Here's a very useful series of funny, inspirational and loving birthday quotes and age quotes you can use to spell out your best wishes for the birthday boy or girl.
Pick out the most suitable quote on birthday, and use it in your greeting cards, letters, scrapbooks to express your light-hearted, encouraging or warm wishes for that special someone.
Why do we celebrate birthdays? Henri J. M. Nouwen has a very good reason you might agree with, "Celebrating a birthday is exalting life and being glad for it. On a birthday, we do not say: 'Thanks for what you did, or said, or accomplished.' No, we say: 'Thank you for being born and being among us.' Celebrating a birthday reminds us of the goodness of life."
So have fun and enjoy these birthday quotes and spread some cheer by using them!
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
-- Robert Frost
A man of forty today has nothing to worry him but falling hair, inability to button the top button, failing vision, shortness of breath, a tendency of the collar to shut off all breathing, trembling of the kidneys to whatever tune the orchestra is playing, and a general sense of giddiness when the matter of rent is brought up. Forty is Life's Golden Age.
-- Robert Benchley
Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy.
-- Dorothy Thompson
Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
-- Jack Benny
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
-- Abraham Lincoln
At middle age the soul should be opening up like a rose, not closing up like a cabbage.
-- John Andrew Holmes
At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgement.
-- Benjamin Franklin
Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.
-- Larry Lorenzoni
Everything I know I learned after I was thirty.
-- Georges Clemenceau
Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs.
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.
-- French proverb
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which strengthens with the setting sun of life.
-- Jean De La Fontaine
From birth to age eighteen, a girl needs good parents. From eighteen to thirty-five, she needs good looks. From thirty-five to fifty-five, she needs a good personality. From fifty-five on, she needs good cash.
-- Sophie Tucker
I want to be an artist
To paint pictures just for you,
So when each birthday comes around,
I can send you quite a few.
It is better to wear out than to rust out.
-- Bishop Richard Cumberland
Life begins at forty.
-- W. B. Pitkin
Men are like wine: some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
-- Pope John XXIII
Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.
-- Ogden Nash
My heart is like a singing bird...
Because the birthday of my life
Is come, my love is come to me.
-- Christine Rossetti
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty, but it's up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
-- Coco Chanel
Once I was looking through the kitchen window at dusk and I saw an old woman looking in. Suddenly the light changed and I realized that the old woman was myself. you see, it all happens on the outside; inside one doesn't change.
-- Molly Keane
Please don't retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them.
-- Anna Magnani
Sing a song of Birthdays
Full of fun and cheer
And may you keep on having them
For many a happy year.
Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.
-- Martin Buxbaum
The advantage of being eighty years old is that one has many people to love.
-- Jean Renoir
The Best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.
-- H. V. Prochnow
The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men.
-- Colleen McCullough
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
-- Oprah Winfrey
The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.
-- English Proverb
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
-- Lucille ball
Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow.
-- Margaret Fuller
What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it. - Brigitte Bardot
Whatever with the past has gone, The best is always yet to come.
-- Lucy Larcom
When I passed forty I dropped pretense, ‘cause men like women who got some sense.
-- Maya Angelou
When you turn thirty, a whole new thing happens: you see yourself acting like you parents.
-- Blair Sabol
You grow up the day you have your first real laugh yourself.
-- Ethel Barrymore
You make me chuckle when you say that you are no longer young, that you have turned twenty-four. A man is or may be young to after sixty, and not old before eighty.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
-- Franz Kafka
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