Sometimes it’s all about perspective. A pithy quote, a funny line, a bon mot, or a line from a poem can give us a view of an aspect of our lives that we may be standing too close to see clearly. When it comes to aging, retiring, and getting older, it’s healthy to find something to smile about, to laugh about, and to think about. We’ve compiled some of our favorite quotes from famous comedians, philosophers, poets, authors, and even a few unknowns, to share with you, so you can share them yourself. Enjoy!

"Live your life and forget your age." -Norman Vincent Peale

“Live your life and forget your age.” -Norman Vincent Peale

 

“Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.” -Will Rogers

“Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.” -Will Rogers

 

“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” -Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes

“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” -Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes

 

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

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

 

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” -Abraham Lincoln

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” -Abraham Lincoln

 

“Everyone is the age of their heart.” -Old Guatemalan Proverb

“Everyone is the age of their heart.” -Old Guatemalan Proverb

 

“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.” -Sophia Loren

“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.” -Sophia Loren

 

“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” -Robert Frost

“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” -Robert Frost

 

“Retire from work, but not from life.” -M.K. Soni

“Retire from work, but not from life.” -M.K. Soni

 

“Retirement is not the end of the road. It is the beginning of the open highway.” -Author Unknown

“Retirement is not the end of the road. It is the beginning of the open highway.” -Author Unknown

What are some of your favorite quotes? Let us know in the comments, and please feel free to share these with your friends and family, or print them out and hang them somewhere to inspire you!