Birthday Quotes, Sayings
Birthday quotes are a great way to celebrate someone’s special day.
So we’ve selected our favorite famous birthday sayings, from witty to thoughtful, for you to bring a smile to the faces of family, friends and loved ones.
Just include a special quote along with your birthday greeting card, email, or text message. It’s like sending a birthday wish as bright as sunshine!
1. Best happy birthday quotes
Here are our ten best birthday quotes and wisdom to add to birthday cards.
1.) With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.
2.) Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
3.) Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift.
4.) Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, But beautiful old people are works of art.
5.) Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
6.) The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
7.) Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
8.) The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
9.) Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
10.) You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
2. Funny birthday quotes
You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
I kept a diary right after I was born. Day 1: Tired from the move. Day 2: Everyone thinks I’m an idiot.
The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.
E. Joseph Cossman
You know you’re getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It’s like, ‘See if you can blow this out.’
I remember when the candle shop burned down. Everyone stood around singing ‘Happy Birthday.’
I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn’t have one. So I got a cake.
A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday.
I intend to live forever. So far, so good.
If your Birthday is on Christmas day and you’re not Jesus, you should start telling people your birthday is on June 9 or something.
At least you’re not as old as you will be next year!
More funny birthday wishes and witty sayings
Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.
Life really does begin at forty. Up until then, you are just doing research.
Carl Gustav Jung
I’m like a fine wine. They don’t bring me out very much But, I am well preserved.
The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.
There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.
Youth is a gift of nature but age is a work of art.
Birthdays, birthdays, birthdays — everybody’s got one. Most kids wish they had more. Older people wish they had fewer and find them a bore.
3. Short birthday quotes for Instagram captions
Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.
Birthdays are just personalized New Years.
There is still no cure for the common birthday.
Youth has no age.
No wise man ever wished to be younger.
Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.
Forty is the age of youth. Fifty is the youth of old age.
Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again.
Simple birthday wishes
Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.
A birthday is like a new year and my wish for you is a great year full of happiness and sunshine!
The way I see it, you should live everyday like its your birthday.
My life is better with every year of living it.
The best birthdays of all are those that haven’t arrived yet.
Age is opportunity no less than youth itself.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
As you grow up, make sure you have more dreams than memories, more opportunities than chances, and more friends than acquaintances.
4. Birthday quotes about love
The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.
You know how most people dread a birthday… Well, I feel the exact opposite. I feel that every day is an extraordinary gift. Just to be here, and especially to be here with you.
It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.
May the love in your heart overshadow any sorrows, and may you always know with a deep inner certainty, how loved you truly are.
5. Getting older quotes for greeting cards and milestone birthdays
Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.
We turn not older with years, but newer every day.
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.
You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.
Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.
You don’t get older, you get better.
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent — that is to triumph over old age.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty, it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.
Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.
You’re never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
6. Birthday gift quotes
Every day is a gift. But some days are packaged better.
A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
People give one another things that can’t be gift wrapped.
7. Intelligent birthday quotes
I grabbed a pile of dust, and holding it up, foolishly asked for as many birthdays as the grains of dust, I forgot to ask that they be years of youth.
It’s not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old,
They grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.
Gabriel G. Marquez
The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.
None are as old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
Henry David Thoreau
8. Inspirational birthday wishes
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
A birth-date is a reminder to celebrate the life as well as to update the life.
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.
When someone asks if you’d like cake or pie, why not say you want cake and pie?
Most of us can remember a time when a birthday – especially if it was one’s own — brightened the world as if a second sun has risen.
Robert Staughton Lynd
Don’t just count your years, make your years count.
Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.
9. Spiritual birthday quotes
There are two great days in a person’s life — the day we are born and the day we discover why.
And I rose
In rainy autumn
And walked abroad in a shower of all my days.
Live not one’s life as though one had a thousand years, but live each day as the last.
All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.
Having a birthday is like reaching a higher peak on a mountain. Pause to admire the view; reflect on how far you have come.
Richelle E. Goodrich
Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself,
to become what he potentially is.
The day you’re born is not the day you grow, it’s the day you evolve. The revolution is up to you.
Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
If we could be twice young and twice old,
we could correct all our mistakes.
Zen birthday greetings
Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.
A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip!
10. Famous birthday quotes
Let them eat cake.
And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
It takes a long time to become young.
May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.
May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine.
I was forced to live far beyond my years when just a child, now I have reversed the order and I intend to remain young indefinitely.
Inspiration from music
They say it’s your birthday. We’re gonna have a good time. I’m glad it’s your birthday. Happy birthday to you.
Go shawty. It’s your birthday. We gon’ party like it’s yo birthday.
How to use birthday quotes
Use these quotes to say “Happy Birthday” in birthday cards, e-cards, and messages.
Share a special quote with all the people closest to you on their day of celebration:
- Best friend / Besties
- Father / Dad
- Mother / Mom
- Sister in law
- Brother in law
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