Finding the perfect way to wish someone happy birthday can be difficult, especially for acquaintances and colleagues. In order to make that birthday message a little easier to write, we compiled over 100 different quotes for you to choose from.
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Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
There are two great days in a person’s life — the day we are born and the day we discover why.
Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
You take away all the other luxuries in life, and if you can make someone smile and laugh, you have given the most special gift: happiness.
Don’t just count your years, make your years count.
Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.
You don’t get older, you get better.
Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.
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.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn’t have one. So I got a cake.
You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
No wise man ever wished to be younger.
Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
Everything I know I learned after I was 30.
I’m not getting old. I’m getting better.
Middle age is when you still believe you’ll feel better in the morning.
The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.
H. V. Prochnow
To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
I think all this talk about age is foolish. Every time I’m one year older, everyone else is too.
Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.
Nature gives you the face you have at 20, but it’s up to you to merit the face you have at 50.
Men are like wine: some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
Pope John XXIII
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.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs.
Life is too short to be small.