Upon reaching the age of 50, you will inevitably experience a rapid decline in both physical and mental faculties. Nevertheless, one must persevere in the face of life's challenges, regardless of the obstacle of age. Below are inspirational quotes and well-known sayings that can uplift your spirit and maintain good health as you age.

On International Women's Day (March 8), it is appropriate for you to reflect on or dedicate these maxims to women over the age of fifty. They could be your grandmother, mother, sister, family member, employer, or coworker.

Top Inspirational Quotes for Women Over 50’s
Women's Day - Top Inspirational Quotes for Women Over 50

1. Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. Dreams are forever.

Walt Disney

2. “I am running well, why should I stop?”

Man Kaur (103 year old runner)

3. “I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

4. It’s sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.

Brigitte Bardot

5. “I used to think 50 was old. I was wrong. Not even close.”

Harriet Anderson (79 years old and oldest female to ever finish the Ironman World Championship

6. “Women grow radical with age. One day an army of gray haired women may quietly take over the earth.”

Gloria Steinem

7. “All your life, you think 60 is ancient, and all of a sudden, you find you’re 60 and you don’t really feel that different. I feel stronger and more engaged. This is the best time of my life.”

Glenn Close

8. Youthfulness is about how you live, not when you were born.

Karl Lagerfield

9. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.”

J.K. Rawling

10. Just remember, when you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.

Charles M Schultz

Top 35 Inspirational Quotes for Women Over 50’s from Famous People
Best Quotes for Women Over 50

11. Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

12. “I may be a senior, but so what? At least I’m hot.”

Betty White

13. “Aging is out of your control. How you handle it, though, is in your hands.”

Diane Von Furstenberg

14. “As a woman gathers more years, she becomes more bold, which is not the same as brave: Brave is jumping in. Bold is jumping in led by Angels. In age, we learn to know the difference, for certain, older is bolder.”

Clarissa Pinkola Estes

15. “The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me?”

Ayn Rand

16. As we grow old ………. The beauty steals inwards.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

17. I’ve always thought that a woman owes it to herself to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity.

Helena Rubenstein

18. Life is never easy so that is why I never lie about my age. I want credit for every damned year.

Lionel Shriver

19. “I’m baffled that anyone might not think women get more beautiful as they get older. Confidence comes with age, and looking beautiful comes from the confidence someone has in themselves.”

Kate Winslet

20. “The older I get, the more I see how women are described as having gone mad, when what they’ve actually become is knowledgeable and powerful, and f*king furious.”

Sophie Heewood

Top 35 Inspirational Quotes for Women Over 50’s from Famous People
Inspirational Quotes for Women Over 50

21. “No but seriously. Normalize finding love in your 40s. Normalize discovering and chasing new dreams in your 30s. Normalize finding yourself and your purpose in your 50s. Life doesn’t end at 25. Let’s stop acting like it does.”

Persia Lawson

22. There is a fountain of youth. It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.

Sophia Loren

23. The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been inbetween.

Madeleine L’Engle

24. It pays to be yourself ….. you will thank yourself later.

Margie Warrell

25. “Why do they say we’re over the hill? I don’t even know what that means and why it’s a bad thing. When I go hiking and I get over the hill, that means I’m past the hard part and there’s a snack in my future.”

Ellen Degeneres

26. “Old age ain’t no place for sissies.”

Bette Davis

27. “I wouldn’t want to be 20 now. I know so much more, and I’m much more comfortable in my skin, saggy as it is.”

Susan Sarandon

Top 35 Inspirational Quotes for Women Over 50’s from Famous People
Inspirational Quotes for Women Over 50

28. “I will never retire unless I have to. As long as I’m able to get up in the morning, get that makeup on and my high heels on, and even if I can’t wear high heels, I’m going to do like Mae West, I’m going to sit in a wheelchair with my high heels on.”

Dolly Parton

29. “I never think about age. I believe your age is totally how you feel. I’ve seen women of 35 who are old and people of 75 who are young. As long as I look after myself physically, mentally and emotionally, I’ll stay young.”

Joan Collins

30. “We are who we’re going to be when we’re very old, and when we’re very old we are who we were when we were eight.”

Meryl Streep

31. “I’m a woman that loves makeup and getting dressed up. As I get older I don’t look as good, but I don’t give a damn.”

Helen Mirren

32. “People think my life has been tough, but I think it has been a wonderful journey. The older you get, the more you realize it’s not what happens, but how you deal with it.”

Tina Turner

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

Lucille Ball

34. “I am appalled that the term we use to talk about aging is ‘anti.’ Aging is as natural as a baby’s softness and scent. Aging is human evolution in its pure form. Death, taxes, and aging.”

Jamie Lee Curtis

35. “The trick is to age honestly and gracefully and make it look great, so that everyone looks forward to it.”


Everyone fears the process of aging and becoming physically frail. What's even more frightening is your mental fragility and spiritual aridity. These maxims and sayings from famous individuals should inspire you as you reach the age of 50. Wishing you a joyful and tranquil International Women's Day on March 8.

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