It might be difficult to embrace the ageing process, but in an era where getting older should be considered a privilege we thought we’d bring positive ageing to the forefront with these inspiring quotes.
Ageing should be a great adventure, an exciting opportunity to explore and experience new things. But you don’t have to take our word for it because these famed names have offered age-positive affirmations which will hopefully leave you uplifted and your worries about grey hairs and wrinkles far behind you.
“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.”
“Every year should teach you something valuable, whether you get the lesson is up to you. Every year brings you closer to expressing your whole and healed self.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“Oh, the worst of all tragedies is not to die young, but to live until I am seventy-five and yet not ever truly have lived.”
“Your 40s are good. Your 50s are great. Your 60s are fab and 70 is awesome.”
"If you are pining for youth, I think it produces a stereotypical old man because you only live in memory, you live in a place that doesn’t exist. Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.”
“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty, it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”
Diane Von Furstenberg
“My face reflects the wind and sun and rain and dust from the trips I’ve taken. My face carries all my memories. Why should I erase them?”
George Bernard Shaw
“You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.”
“Getting old is like climbing a mountain, you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better.”
"My belief is that it's a privilege to get older—not everybody gets to get older."
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”