10 philosophical quotes about getting old

PHILOSOPHICAL QUOTES ABOUT GETTING OLDMany people worry themselves silly when they think about getting old. However let’s face it, getting old is better than the alternative, isn’t it?

Yes, as we get older we get more aches and pains and we slow down a little. That’s natural. However, for me, the idea of getting old is really just a state of mind.

And what do I mean by that statement?

Well, we’re all getting older every minute of every day but do we have to get old? I think it’s all down to our personal philosophy.

By that I mean, it’s all down to how we choose to look at things. As long as we can retain enthusiasm for life and embrace all things new then we’re not old at all, in my opinion. Older yes, but not old.

Old is when you’ve had enough of life and you’re ready to embrace the Grim Reaper.

And I hope for you dear reader that will be a long, long way off.

In the meantime, here are 10 philosophical quotes about getting old to help you put it all into perspective.

Philosophical quotes about getting old:

  1. Getting old is better than being young. You can do what you want to do. ~Karl Pilkington
  2. You know you’re getting old when you go to more funerals than you do weddings. ~Jimmy Dean
  3. The old believe everything: the middle-aged suspect everything: and the young know everything. ~Oscar Wilde
  4. You know you’re getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It’s like, ‘See if you can blow this out.’ ~Jerry Seinfeld
  5. Getting old is a fascinating thing. The older you get, the older you want to get. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  6. We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. ~George Bernard Shaw
  7. Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings, and you hope it isn’t for you. ~Ogden Nash
  8. You know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you’re down there. ~George Burns
  9. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. ~Henry Ford
  10. I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, ‘How many good things have you done in your life?’ rather he will ask, ‘How much love did you put into what you did?’ ~Mother Teresa

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