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Our Favorite Quotes About Life, Aging, Happiness, and Friendship

In the course of developing SixtyAndMe.com, we have come across so many amazing women who have inspired, educated, and entertained us. Here are a few of our favorite quotes from inspirational women both historical and contemporary. They cover a range of topics including life, aging, love, relationships, happiness, and friendship. If any of these quotes inspire you, please pin them to you Pinterest page.

“I have chosen to be happy, it’s good for my health” – Voltaire

I have chosen to be happy, it's good for my health - Voltaire

“It took me a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent” – Madeleine Albright

It took me a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent – Madeleine Albright

“To those who have given up on love, I say trust life a little bit.” – Maya Angelou

To those who have given up on love, I say trust life a little bit. – Maya Angelou

“Look what you’ve already come through! Don’t deny it. Say I’m stronger than I thought I was” – Maya Angelou

Look what you’ve already come through! Don’t deny it. Say I’m stronger than I thought I was – Maya Angelou

“Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.” – Emily Dickinson

Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door. – Emily Dickinson

“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” – Martha Graham

Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. – Martha Graham

“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” – Madeleine L’Engle

The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been. – Madeleine L’Engle

“When women get together as a group, it is immensely powerful.” – Annie Lennox

When women get together as a group, it is immensely powerful. – Annie Lennox

“When women hear each other’s stories, told from the heart, it gives us inspiration to keep on going.” – Elizabeth Lesser

When women hear each other’s stories, told from the heart, it gives us inspiration to keep on going. – Elizabeth Lesser

“A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” – Eleanor Rooselvelt

A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. – Eleanor Rooselvelt

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Courage is when you dare to be yourself, in whatever ways you want to be – to not be afraid, to just do it.” – Loung Ung

Courage is when you dare to be yourself, in whatever ways you want to be – to not be afraid, to just do it. – Loung Ung

“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

“There are people out there who are older who are cool. I want that.” – Billy Corgan

There are people out there who are older who are cool. I want that. – Billy Corgan

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

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

“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

“The boomers will eventually have to accept that it is not possible to stay young forever or to stop aging. But it is possible by committing to show up for each others in community after community, to earn a measure of immortality.” – Eric Liu

The boomers will eventually have to accept that it is not possible to stay young forever or to stop aging. But it is possible by committing to show up for each others in community after community, to earn a measure of immortality. – Eric Liu

“As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.  - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“People worry so much about aging, but you look younger if you don’t worry about it.” – Jeanne Moreau

People worry so much about aging, but you look younger if you don’t worry about it. – Jeanne Moreau

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Gandhi

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. Mahatma Gandhi

“I believe in aging gracefully” – Tatjana Patitz

I believe in aging gracefully – Tatjana Patitz

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