Betty White Was A National Treasure With Quotes We Can All Learn From

National icon Betty White sadly passed of natural causes on Dec 31, 2021. To honor her memory, we’re republishing this article, originally published on on Feb 19, 2021. 

Betty White has been an entertainment icon for the past 80 years, and we all have a lot to learn from her long-lasting career. She also just celebrated her 99th birthday on January 17th! In the past eight decades, Betty White has shared so much of her wisdom with the world, so here are 8 life lessons from our favorite sassy star.


“Everybody needs a passion. That’s what keeps life interesting. If you live without passion, you can go through life without leaving any footprints.”

“I’m a health nut. My favorite food is hot dogs with French fries. And my exercise: I have a two-story house and a very bad memory, so I’m up and down those stairs.”

“Friendship takes time and energy if it’s going to work. You can luck into something great, but it doesn’t last if you don’t give it proper appreciation.”

“My mother always used to say, ‘The older you get, the better you get. Unless you’re a banana.”

“Butterflies are like women – we may look pretty and delicate, but we can fly through a hurricane.”

“Get at least eight hours of beauty sleep, nine if you’re ugly.”

“You’re never too old for anything.”

“I don’t understand how people can get so anti-something. Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don’t worry about other people so much.”


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