With my girlfriends birthday being just a few days away, I’ve put together this list of the 21 best birthday quotes. One of these is guaranteed to make that person you care about smile on their special day!
On this day dance like no one’s watching, sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ll never get hurt, and live like it’s heaven on Earth! Wishing you a Happy Birthday and many happy returns of the day.
As you grow up, make sure you have more dreams than memories, more opportunities than chances, more hard work than luck and more friends than acquaintances. May you have the very best in life. Happy Birthday!
May you have all the joy your heart can hold, all the smiles a day can bring, all the blessings a life can unfold, may you get the world’s best in everything. Wishing you a Happy Birthday!
Let me tell you that with every passing year, you’re becoming the most smart, wise, good looking, stunning and accomplished person that I have ever known! May you continue to put out the very best in your life. Happy Birthday!
Turn the challenges you face in to opportunities, consider the weaknesses you have as a motivation to improve, and polish your strengths in to your uniqueness. I wish you a very Happy Birthday. May you always make your own way, as you walk through this journey, called life.
Make us all proud by doing things that truly spreads the purpose of your life to the people around you. On your Birthday, we’re here to tell you that we will always support you in everything you do. Happy Birthday!
With age, may every Birthday of yours also increase your self confidence, beauty, intelligence, insight and wisdom. Have a great Birthday!
Great accomplishments require great people. We know you have many more accomplishments to covet and achieve! Wishing you all the very best. Happy Birthday.
With every Birthday may you have 5 new friends, 3 more pounds of wisdom, 2 more tons of hope and a few more handfuls of magic dust to touch the lives of everyone around you. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!
You are like an angel because you’ve touched the life of every person you’ve met. You deserve the best and the most special of Birthdays so that you can touch the lives of a thousand more people. Happy Birthday!
Every Birthday, decide to live whole-heartedly as if it was your last Birthday ever. Every Birthday, decide to learn whole-heartedly as if you never knew anything before. Happy Birthday and have a great year ahead.
If you are born with a talent, then it means that God intended you to use it in some way. This Birthday, may you discover many more secret talents in yourself. Happy Birthday!
Do you want to look back in life and think about what a great life you’ve had? Then you better start working towards it right away! Happy Birthday!
So many years ago a bright star was born and people predicted that it would make the whole world shine. That star my dear, is you! Wishing you a very Happy Birthday.
In the journey of your life, may you count your successes with each passing Birthday and may you never have to look back on any regrets of your life. Happy Birthday dear!
Spread your wings and soar high in the skies. Open your eyes and look beyond the ordinary. Elevate your imagination and rise above the mediocre. May your Birthday today be the beginning of wonderful achievements in your life.
Let enthusiasm reach your smile, happiness reach your eyes and resilience reach the temples of your face every time you look at someone. May you pass on your radiance to everyone around you. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday.
Your Birthday is God’s way of reminding you that you have many more big things to achieve and very little time on your hands. Wishing you a great day today and lots of success for the future. Happy Birthday!
The sun shines today, the skies speak today, the trees sway today and the birds chirp today only to wish you a Happy Birthday. May Mother Nature always be by your side and inspire you to accomplish great things.
Forget how long you’ve lived. Look at how much you’ve accomplished until now and how far you’ve got to go. Happy Birthday!
Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again.
Menachem M. Schneerson
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The birthday quotations on this page are themed around wisdom; thoughtful insights into the business we all share, living our lives as well as we can, regardless of age.
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|Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality. |
Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these.
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting; The soul that rises with us, our life's star, Hath had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar; Not in entire forgetfulness, And not in utter nakedness, But trailing clouds of glory do we come from God, who is our home.
Real birthdays are not annual affairs. Real birthdays are the days when we have a new birth.
In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.
Keep true to the dream of thy youth.
Friedrich Von Schiller
If you want to be happy, be.
Henry David Thorreau
One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.
There was a star danced, and under that was I born.
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
James M. Barrie
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn't original sin. He's born with the tragedy that he has to grow up...a lot of people don't have the courage to do it.
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.
Whatever with the past has gone, the best is always yet to come.
PLeas'd to look forward, pleas'd to look behind, And count each birthday with a grateful mind.
May you live all the days of your life.
Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
Jean Paul Richter
... the birthday of my life,
Is come, my love is come to me.
Christina Georgina Rossetti
From our birthday, until we die, Is but the winking of an eye.
