from us what we have inherited and gives us what we have earned. - Gerald Brenan

  • At twenty we worry about what others think of us; at forty we don't care about what others think about us; at sixty we discover they haven't been thinking about us at all. - Author Unknown
  • 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 MacAuthur
  • Everything slows down with age, except the time it takes cake and ice cream to reach your hips. - John Wagner
  • I don't plan to grow old gracefully. I plan to have face-lifts until my ears meet. - Rita Rudner
  • Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday. - Thomas Arnold
  • Old age ain't no place for sissies. - Bette Davis
  • Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen. - Mark Twain
  • At sixteen I was stupid, confused and indecisive. At twenty-five I was wise, self-confident, prepossessing and assertive. At forty-five I am stupid, confused, insecure and indecisive. Who would have thought that maturity is only a short break in adolescence? - Jules Feiffer
  • Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. - Eleanor Roosevelt

  • To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am. - Bernard Baruch

  • And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. - Abraham Lincoln
  • There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt. - Author Unknown

  • Men grow old, pearls grow yellow, there is no cure for it. - Chinese Proverb

  • Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. - Mark Twain
  • There is still no cure for the common birthday. - John Glenn
  • Never use the passing years as an excuse for old age. - Robert Brault
  • Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. - Tom Wilson
  • A man's as old as he's feeling, a woman as old as she looks. - Mortimer Collins

  • I refuse to admit that I am more than 52, even if that makes my children illegitimate. - Lady Nancy Astor

And in the end, it's not

the years in your life that count,

it's the life in your years.

— Abraham Lincoln

Fast Facts About Aging

  • One out of nine people living in the US are 65 or older.
  • The fastest growing age group is people 85 and older.
  • Fifty-six percent of those over 65 are married.
  • Only 10 % of the people over the age of 65 have Alzheimer's
  • 15 million older people volunteer. That's almost half of the 65+ population.
  • Each month the world's elderly population of people increases by 795,000.
  • By 2020, 12 million older people will need long term services and support.
  • 69% of the people turning 65 today will need some form of long-term services and support.
  • The average annual cost of a private room in a nursing home is $$79,935.
  • The average annual cost of a semi-private room in a nursing home is $72, 270.
  • The average annual cost of living in an assisted living facility is $37,572.
  • More than 1.1 million seniors live in some type of senior housing community.

A beautiful letter from an aging mother to her daughter.
A beautiful letter from an aging mother to her daughter. | Source
I love getting older.
I love getting older. | Source

© 2010 Susan Hazelton

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    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks, dotty1. I'm glad you enjoyed it. And thanks for the up rating.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Wbisbill, I related closely to it myself. Aging is one thing we can't do anything about, might as well try to prepare.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      dahoglund, I like your quote and it is so true. A lot of us would have done things differently if we could have seen in the future.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      BobbiRant, the statistics are frightening aren't they?

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Craan, I think we can all say that - if we knew then what we know now. Hind sight is a wonderful thing but we can't change the past. It's what we do with what we have that's important.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      attemptyed humor, it's actually one girl and I am approaching seniorhood quite rapidly. I know what you mean about thinking young and what most young'uns think of as an oldster when I look in the mirror. "Too old to die young" - I love it.

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      dotty1 

      7 years ago from In my world

      ooo love this hub ...and am just gonna read it again as want to remember it all rating ya up

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      Wbisbill 

      7 years ago from Tennessee USA

      A too true hub. I relate to too much on this article. Thumbs up!

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Too soon old, too late smart

      pretty much sums it up for me. I think of all the situations in my young years that might have been happier if I had understood things and people

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      BobbiRant 

      7 years ago from New York

      Working in a nursing home tells me those fears are not unfounded.

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      Sheila Craan 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Quite interesting! I vividly remember my aunts telling me all the time when I was a teenager "beauty is wasted on the young". At the time, I really didn't comprehend the deep meaning of this quote, but now that I am in my forties, I see the deception of youth in terms of wisdom.

      If I knew then, what I know now at 47; how my life would have taken a different course. I would have made wiser choices and lived a more fulfilled life.

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      attemptedhumour 

      7 years ago from Australia

      Hi gals, i reckon you girls are in your early twenties and ready to hit the town. Some great and wise quotes there. I think young, act young and hate that old bloke in the mirror. Billy Connelly the Scottish comedian has 'Too old to die young' printed onto his tee shirt. Wise and funny words. Thanks for another fun hub.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Pamela99, I think my favorite quote of those shown is "Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened." It's so true. It's like one day your young, the next day you wake up with wrinkles and gray hair. Where did the time go? The statistics were shocking to me too. That's why I shared them.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Your quite welcome carrie450. We all need to be able to laugh at ourselves at least a little bit, cause there's not a whole lot you can do about it. :)

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I like all the sayings of the various well known people. The statistics were a bit more shocking. Rated up!

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      carrie450 

      7 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      Thanks for the smiles. Unfortunately we all get there sooner or later. We may as well laugh about it. I like the quotes you've posted :)

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