Funny and Inspirational Aging Quotes

Feb 24, 2016, 17:00 PM by Kathleen Hill
Home Safety Tips for Winter Weather Looking for a funny or inspirational quote on getting older? Read our list of the most inspirational and funniest aging quotes.

Getting older simply means that you're getting wiser! At your age, you've seen and experienced more things than a teenager or young adult could dream of. This gives you invaluable and unique insight on the way the world works – and you likely have a macabre sense of humor about things as a result. If that insight leads you to be direct every once in a while, and that causes some people to feel uncomfortable, then so be it! You've earned it, after all.

These funny and inspirational quotes, from and about aging seniors, perfectly encapsulate what it means to be getting older. You see things as they are and aren't afraid to speak your mind. And you're also not afraid to have a little fun. The next time your son or daughter thinks they know best, or you find yourself confounded by this generation's youth (something that seems to be universal – inevitably, your grandparents thought the same thing about you when you were young, and now it's your turn), take comfort from these humorous quotes.

Youth is wasted on the young.

George Bernard Shaw

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


Youth suffers not only from ungratified desires, but from powers untried...

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

[Old age is] a great time of life, you get to take advantage of people, and you're not responsible for anything...

George Carlin

Whatever a man's age, he can reduce it several years by putting a bright-colored flower in his button-hole.

Mark Twain

If Shaw and Einstein couldn't beat death, what chance have I got? Practically none.

Mel Brooks

Getting older is no problem. You just have to live long enough.

Groucho Marx

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.


Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you have got to start young.

Fred Astaire

Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.

Phyllis Diller

I feel like a twenty-year-old – but there's never one around!

Milton Berle

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, and as old as your despair.

Samuel Ullman

I stay away from natural foods. At my age, I need all the preservatives I can get.

George Burns

I’m young at heart, but slightly older in other places.


If it's true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then it certainly must also be true that laughter is the best medicine. These sage words are not only funny, but are imbued with a certain level of truth that can only be appreciated after living a lifetime. If you take nothing else away from these funny and inspirational quotes on senior aging, let it be this: you don't have to stop living your life as you get older. Quite the opposite in fact – it's yours for the taking. Don't resent the fact that you’re aging, revel in it!