William Butler Yeats
Sugar in the gourd and honey in the horn, I never was so happy since the hour I was born.
The best birthdays of all are those that haven't arrived yet.
Sing a song of Birthdays
Full of fun and cheer
And may you keep on having them
For many a happy year.
It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.
There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get 'un-birthday' presents ... and only one for birthday presents, you know.
Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.
The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.
The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.
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A birthday is a very special day in one’s life since it is a day to celebrate the anniversary of one’s birth into this world. Some celebrate it with gifts, parties, etc. But regardless of how it is celebrated, one of the key elements that a birthday can never be complete without is a beautiful wish. And what better wish to send a birthday celebrant than an inspirational one?!
Here are some powerful and very inspirational birthday quotes you can send to friends and loved ones to inspire and spur them on to overcome the obstacles in life and achieve remarkable things.
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A selection of happy birthday funny quotes you can use to wish someone a very happy birthday and poke fun at their age on their birthday. Use them as part of a funny birthday card message, or even as a Facebook caption.
Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that people who have the most live the longest! (But it has also been scientifically proven that too many will kill you.)
Don't let ageing get you down... it's too hard to get back up again!
Middle age... when "happy hour" is a nap!
If gray hair is a sign of wisdom, then you're a genius!
What goes up but never comes down? Your age.
The tragedy of getting old: So many candles... so little cake.
Technically you're not 50. You're only $49.95, plus tax!
They say you lose your mind as you grow older... what they don't tell you is that you won't miss it much!
Age doesn't make you forgetful: having too many stupid things to remember makes you forgetful!
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
~ Chili Davis
Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
~ Jack Benny
Youth is a gift of nature but age is a work of art.
~ Stanislaw Lec
Age is not important unless you're a cheese.
~ Helen Hayes
I've reached an age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me.
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Some funny happy birthday wishes and messages you can use in a funny birthday card message to friends or family on their birthday.
I believe you forgot my birthday present last year, so now I'm returning the favor. Happy Birthday!
A wise man once said, "Forget about your past, you cannot change it". I'd like to add: "Forget about your present, I didn't get you one".
Happy Birthday to a [Mom/Dad] who's smart and funny and good looking, from a [daughter/son] who inherited all your best qualities.
It's your birthday? Let's get up to some mischief!
Funny birthday wishes about getting older:
It's OK to light the candles on your birthday cake now; I've already alerted the fire department.
You know, they say that age is really all in the mind. The key is to prevent it from trickling down into your body.
Congratulations on being born a really long time ago.
You're how old?! Better take that cake outdoors to light the candles! Have a very happy birthday.
Congratulations, you've finally reached the wonder years... wonder where your car is parked? Wonder where you left your phone? Wonder where your glasses are? Wonder what day it is?
When I have a birthday I take the day off. But when my wife has a birthday, she takes a year or two off.
You might be prehistoric, but at least you're not extinct!
Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.
You're not old! ...oh, no wait, actually you are, sorry about that...
Don't stress about your eyesight failing as you get older. It's nature's way of protecting you from shock as you walk past the mirror.
Happy birthday!! You only look as old as the last selfie you took.
I wouldn't say you're old... you've just been young for longer than most of us.
Don't grow up... It's a trap!
Great news! ...you're still alive!
You've got more than half a century of accumulated knowledge and wisdom! That would be awesome... if you could remember any of it.
You know, I would be a whole lot more excited about you turning one year older if I was in your will. Happy Birthday!
Happy birthday to someone who has attended more birthday parties for kids than adults this year.
I thought you might need some help with the candles. Happy Birthday!
Personalize these happy birthday funny wishes with the age of the person.
Don't think of it as turning [insert age]. We're here to celebrate the 10th anniversary of your [insert age -10]th birthday.
Looking [insert age] is great - if you're sixty.
[For under 40s:] You may not be over the hill yet, but you have a great view!
[insert age]?! I demand a recount!
Congratulations on the 10th anniversary of your [XX]th birthday! Here's to many more.
Happy birthday! And remember you're not [insert age] ...you're 18 with [XX] years' experience.
[Insert age] and still too young to plan your own surprise party!
You're 60? That's only 16 in Celsius. Happy birthday!
Deepest sympathies on your [insert age] birthday.
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A collection of funny happy birthday wishes for your mom, sister, aunt, or female friends.
The secret to staying young is make up... make up an age, then stick with it!
Happy birthday. It took you [insert age] years to look this good!
