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10 inspirational quotes about aging and growing old

At Tea & Toast, we help seniors of all ages—with a range of health, physical and emotional needs—to find happy, safe places to live their “upper years.” 

We love working with seniors and helping them transition through this time in their lives. We see their beauty and their strength, every minute we spend with them.

So, for this blog, we thought: why not celebrate aging and growing old with a few inspirational quotes? 

You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older. — Anouk Aimee

Old places and old persons in their turn, when spirit dwells in them, have an intrinsic vitality of which youth is incapable, precisely, the balance and wisdom that come from long perspectives and broad foundations. — George Santayana

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

The complete life, the perfect pattern, includes old age as well as youth and maturity. The beauty of the morning and the radiance of noon are good, but it would be a very silly person who drew the curtains and turned on the light in order to shut out the tranquillity of the evening. Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth. — W. Somerset Maugham

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Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. — Eleanor Roosevelt


To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old. — Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Come grow old with me. The best is yet to be. — William Wordsworth


We don’t grow older, we grow riper. — Pablo Picasso

Don’t regret growing older…remember that a lot of sugar is to be found at the bottom of the cup. — James Simpson

Growing older is like climbing a mountain: the higher you get, the more strength you need, but the further you see. — Ingmar Bergman

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