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.
    William Shakespeare

    2.) Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
    Dr. Seuss

    3.) Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift.
    Aretha Franklin

    4.) Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, But beautiful old people are works of art.
    Eleanor Roosevelt

    5.) Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
    Charles Schulz

    6.) The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
    Oprah Winfrey

    7.) Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
    Mark Twain

    8.) The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
    Lucille Ball

    9.) Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
    John Lennon

    10.) You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
    C.S. Lewis

    Famous birthday quotes

    2. Funny birthday quotes

    You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
    Bob Hope

    I kept a diary right after I was born. Day 1: Tired from the move. Day 2: Everyone thinks I’m an idiot.
    Steven Wright

    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.’
    Jerry Seinfeld

    I remember when the candle shop burned down. Everyone stood around singing ‘Happy Birthday.’
    Steven Wright

    I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn’t have one. So I got a cake.
    Mitch Hedberg

    A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday.
    Erma Bombeck

    I intend to live forever. So far, so good.
    Steven Wright

    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.
    Ellen DeGeneres

    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.
    Mary Schmich

    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.
    Rose Kennedy

    The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.
    Oscar Wilde

    There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know.
    Lewis Carroll

    A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.
    Robert Frost

    Youth is a gift of nature but age is a work of art.
    Stanislaw Lec

    Birthdays, birthdays, birthdays — everybody’s got one. Most kids wish they had more. Older people wish they had fewer and find them a bore.
    Sally Huss

    Abraham Lincoln birthday quote

    3. Short birthday quotes for Instagram captions

    Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
    Jean Paul

    The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.
    English proverb

    Birthdays are just personalized New Years.
    Josh Henderson

    There is still no cure for the common birthday.
    John Glenn

    Youth has no age.
    Pablo Picasso

    No wise man ever wished to be younger.
    Jonathan Swift

    Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.
    Brigitte Bardot

    Forty is the age of youth. Fifty is the youth of old age.
    Victor Hugo

    Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again.
    Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Simple birthday wishes

    Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.

    The way I see it, you should live everyday like its your birthday.
    Paris Hilton

    My life is better with every year of living it.
    Rachel Maddow

    The best birthdays of all are those that haven’t arrived yet.
    Robert Orben

    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.
    Mahatma Gandhi

    It is never too late to be what you might have been.
    George Eliot

    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.
    Brian Tracy

    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.
    James Patterson

    It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.
    Ellen Glasgow

    May the love in your heart overshadow any sorrows, and may you always know with a deep inner certainty, how loved you truly are.
    Jodi Livon

    Oprah Winfrey quote

    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.
    Satchel Paige

    We turn not older with years, but newer every day.
    Emily Dickinson

    Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.
    Fred Astaire

    You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.
    George Burns

    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.
    Shirley Bassey

    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.
    Coco Chanel

    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.
    Lauren Hutton

    Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.
    Booth Tarkington

    You’re never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
    Les Brown

    6. Birthday gift quotes

    Every day is a gift. But some days are packaged better.
    Sanhita Baruah

    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.
    Denis Waitley

    People give one another things that can’t be gift wrapped.
    Nadine Gordimer

    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.
    Madeleine L’Engle

    None are as old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
    Henry David Thoreau

    Mark Twain birthday wish

    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.
    Amit Kalantri

    Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
    Franz Kafka

    Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.
    Audrey Hepburn

    When someone asks if you’d like cake or pie, why not say you want cake and pie?
    Lisa Loeb

    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.
    George Meredith

    Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.
    Sammy Hagar

    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.
    William Barclay

    And I rose
    In rainy autumn
    And walked abroad in a shower of all my days.
    Dylan Thomas

    Live not one’s life as though one had a thousand years, but live each day as the last.
    Marcus Aurelius

    All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.
    George Harrison

    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

    Deep sayings

    Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself,
    to become what he potentially is.
    E. Fromm

    The day you’re born is not the day you grow, it’s the day you evolve. The revolution is up to you.
    Goitsemang Mvula

    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.
    Samuel Ullman

    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.
    Muhammad Ali

    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.
    Marie Antoinette

    And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
    Abraham Lincoln

    It takes a long time to become young.
    Pablo Picasso

    May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.
    Irish blessing

    May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine.
    Frank Sinatra

    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.
    Mary Pickford

    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.
    The Beatles

    Go shawty. It’s your birthday. We gon’ party like it’s yo birthday.
    50 Cent

    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:

    • Girlfriend
    • Boyfriend
    • Wife
    • Husband
    • Best friend / Besties
    • Colleague
    • Brother
    • Sister
    • Daughter
    • Son
    • Uncle
    • Aunt
    • Father / Dad
    • Mother / Mom
    • Grandma
    • Grandpa
    • Grandson
    • Granddaughter
    • Sister in law
    • Brother in law
    • Cousin
    • Nephew
    • Niece

    We hope you enjoyed reading these famous birthday quotes and sayings. Be sure to check out these other quote lists:

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    By Greg Johnson | Published 4/7/2022