We'll be friends 'til we're old and senile... and then we'll be new friends!
Please don't retouch my wrinkles. It took me so many birthdays to earn them.
~ Anna Magnani
You're the youngest [insert age] year old I know.
Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.
You suck at ageing! Can you at least try to look older?
Those aren't gray hairs you see. They're strands of birthday glitter growing out of your head.
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Happy birthday funny wishes for him, including great messages to wish your dad, brother, uncle, or best buddy a very happy birthday!
If anyone calls you old this birthday, just hit him with your walking stick and throw your teeth at him.
Happy birthday! Don't forget to iron that birthday suit.
A little gray hair is a small price to pay for so much wisdom.
I don't have birthdays anymore, I level up!
Fill in the gaps: H___Y B__T____ ... nice try- HAIRY BUTTOCKS.
Happy Birthday Dad! When I grow up I want to be just like you... but hopefully with more hair! Love, your son.
Middle age is when your age begins to show around your middle.
~ Bob Hope
You know you're 40 when your back is hairier than your head.
What did the bald guy say when he got a comb for his birthday? Thanks, I'll never part with it!
A man has reached middle age when he's warned to slow down by his doctor instead of the police.
~ Henry Youngman
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Oh no! Did you forget their birthday? Apologize with one of these funny belated happy birthday messages. I'm sure it will get you back in their good books...
I'm so sorry I forgot your birthday. The good news is that I also forgot your age. Happy Belated Birthday!
I'm so sorry for sending you belated birthday wishes. Honestly, I didn't think you would live this long. Happy Birthday!
I promise this card isn't late. It is intentionally arriving after your birth-day, because I think you deserve a whole birth-month. Happy Birth-month!
I know you think this card is a few days late. It's actually worse than that. This is your card from 2010 that I only just got around to sending. Happy Belated Birthday!
Happy Birthday! Don't think of this as a late birthday card. Consider it a very early one for next year. Here's wishing you a wonderful year ahead!
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Funny birthday wishes to wish your best friend a very happy birthday.
Some say the glass is half empty, others say the glass is half full. It's your birthday, just drink whatever's in the glass!
On your special day, I wish you peace, love, insight, relaxation, fun, knowledge, romance, friendship... and all that stuff that doesn't cost anything.
Just imagine all the things you'd want to hear on your birthday ...and assume I wrote them here!
For your birthday, I wanted to give you something that was both funny and charming, but then I remembered you already have me in your life.
At your age, people expect you to be calm, dignified and sober.... Disappoint them.
You're older; you're wiser; you're sophisticated. Far too sophisticated to be concerned with material things like presents.
At least you're not as old as you'll be this time next year.
If you feel a bit lonely, forgotten, or just need someone to cheer you up remember...You can always change your birthday on Facebook!
A true friend remembers your birthday, but not your age.
You're turning the perfect age. You're old enough to recognize your mistakes but young enough to make some more. Happy birthday!
The best part of being over forty is that you did most your stupid stuff before the internet.
Don't worry, they are not gray hairs, they are wisdom highlights. You just happen to be extremely wise.
[For over 40s:] Happy birthday! I'm so pleased to hear you're over the hill instead of under it.
By the time you're your age, you've learned everything - you only have to remember it! Many happy returns on your birthday.
I spent 3 hours searching the internet for the perfect birthday message for you and then I gave up. Happy Birthday.
When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old.
~ Mark Twain
You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime.
~ John Grier
Happy 21st again!
If things get better with age, then you're approaching magnificent!
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A collection of happy birthday funny jokes you can send to your friends and family on their birthdays.
How does NASA organise a birthday party? They planet.
What kind of music is scary for birthday balloons? ...pop music!
I used to get heartburn when I ate birthday cake until the doctor advised me to take the candles off first.
I always get this warm feeling on my birthday - people won't stop toasting me.
Why did the teddy bear refuse a slice of birthday cake? He was already stuffed.
You know you're getting old when you can't walk past a bathroom without thinking, "I may as well pee while I'm here."
The good thing about having a bad memory is that jokes can be funny more than once.
The good thing about having a bad memory is that jokes can be funny more than once.
Did you hear about the [insert age] year old who was still cool? Yeah, me neither.
Do you know why candles are always put on top of birthday cakes?
Because it's far too difficult to put them on the bottom.
You know you're old when you turn down the lights to be economical instead of romantic.
You know you're old when getting lucky means a short wait in the doctor's office.
