Famous and memorable quotes from people around the world… to make you laugh, be inspired, reflect and smile.

If you have a favourite quote that has always stuck with you, we’d love to hear it. You can submit your quote(s) anonymously or we’re happy to reference your name and why it’s so relevant to you. Email the team at research@60plusclub.com.au.

 

“I am old but I am forever young at heart. We are always the same age inside. Know that you are the perfect age. Each year is special and precious, you can only live it once. Do not regret growing older, it’s a privilege denied to many!”
– Richard Gere

“True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.”
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything till noon. That’s when it’s time for my nap.”
– Bob Hope

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
– Aristotle

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“Smiling: None are so rich they can get along without it, and none so poor but are richer for its benefits.”
– Anonymous

“I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel.”
– Henri Frederic Amiel

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
– Mark Twain

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
– Nelson Mandela

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”
– Socrates

“A smile costs nothing, but creates much. It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.”
– Dale Carnegie

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”
– Henry Ford

“Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.”
– William Feather

“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.”
– Richard M. Nixon

“Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.”
– Francis Bacon

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”
– Albert Einstein

“The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.”
– Oscar Wilde

“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”
– Lucille Ball

“When one door closes, another one opens, but we often look so long and regretfully at the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.”
– Alexander Graham Bell

“The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.”
– Richard Bach

“I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.”
– Lauren Bacall

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
– Albert Einstein

“Let everything happen to you. Beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.”
– Rainer Maria Rilke

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
– Helen Keller, The Open Door

“You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.”
– Elizabeth Gilbert

“We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.”
– Bill Watterson

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
– Arthur Ashe

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
– Albert Einstein

“Do anything, but let it produce joy.”
– Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

“The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.”
– Marjorie Pay Hinckley

“I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.”
– Rita Mae Brown

“Even in the mud and scum of things, something always, always sings.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I get it now; I didn’t get it then. That life is about losing and about doing it as gracefully as possible…and enjoying everything in between.”
– Mia Farrow

“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”
– Oprah Winfrey

“The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.”
– Frank Lloyd Wright

“Do what makes you happy, be with who makes you smile, laugh as much as you breathe, and love as long as you live.”
– Rachel Ann Nunes

“Today, just take time to smell the roses, enjoy those little things about your life, your family, spouse, friends, job. Forget about the thorns -the pains and problems they cause you – and enjoy life.”
– Bernard Kelvin Clive, Your Dreams Will Not Die

“Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow.”
– Anonymous

“When nothing goes right… go left.”
– Anonymous

“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”
– Anonymous

“Don’t feel stupid if you don’t like what everyone else pretends to love.”
– Emma Watson

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
– John Lennon

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”
– Stephen Covey

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
– Maya Angelou

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”
– Henry Ford

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
– Mark Twain

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”
– Aristotle

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”
– Albert Einstein

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
– Christopher Columbus

“Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”
– Gloria Steinem

“It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“I’m thankful for every moment.”
– Al Green

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
– Chinese Proverb

“If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.”
– Latin Proverb

“Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.”
– Kevin Kruse

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
– Lao Tzu

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”
– Booker T. Washington

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
– George Eliot

“You become what you believe.”
– Oprah Winfrey

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
– Confucius

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”
– Amelia Earhart

“Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.”
– Anthony J. D’Angelo

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
– Dr. Seuss

“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
– William Shakespeare

“Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.”
– Hugh Prather

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.”
– Jim Morrison

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.”
– Audrey Hepburn

“Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.”
– Hans Selye

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
– Albert Einstein

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson

“True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.”
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”
– Dalai Lama

“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”
– Bob Dylan

“The strong man is strongest when alone.”
– Friedrich Schiller

“Winners never quit and quitters never win.”
– Vince Lombardi

“Life isn’t about your age. Life is about living. So when your birthday comes be thankful for the year that has just past and anticipate with a happy heart what the coming year will bring.”
– Catherine Pulsifer

“We count by changes and events within us. Not by years.”
– Charles Dickens

“Age may wrinkle the face, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.”
– Danish Proverb

“Count your age by friends, count your life by smiles.”
– Author Unknown

“Aging only happens to people who lose their lust for getting better and disconnect from their natural base of curiosity.”
– Robin Sharma

“The older I get, the better I understand that every day is a gift.”
– Joel Osteen

“A man who correctly guesses a woman’s age may be smart, but he’s not very bright.”
– Lucille Ball

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”
– Henry Ford

“The years teach much which the days never know.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Too many people, when they get old, think that they have to live by the calendar.”
– John Glenn

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”
– Coco Chanel

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?”
– Satchel Paige

“I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don’t have to.”
– Albert Einstein

“Your 40s are good. Your 50s are great. Your 60s are fab. And 70 is f*@king awesome!”
– Helen Mirren

“The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind.”
– William Wordsworth

“At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don’t care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all.”
– Ann Landers

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.”
– Robert Browning

“As society grows great, when old men plant trees, the shade of which they know they will never sit in. Good people, do things for other people. That’s it, the end.”
– Anonymous

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

“I suppose real old age begins when one looks backward rather than forward.”
– Mary Sarton

“You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.”
– George Bernard Shaw

“Happiness is amazing. It’s so amazing, that it doesn’t matter if it’s yours, or not.”
– Anonymous

“My grandmother was a very tough woman. She burred three husbands and two of them were just napping.”
– Rita Rudner

“I had to wait 110 years to become famous. I wanted to enjoy it as long as possible.”
– Jeanne Louise Calment (1875-1997)

Note: The oldest documented living human, this French woman had all her wits about her when she reached the “super-centenarian” age of 110. With her jaunty smile, Calment charmed the world with her upbeat attitude toward aging and life.

 


 

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