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Birthday Quotes

Posted by  ·  January 26, 2019  ·  Last Updated: June 6, 2019

Here are 30 birthday quotes to give family and friends a birthday message on their special day. Some are funny birthday wishes, 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.

Dr Seuss

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.

Charles Schulz 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.

mark twain about wrinkles
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. – Mark Twain

those who bring sunshine quote
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. – Sir James Barrie

Abraham Lincoln quotes about years

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.

CS Lewis quote about goals and dreams

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

Emily Dickinson quote

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?

Henry David Thoreau quote

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! – Henry David Thoreau

Elbert Hubbard quote

A true friend is someone who knows all about you and likes you just the same. – Elbert Hubbard

This quote is perfect for a dear friend. 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!

Woodrow Wilson

Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. – Woodrow Wilson

Robert Browning

Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be. – Robert Browning

I think all this talk about age is foolish. Every time I’m one year older, everyone else is too. Gloria Swanson

I think all this talk about age is foolish. Every time I’m one year older, everyone else is too. – Gloria Swanson

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

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

Thomas B. Aldrich

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent—that is to triumph over old age. – Thomas B. Aldrich

Fred Astaire

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

Middle age is when you still believe you’ll feel better in the morning. – Bob Hope

Oprah Winfrey quote

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

Satchel Paige quote

Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter. – Satchel Paige

Bernard Baruch quote

To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am. – Bernard Baruch

 George Meredith quote

Don’t just count your years, make your years count. – George Meredith

Emily Dickinson quote

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

Paul H. Duhn quote

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

Voltaire quote

God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well. – Voltaire

Ausonius quote

Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years. – Ausonius

Chili Davis quote
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. – Chili Davis

Larry Lorenzoni quote
Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. – Larry Lorenzoni

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

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

Brian Tracy

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?

Here are a few ideas that can be shared with that special person to help them enjoy their birthday.

  • 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!
  • Cheers to another year greater! Birthday wishes to last you all year long!
  • May your birthday be as beautiful as you are.
  • May your 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!

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)?

More Quotes

I love a good quote for inspiration and to motivate. Here are some of my favorites.



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  1. George
    Sunday, January 27th, 2019
    These quotes are well thought out! Thanks for the research to find just the right thing to share with a friend in their special day