You know you're old when you have a party and the neighbours don't even realize.
Did you know that [insert date] is a date when no famous men or women have ever been born? .....None, only babies!
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We all appreciate birthdays. Whether they’re our own, or someone else’s, they offer us an opportunity to focus our attention on the individual and celebrate their achievements, successes and happiness. They also offer a new start – our own personal New Year – for the year ahead.
Birthdays are an important ritual, particularly when many of us can feel undervalued or overlooked in a complex and competitive world. As they come around every year, it can sometimes be hard to express our appreciation in a heartfelt and original way.
That’s why we may want to write a well thought out birthday card. One that is precise and profound, and truly lets the person we are celebrating understand how we feel about them.
However, it’s not always easy to come up with the appropriate message. Saying the right thing, at the right time, is dependent on the personality of our loved one, what they are going through in their life at that time, and our particular relationship with them.
Do we give them some food for thought about aging? Do we offer them some profound life advice? Or do we go for something laid-back and funny?
The following examples will help you find the perfect thing to say, so you can express a message of love, care, and optimism, and help someone celebrate their birthday with pride, passion, and purpose.
So without further ado;
We live in a culture that is so focused on staying young forever, that it instills a certain degree of fear and anxiety about the aging process. What we should be doing instead, is celebrating the wisdom that comes with age. The following quotes can help your loved one see that aging is something to enjoy, not something to worry about!
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain
“If you are pining for youth I think it produces a stereotypical old man because you only live in memory, you live in a place that doesn’t exist. Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.” – David Bowie
“We live in a youth-obsessed culture that is constantly trying to tell us that if we are not young, and we’re not glowing, and we’re not hot, that we don’t matter. I refuse to let a system or a culture or a distorted view of reality tell me that I don’t matter. I know that only by owning who and what you are can you start to step into the fullness of life. Every year should be teaching us all something valuable. Whether you get the lesson is really up to you.” – Oprah Winfrey
“Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. – Franz Kafka
“Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.” – Dorothy Canfield Fisher
“There are six myths about old age: 1. That it’s a disease, a disaster. 2. That we are mindless. 3. That we are sexless. 4. That we are useless. 5. That we are powerless. 6. That we are all alike.” – Maggie Kuhn
“One of the best parts of growing older? You can flirt all you like since you’ve become harmless.” – Liz Smith
“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
“Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.” – Mark Twain
Like any annual event, a birthday is an annual milestone that offers us the time and space to reflect on our lives and how far we’ve come. You may want to write a birthday card that offers some life advice to the birthday boy or girl, so they can look back at their life with pride and look forward with a sense of hope and optimism.
“A birth-date is a reminder to celebrate the life as well as to update the life.” – Amit Kalantri
“A friend like you is more priceless than the most beautiful diamond. You are not only strong and wise, but kind and thoughtful as well. Your birthday is the perfect opportunity to show you how much I care, and how grateful I am to have you in my life.” – Anonymous
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey
“A birthday is just another day where you go to work and people give you love. Age is just a state of mind, and you are as old as you think you are. You have to count your blessing and be happy.” – Abhishek Bachchan
“Rather than see aging as a reason to contract, we should view it as an opportunity to expand. We should make sure each year of our lives are more interesting than the one before.” – Srinivas Rao
“There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.” – William Barclay
“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
“Today you have added another candle of knowledge and wisdom to your life. May it give you the power to enlighten the whole world. On your birthday, I wish you joy and happiness.” – Debasish Mridha
“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are – even if you are getting older. Thank you for being that friend, and happy birthday.” – Anonymous
Funny Sayings & Well Wishes
Sometimes, the best way to celebrate is to be silly. This can serve two purposes; firstly, it can set the mood for the birthday celebration, and secondly, it can help alleviate some of the anxiety around aging. These funny examples will help you to communicate a message that is light-hearted and carefree, and encourages us not to take things so seriously!
“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” – Lucille Ball
“You know you’re old when the candles cost more than the cake.” – Bob Hope
“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! – Dr. Seuss
“Happy birthday to one of the few people whose birthday I can remember without a Facebook reminder.” – Anonymous
“Birthdays are a new start, a fresh beginning and a time to pursue new endeavors with new goals. Move forward with confidence and courage. You are a very special person. May today and all of your days be amazing!” – Anonymous
“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” – William Shakespeare
“I don’t mind getting older; it’s a privilege denied to so many!” – Chris Geiger
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