Quotes to Live By: Words of Wisdom for Women Over 50

I’ve gathered my favorite empowering quotes to help you explore what matters most right now. These wise words remind us of the power we each have within, no matter our age or situation. They speak to embracing change, finding meaning, and living authentically.

“We are taught you must blame your father, (your mother), your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers–but never blame yourself.  It’s never your fault.  But it’s always your fault, because if you want it to change you’re the one who has got to change.”  ~Katherine Hepburn

As a woman over 50, you’ve lived a life full of rich experiences. You have accomplishments to be proud of and memories to cherish. But this new phase of life can also bring questions about purpose, transitions, and reinvention.

I hope these quotes to live by inspire you and give perspective during both challenges and triumphs. You have so much wisdom to offer this world – may these words encourage you to share your voice and gifts. The best is yet to come!

“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

This quote is a reminder to nurture your relationship with yourself. You’ve lived with yourself the longest – learn to appreciate who you are! Don’t just tolerate your own company – delight in it.

Practice self-care through activities that help you feel centered and peaceful. Give yourself the gift of presence by meditating, journaling, walking in nature, or any hobby that absorbs your attention. Learn about your unique personality through strength assessments.

 Strengthen your self-love by speaking kindly, setting healthy boundaries, and forgiving past mistakes. You are your own closest companion – learn to cherish every moment together.

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel

As you embrace the changes happening in your 50s and beyond, have the courage to think for yourself. Don’t simply accept limiting societal messages about aging. Boldly question assumptions and stereotypes.

Stay curious about the world. Speak your thoughts out loud. Share your hard-won wisdom to help others. Your experiences give you a valuable perspective – don’t keep it to yourself.

Silencing or doubting your own voice only serves to uphold the status quo. The world needs your authentic point of view. Let this quote inspire you to think independently and speak your truth. Others will benefit from your bravery.

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

What a liberating quote! As women, we often expend energy meeting everyone else’s needs and put our happiness last. But joy must come first.

Don’t just get through each day – seek out little moments that spark happiness, like a warm cup of tea, time with loved ones, a good belly laugh. Give yourself permission to do more of what lights you up.

If aspects of your life don’t align with your soul anymore, summon the courage to change course. You deserve to live a life that fulfills you. Follow your bliss without apology.

Happiness is the ultimate success. Keep coming back to this simple, powerful truth.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

Stepping outside your comfort zone can feel daunting. But embracing new challenges is the only way to continue growing. Stagnation leads to dissatisfaction.

So where is your comfort zone keeping you stuck? Do you cling to unfulfilling work out of fear of change? Or avoid trying new hobbies because of self-doubt? Consider what makes you feel uneasy or insecure.

Then, summon the courage to lean into that discomfort! Start small by identifying one new experience to pursue. With each brave step forward, you will expand your abilities and deepen your self-knowledge.

By continually pressing beyond your comfort zone, you foster a life of adventure and meaning. Growth begins at the edge of what feels familiar. Keep stepping forward.

“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.” – Mandy Hale

As an achiever, you may be accustomed to diligent planning and hard work. But as you pass 50, accomplishments matter less than presence, peace and purpose.

Practice embracing uncertainty and trusting your intuition, not just logic. Be open to surprises and spontaneous inspiration. Follow your curiosity without needing to control the outcome.

Release the need for rigid plans and precise order. Let go of trying to meticulously orchestrate your days. Instead, move through your time with flexibility, mindfulness and trust.

You have a lifetime of experience to guide you – allow it to speak through your deepest wisdom. Breathe, listen, flow. Your next chapter may delight you in unexpected ways.

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

There is no age limit on pursuing your passions. If you feel a new dream stirring within, follow it – no matter what society expects from you at this age. Growth is lifelong.

Maybe you’ll learn a new language, launch a small business doing work you love, or train for a marathon. Or you may find purpose in volunteering, deepening your spiritual practice, or sharing your gifts through mentoring others.

Listen within and ask yourself: “What fills me with joy and vitality?” Your soul’s purpose for this next chapter awaits. Set bold goals aligned with who you are becoming. It’s never too late to dream.

“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has been before.” – Albert Einstein

Blazing your own trail requires courage and resilience. Following society’s worn path is easier – but ultimately unfulfilling if it betrays your own values.

What part of yourself have you dimmed to fit in? What do you feel called to do, but tell yourself you’re too old now? This quote inspires us to walk alone whenever the crowd steers us off course.

Your uniqueness is a gift only you can offer. Walk the unconventional road with heart – whether that means starting a nonprofit, writing a book, learning to code, traveling solo, or any daring dream.

Where are you playing it safe? What untraveled path calls you? Listen, then have the courage to take the “road less traveled.” The woman who walks alone transforms the world.

“Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” – Dylan Thomas

As you pass 50, you still have so much life force, creativity and purpose within you. Don’t “go gentle” and allow your fire to fade just because society expects you to slow down. Instead, keep your inner light burning bright.

Stay engaged with the causes and activities that energize you. Welcome new experiences, passions and dreams. Surround yourself with people who appreciate your spirit and talents.

Rage against anything that attempts to diminish or limit you. Insist on being seen for who you truly are, not dismissed or underestimated. You have too much wisdom and vitality left to offer this world. Shine on brightly.

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis

No matter your history, you can always pivot to create a meaningful next chapter. Learn from the past, but don’t let regret over what can’t be changed rob you of joy today. Forgive yourself for past mistakes and shortcomings – you did the best you could with the awareness you had at the time.

Shift your focus to the present moment. What small step can you take right now to shape your future? Envision how you want your story to end, then work backward to get there.

You have the power to become the person you most want to be, starting today. It’s never too late to change your path.

I hope these inspiring quotes spoke to you and ignited a spark within. Remember, the only limits on your life are those you believe. You have so much light, wisdom and purpose to share.

Here’s to courageously writing the next chapter of your one precious life! Where will you find meaning? How can you live more boldly as your truest self? The choice is yours. Onward and upward, friend!

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