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Here are 30 birthday quotes to give family and friends a birthday message on their special day. Some are happy birthday quotes, some are funny birthday wishes for a friend, some poke fun at the “fine wine” of growing older, and some are just plain sweet ways to say “I love you and happy birthday.”
Inspirational quotes are a great way to brighten someone’s day. Write one of these sayings on the inside of a printable birthday card and you are all set for any birthday party. Well, you do need a birthday cake for a fun-filled birthday!
Happy Birthday Quotes
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! – Dr. Seuss
For a great birthday greeting for all ages, you can’t go wrong with Dr. Seuss. I could see a super cute cake and party theme around this quote.
Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed. – Charles Schulz
If you have a sister or brother who could use a little laughter about growing older, this is a great quote to make their day full of joy.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. – Mark Twain
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. – Sir James Barrie
What are some birthday quotes?
And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln
I just love this one – short in words and long in meaning.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C.S. Lewis
Maybe you have a gift or card all ready to go but you can’t quite find the right words to convey birthday wishes for a friend. Quotes from famous leaders, authors, and thinkers can lend some wisdom and inspiration to a birthday greeting.
We turn not older with years, but newer every day. – Emily Dickinson
Every day of your life is a kind of birthday when you look at it this way, isn’t it?
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! – Henry David Thoreau
A true friend is someone who knows all about you and likes you just the same. – Elbert Hubbard
This one is the perfect birthday quote for best friends. This is how I will be wishing Happy Birthday to my best friend, with a little wink to say thanks for putting up with me! Happy birthday, buddy!
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. – Woodrow Wilson
This birthday quote for friends let them know how important they are in your world.
Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be. – Robert Browning
What do you say in a birthday text?
I think all this talk about age is foolish. Every time I’m one year older, everyone else is too. – Gloria Swanson
Send a text to your special loved one on their birthday with one of these clever quotes. You can share them by taking a screenshot of the image, or just cut and paste the words printed below each image, to instantly brighten their day.
Nature gives you the face you have at 20, but it’s up to you to merit the face you have at 50. – Coco Chanel
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent—that is to triumph over old age. – Thomas B. Aldrich
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young. – Fred Astaire
Middle age is when you still believe you’ll feel better in the morning. – Bob Hope
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. – Oprah Winfrey
How do you congratulate someone on their birthday?
We don’t typically think of wishing happy birthday to the person we care about as a way of saying congratulations. But marking someone’s birthday is a celebration, and the best birthday wishes for a friend will convey that you’re happy they “made it” another year. You might congratulate them with a toast, a card, or just celebrating them with the right words.
Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter. – Satchel Paige
To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am. – Bernard Baruch
Don’t just count your years, make your years count. – George Meredith
We turn not older with years but newer every day. – Emily Dickinson
You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt, as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear, as young as your hope, as old as your despair. – Paul H. Duhn
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well. – Voltaire
Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years. – Ausonius
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. – Chili Davis
Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. – Larry Lorenzoni
All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much. – George Harrison
Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age. – Booth Tarkington
The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. – Brian Tracy
What do you say on someone’s birthday?
What are the best wishes for birthday cards? The best birthday message I ever received was from a friend that said, simply, “So happy you were born.” What do you write on a birthday card or put on a cake?
If you know someone having a birthday today here are a few ideas that can be shared with that special person to help them enjoy their day.
- Wishing you a birthday that is as special in every way as you are!
- Warmest wishes for your birthday and always!
- So grateful you are in my life!
- May all your dreams come true!
- Cheers to another year greater! Birthday wishes to last you all year long!
- May your birthday be as beautiful as you are.
- May all of your birthday wishes be granted.
- Wishing you joy and happiness on your birthday.
- True friends stay together through thick and thin
Through all the rumors and all the grins
Through all the pain and all the tears
True friends are there throughout the years. Happy Birthday Dear Friend!
- May you have a day filled with fun.
- Happy Birthday my love! I am so happy you were born.
- Happy Birthday to a great friend. Your true friendship is a gift to me!
- Many happy returns!
- It’s your BIG day today! Live it up!
Whether you need to say Happy Birthday dad or Happy Birthday sister these birthday quotes will be the perfect way to say good luck and let friends and family know the day they were born is special and deserves a birthday celebration.
What do you say in a birthday text (or should I say bday txt)? Take a screenshot of any of these inspirational birthday quotes and instantly brighten someone’s special day!
I love a good quote for inspiration and to motivate. Here are some of my favorites.
- Friendship Quotes – These are great to let a friend know how amazing they are.
- Bestfriend Quotes– Try these if you need a quote for your BFF
- Positive Affirmations – Printable cards to print and cut out to keep motivated
- Motivational Quotes
- New Year Quotes -Let these wise words inspire you to have the best year ever.
- Maya Angelou Quotes
- Good Morning Quotes -these are good inspiration for how to have great days!
- Disney Quotes
- Dr. Seuss Quotes