Betty White was an American actress, comedian, and television personality who was beloved by millions around the world. She was known for her quick wit, sharp humor, and kind heart. White is also the Guinness World Record holder for the longest TV career for a female entertainer, spanning over 80 years.

In addition to her work in television, White was also a passionate advocate for animal welfare. She worked with many animal organizations throughout her life and was a founding member of the Doris Day Animal League.

Betty passed away in December 2021 at the age of 99, but her legacy lives on. She is still remembered and admired by fans around the world for her talent, humor, and kindness.

Here are some of Betty White’s most famous and inspiring life quotes

“I’m so grateful for my good fortune. But I think the luckiest part of my life has been that I’ve always had someone to love and someone to love me.”

“You appear to be living a life of such joy and fulfillment. What’s the secret?” “I think the greatest thing you can do is to live in the present moment. Don’t dwell on the past, and don’t worry about the future. Just enjoy each day to the fullest.”

“If you don’t have a sense of humor, you’re in trouble.”

“I’m a teenager trapped in an old body.”

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

“Kindness and consideration of somebody besides yourself keeps you feeling young.”

“I just make it my business to get along with people so I can have fun. It’s that simple.”

“I just care what kind of a decent human being you are.”

“You don’t luck into integrity. You work at it.”

“Humor is a way of coping with life. It’s a way of making light of tough situations, and it’s a way of connecting with other people. I think humor is essential to a happy and healthy life.”

“I’ve learned that growing old isn’t for sissies. But every step of the way is worth it. There is still so much to learn, so much to do, and so much to be grateful for.”

“Kindness is the key to happiness. When you’re kind to others, you’re actually being kind to yourself. Kindness makes the world a better place, and it makes you feel good to be a part of it.”

“I’ve always believed that humor was a great way to soften up situations and make people feel comfortable.”

“The older you get, the more you realize that it’s not what you have or what you do that makes you happy. It’s who you have and what you do for others.”

Betty White was a true inspiration to us all. She showed us that it’s possible to live a long, happy, and fulfilling life. She taught us that humor is essential, that kindness is the key to happiness, and that we should never give up on our dreams. We will miss Betty White dearly, but her words of wisdom will continue to inspire us for generations to come.

*** Please note that I have omitted some quotes that are not suitable for a family-friendly blog post. If you are interested in reading more Betty White quotes, I recommend doing a search online. Thank you for reading!

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  1. Just thinking about Bettie White makes me smile. Thanks for putting together these “family friendly” quotes of hers!

    1. I love Betty White. It’s my pleasure to share her family friendly quotes.

  2. I so enjoyed these quotes! Thank you!

  3. These are so nice! Visiting from Gma’s Photo Generic linkup.

  4. Betty White always brought a smile to my face! She seemed to embrace life and share joy and kindness in all she did! I can almost hear her saying many of these words! Thanks for the reminder!

  5. Betty White was such a class act! What a wonderful human. The world lost a great lady when she passed. Great post!

  6. These are fabulous! I have read nearly every book that Betty wrote and I don’t think there has been a show she’s been on that I haven’t watched. She really was one special lady.

    1. I have a few of her books in my Amazon wishlist. I’ve seen several shows she was in and am an avid binge watcher of The Golden Girls. Lol.

  7. Melynda Egger Brown

    Paula, this is a definite joy builder! Betty White was always a favorite, you just never knew what might come out, both funny and serious!

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