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Inspiration for Seniors and Aging

Updated on March 7, 2015

Inspiration for Seniors and for Aging

Aging can be difficult at times, we all go through it. It is important to remember that even though our physical appearance changes, our spirit does not. Some people in their 70s and 80s are much younger than some people in their 20s or 30s. It all comes down to one thing and that is our outlook on life. Everybody is looking for the fountain of youth, but what they often are unaware of is that the fountain of youth can be found by simply looking within oneself.

Always remember, we are never too old to realize a new goal or dream. Also we must realize, just because someone is older, it does not mean that they have nothing left to offer to society and are incapable of accomplishing great things in their remaining years.

Inspirational Quotes on Aging

Let these quotes on aging inspire you

The following is a collection of inspirational senior quotes and quotes on aging that are sure to cause a pause for reflection.

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.

~Frank Lloyd Wright

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

~Henry Ford

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, But beautiful old people are works of art.

~Eleanor Roosevelt

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.

~Thomas B. Aldrich

Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.

~Muhammad Ali

When our memories outweigh our dreams, we have grown old.

~Bill Clinton

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

~C.S. Lewis

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

~Abraham Lincoln

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.

-Daniel Francois Esprit Auber-

If I'd known how old I was going to be I'd have taken better care of myself.

-Adolph Zukor-

If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should not grow old.

- James A. Garfield-

Grow old with me the best is yet to come.

-Robert Browning-

A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.

-Lydia M. Child-

How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.

-John Burroughs-

Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.

-George William Curtis-

People are always asking me when I'm going to retire. Why should I? I've got it two ways - I'm still making movies, and I'm a senior citizen, so I can see myself at half price.

~George F.Burns

Sure I'm for helping the elderly. I'm going to be old myself someday.

~Lilian Carter

To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.

~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

~ Mark Twain

Watch this touching Flash Presentation called A Parent's Wish

A parent's wish to their children as they grow old

This beautiful and inspirational flash movie shows and reminds us how we should treat our parents as they grow old. That is with love, patience, compassion, understanding and dignity.

It is an incredibly powerful message and should be shared with as many people as possible.

Watch A Paren't Wish here

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    • allaneaglesham lm profile image

      allaneaglesham lm 4 years ago

      My grandmother is 104 and going strong! I even wrote an interesting lens to celebrate her life.

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      geosum 4 years ago

      Nice lens. I'll be 76 in a few week. I've spent the last 7 months dieting to lose over 80 lbs. I'm planning to live a longer life with a much healthier lifestyle. However: age happens.

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      oddobjective 5 years ago

      Great lens! I am over 50 and look back and realize I didn't always appreciate life fully but I do now. I love the quotes, especially the Henry Ford quote about learning because it is so very true.

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      SecondSally 5 years ago

      I still see picture myself in my mind as being much younger than the calendar says.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice work on your lens.

      One standout quote from somewhere is this: Youth is only a mask.

      Vic Doke

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      texan203 lm 5 years ago

      Aging is a challenge that I firmly embrace. What is the alternative?

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Aging is a bit challenge, our mental state makes a big difference.

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      waldenthreenet 6 years ago

      aging is a big challenge for our society. Scienctific break throughs will lead to genes to future medicine. But psychology is imporant element to keep seniors healthy with family and community connecions. This is part of the big challenge of this generation.

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      HERBMASTER 6 years ago

      I am glad you are writing on Inspiration. We all need more places like this! If you ever feel a need to ! raise your spirits, come on over!

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      marckq 6 years ago

      Very true - we are never too old to dream another dream. Thanks for inspiring a lot of people!

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      Krafick 7 years ago

      Very nice lens.

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      Philippians468 7 years ago

      thank you so much for these lovely inspirations! simply wonderful!

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      tssfacts 7 years ago

      Great lens 5* I am lenrolling to my senior lens-wrinkles and aging process. Great job!

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      SerenityPrayerG 9 years ago

      Nice lens! Thanks so much! :-)

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      changrcoacher 9 years ago

      Hi, This is great! We're kindred spirits. Check me out at I'm building more like it and we need more like this one..thanks.

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      ruthsonja 9 years ago

      You have a lovely lens. I do a lot of work with seniors and find it very fulfilling. I have a visiting Therapy Dog that I take to Senior's Homes

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      Laraine Sims 10 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Where is everyone? I thought that you would have tons of comments on your lens. I really like it! I'm giving you 5 stars.