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Aging is a natural process all individuals encounter as time passes by. Many aspects of aging include chronological, biological, psychological, behavioral, and social/interpersonal. Chronological aging is proportional to the years a human is alive. The speed of physiological aging depends on the genetic makeup and lifestyle of an individual. Also, the physical, mental, and emotional ages of each person vary. Like a fine wine, people get better as they grow old. Experiences allow us to learn from our mistakes. Being able to see more things as we age, the outcomes and consequences of our actions mold us in how we react to different problems. We can assess the situation better than our younger counterparts; and someday, we’ll look back at our past selves and laugh at our decisions. May these Aging Quotes inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “I am appalled that the term we use to talk about aging is ‘anti’. Aging is human evolution in its pure form. Death, taxes and aging, we are ALL going to age and soften and mellow and transition.” Jamie Lee Curtis

2. “What I have learned so far about aging, despite the creakiness of one’s bones and cragginess of one’s once-silken skin, is this: Do it. By all means, do it.” Maya Angelou

3. “Aging is natural, and that’s going to happen to all of us. I just want to always look like myself, even if that’s an older version of myself.” Halle Berry

4. “Aging can be fun if you lay back and enjoy it.” Clint Eastwood

5. “Aging is not lost youth, but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” Betty Friedan

Aging is not lost youth, but a new stage of opportunity and strength. Betty Friedan

6. “I like the way I look. I like the way I feel. I like my energy. I have wisdom. I have perspective. And I can tell you that aging can be so incredible.” Suzanne Somers

7. “Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.” Maya Angelou

8. “We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being.” Deepak Chopra

9. “Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest.” Marilyn Ferguson

10. “Aging is just another word for living.” Cindy Joseph

Aging is just another word for living. Cindy Joseph

11. “Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.” Kitty O’Neill Collins

12. “Aging gracefully is about no heavy makeup, and not too much powder because it gets into the wrinkles, and, you know, to not get turtle eyelids and to not try to look young.” Iris Apfel

13. “The thing about aging is all your old lovers, pretty much if they were really friends, become your family. It’s great. You have those terrible feelings of possessiveness and uncertainty go out the window. You have what you shared. You know you would help each other in times of trouble no matter what.” Gloria Steinem

14. “Only 20 percent of our longevity is genetically determined. The rest is what we do, how we live our lives and increasingly the molecules that we take. It’s not the loss of our DNA that causes aging, it’s the problems in reading the information, the epigenetic noise.” David Andrew Sinclair

15. “There’s no such thing is aging, but maturing and knowledge. It’s beautiful, I call that beauty.” Celine Dion

There's no such thing is aging, but maturing and knowledge. It's beautiful, I call that beauty. Celine Dion

16. “Don’t let aging get you down. It’s too hard to get back up.” John Wagner

17. “Aging is an inevitable process. I surely wouldn’t want to grow younger. The older you become, the more you know; your bank account of knowledge is much richer.” William Holden

18. “Aging isn’t about getting old it’s about LIVING. Learning that you can age well, will actually help you to age better, let’s start celebrating and living an engaged life, and stop punishing ourselves for not looking a certain way, and instead holding ourselves accountable for actually taking care of ourselves inside first, knowing the results on the exterior will be a shining side effect.” Cameron Diaz

19. “How do I confront aging? With a wonder and a terror. Yeah, I’ll say that. Wonder and terror.” Keanu Reeves

20. “The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.” Doug Larson

The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball. Doug Larson

21. “Something pretty — that’s just the surface. People worry so much about aging, but you look younger if you don’t worry about it.” Jeanne Moreau

22. “I’m not opposed to aging – even though society is kinder on men than women when it comes to getting old. How can I look at aging as the enemy? It happens whether I like it or not and no one is set apart from growing old; it comes to us all. Youth passes from everyone, so why deny it? I’m proud of my age. I’m proud that I’ve survived this planet for as long as I have, and should I end up withered, wrinkled and with a lifetime of great wisdom, I’ll trade the few years of youth for the sophistication of a great mind, for however long it lasts.” Donna Lynn Hope

23. “I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun.” Virginia Woolf

24. “No age of life is inglorious. Youth has its merits, but living to a ripe old age is the true statement of value. Aging is the road that we take to discern our character. Fame and fortune can elude us, but character is immortal. We must encounter a sufficient variety of experiences including both failures and accomplishments in order to gain nobility of character.” Kilroy J. Oldster

25. “The ordinary experiences of aging alter and clarify your view of past, present, and future.” Edith Pearlman

The ordinary experiences of aging alter and clarify your view of past, present, and future. Edith Pearlman

26. “If your customer base is aging with you, then eventually you are going to become obsolete or irrelevant. You need to be constantly figuring out who are your new customers and what are you doing to stay forever young.” Jeff Bezos

27. “Aging does not make women powerless objects of pity but colorful and entertaining individuals and, on occasion, fire-breathing dragons that wise people don’t cross.” Florence King

28. “As much as I loathe this aging thing, I’m beginning to recognize that I am now a healthier person in terms of self-worth and knowing who I am and where I fit in the world. That’s been a good trade-off for the wrinkles.” Patty Duke

29. “The aging process is totally minimizing. Life in general is pretty minimizing because you have a lot of big ideas, and you have to battle the mistaken delusions and instability that come with youth.” Natasha Lyonne

30. “No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.” Katharine Graham

No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else. Katharine Graham

31. “The aging process is not gradual or gentle. It rushes up, pushes you over, and runs off laughing. No one should grow old who isn’t ready to appear ridiculous.” John Mortimer

32. “Age is just a number. Life and aging are the greatest gifts that we could possibly ever have.” Cicely Tyson

33. “Aging happy and well, instead of sad and sick, is at least under some personal control. We have considerable control over our weight, our exercise, our education, and our abuse of cigarettes and alcohol. With hard work and/or therapy, our relationships with our spouses and our coping styles can be changed for the better. A successful old age may lie not so much in our stars and genes as in ourselves.” George E. Vaillant

34. “Age is inevitable. Aging isn’t.” Marv Levy

35. “Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.” David Bowie

Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been. David Bowie

I hope you enjoyed these Aging Quotes. Do let us know which one was your favorite in the comments section below.

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Being a mischievous youth in my early days, I often cause misunderstanding among my classmates and friends. This also lead to numerous failed social relationships among my peers. The pandemic led me to reassess my life and through a series of unplanned events, I am now the one giving people advice through the power of words.

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